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FM Industry Award Winner Announcement!

Over 500 facilities management professionals came together last night at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne to celebrate the finalists and winners of the FM Industry Awards for Excellence.

Once again, the Awards were presented by the Facility Management Association of Australia and took place at the beautiful Grand Hyatt, where winners and finalists were recognised across 10 categories of excellence.

Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Burt says “we knew it would be a significant event based on the interest very early on, but we could not prepare ourselves for the success on the night”.

It was an early sell-out event, which highlights its rapidly escalating importance as both a celebration of the industry and as a valuable way to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the designers, creators and managers of the built environment.

FMA Chairperson Kristiana Greenwood says “without a doubt the most prestigious industry event in facilities management – a real opportunity to recognise excellence and celebrate the success in the industry. An outstanding event that just continues to get bigger and better every year".

A special announcement saw the induction of Steve Taylor as the Association’s newest life member. A milestone for the Association and recognition of the passion, drive and commitment he has displayed over an almost twenty-year membership.

FMA charity partner, The Kids' Cancer Project, gave away some great prizes in the charity raffle. The raffle saw attendees digging deep for kids’ cancer and means that $10,000 was raised to go towards finding a cure for childhood cancer.


Congratulations to all the FM Industry Award winners:


Facilities Manager of the Year

Stuart Windsor, Operations Manager at Programmed

Young Achiever of the Year

Amy Nicholls, Senior Facilities Manager at Programmed

Highly commended

Ebony Elliott, Account Manager with JLL

Leadership in Gender Diversity

Scot Pittaway, Managing Director at Intact Group


New Category: Excellence in FM – 2 facility types were awarded in this new category

Government & Special Purpose

JLL - Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Education & Schools

RMIT - Advanced 40 year life cycle model for Higher Education


Collaborative Partnerships

Knight Frank, Airmaster & BUENO - Predictive maintenance within the commercial HVAC industry

People & Productivity

Mirvac – EY Centre, 200 George St

Sustainability & Environmental Impact

Mirvac - EY Centre, 200 George St

Occupant Safety & Wellbeing

RMIT - for their Comprehensive hazmat and asbestos management plan


Again, FMA congratulates everyone who was nominated, finalists and especially the winners for their commitment and dedication to the FM industry and we hope to see you next year.


We would like to give a big thanks to all our sponsors!