TEFMA Clever Campus Awards Dinner

TEFMA members united to celebrate the success of their colleagues at this year’s Clever Campus Awards Dinner which took place at the Optus Stadium on Monday, 10 September. 

Our Dinner sponsor, BGIS hosted an inspiring behind-the-scenes tour of the newly built  Stadium for some TEFMA members.  BGIS are the proud asset managers for this impressive venue under a 25 year PPP Contract.

Master of Ceremonies Peter Rowsthorn, known for his role as Brett in Kath and Kim, hosted the evening with great energy, and had attendees in laughter all evening.

TEFMA would like to congratulate the following Award Recipients: 

Scholarship Winners:

Maurie Pawsey                            Corey Peterson, University of Tasmania
Conference    Poonam Mehra, Chilsholm University 
Travel/ResearchLeigh Burgess, Queensland University of Technology

Clever Campus Awards Winners: 

Continuous ImprovementCharles Sturt University & University of Tasmania
Innovation - Highly Commended RMIT University, Sustainable Urban Precincts Program
Practitioner of the YearAndrew Sun, RMIT University
Emerging ProfessionalJey Ramathasan, RMIT University

Read more about each individual award and our Award Winners here>>

TEFMA Bestowed Awards:

Collaboration Award              Schneider Electric                                                   

Emeritus & Honorary Memberships

Emeritus MembershipBrian Fenn
Honorary MembershipRobert Kelly                                         

TEFMA Certificates of Appreciation

A special thank you to members who have contributed to the Association by working on Local Organising Committees of various workshops which have taken place since the last Awards Dinner.  

A full list of these members can be found here>>

 The night ended with then President, Steph Forrest handing over the reins to incoming President, Garry Bradley.  

We would like to thank Steph for her work on the TEFMA Board and dedication to the sector over the years.  

TEFMA wishes to thank the exclusive dinner sponsor, BGIS, for supporting the TEFMA Clever Campus Awards Dinner.  BGIS is a leading global provider of integrated real estate management services, facilities management services, professional services, project delivery services and workplace solutions. 

BGIS provides solutions across a broad range of social infrastructure sectors working with government, institutions and operators to ensure capability and social outcomes are met day in and day out.  They manage some of the largest portfolios and complex assets in Australia including university campuses, major public hospitals, Defence bases, police stations, courts, correctional facilities, stadiums and convention centres.  They have experience across a range of contract models including a number of PPP projects.  

To find out more information on what BGIS can do to help your asset or facilities, please click here or view the BGIS website


 This year TEFMA announced their new charity partner, BrAshA-T, and we had a special presentation at the Awards Night from a respected member of the TEFMA Board, Wayne Millar as he revealed a personal struggle his family  is facing; his two young grandchildren being diagnosed with a very rare disease Ataxia-telangiectasia.  We look forward to working together in the future to raise funds which will hopefully help find a cure.  A big thank you to all those who partook in the game during evening, assisting to raise over $1,000 for this cause. 

To find out more about BrAshA-T, or to make a donation, please view the BrAshA-T website


Thank you again to all those who submitted an applications for the TEFMA Clever Campus Awards or one of the scholarships, and to our members for your ongoing support.