Master Plumbers and Gasfitters Association of Western Australia 2017 Awards of Excellence


Cooke & Dowsett are honored to have been awarded Commercial Plumbing Business of the Year 10 or more employees at the MPAWA 2017 Awards of Excellence on December 9th in Western Australia.

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Kane – 2017  Most Valuable Player Subcontractor


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Plumbing & Fire Industry Awards 2017


The Simonds Stadium project in Geelong was a major winner on the night taking out Project of the Year for its outstanding workmanship, tight schedule and fantastic end result. Congratulations Mark Sullivan (pictured below), Jake Young and team for all your hard efforts getting this project across the line!

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Congratulations also to Matthew Mullarvey (pictured below right) on taking out the Frank Maskell General Plumbing Award.

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After leaving his 18 year career as a brickie, Matthew started an adult apprenticeship with us 4 years ago. It was a major life change
after running his own business for 14 years to become an employee with reduced pay as an apprentice.

Cooke & Dowsett Director Scott Dowsett nominated him for his courageous journey. ‘He’s a shining example for all other apprentices
to look up to. Despite juggling the responsibility of taking on a new path as an adult apprentice with the never ending pressure of
supporting a family, his outstanding workmanship and willingness to learn throughout all projects never wavered.’

Matthew is now taking on a new challenge working along side Mark Fedoruk in estimating.



Drone View of the Recently completed  Simonds Stadium Geelong  (Courtesy of Kane Construction)



Completed Project – Monash Children’s Hospital “proud to be apart of something great”


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Cooke & Dowsett win “Commercial Plumber of the Year 2015/2016”

We are proud to be awarded yet again with “Commercial Plumber of the Year” 2015/2016 by our peers at the Association of Hydraulics Services Consultants Australia (AHSCA – Victorian chapter). This honoured recognition is a credit to our C&D team.


Plumbing & Fire Industry Awards 2016

Excellence in Sustainability Award – Cooke & Dowsett was awarded Excellence in Sustainability at the recent Plumbing & Fire Industry Awards which was held  at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre on Saturday 15th October.


We were also finalists in Project of the Year – Monash Children’s Hospital and The Rose Curtis Award – Hailey Buck.


Australian National Construction Review – 180 Ann Street, Brisbane

Click here to read up on our involvement with the amazing project at 180 Ann Street, Brisbane.


Project Of The Year – Bendigo Hospital

Cooke & Dowsett were extremely proud to win the “Project Of The Year” award for Bendigo Hospital at the 2015 Plumbing & Fire Industry Awards! The prestigious awards night was held on Saturday 10th October at Melbourne’s RACV Club.



We support the MAYSAR Upgrade Project

We are proud of our involvement in the MAYSAR Upgrade Project. Thanks to our collaborators for sharing the dream. Read article.


‘Business Review Australia’ and ‘Construction Global’ Magazine Review

On the back of our BRW Mid-Market Award for ‘Best Mid-Market Leader’, we were featured in the November issues of the ‘Business Review Australia’ and ‘Construction Global’ magazines. Read article here.


Northern Territory Accreditation

Cooke & Dowsett now hold a CAL Accreditation in Northern Territory which recognises financially viable and technically capable contractors working in the Territory’s building and construction sector. Click here to view our licences, certificates and accreditations.


Docklands Library Wins Design Awards

Cooke & Dowsett undertook the plumbing on the Docklands Library project that won two awards at the Timber Design Awards (September 2014).

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Cooke & Dowsett win “Commercial Plumber of the Year 2013/2014”

We are proud to have been awarded “Commercial Plumber of the Year” 2013/2014 by our peers at the Association of Hydraulics Services Consultants Australia (AHSCA – Victorian chapter). This honoured recognition is a credit to everyone within our C&D team.


Cooke & Dowsett featured in the ‘Australian Financial Review’ and ‘BRW’ website

“It’s draining men (and women): how staff loyalty took plumbing firm Cooke & Dowsett to nationwide success”. Read the full article.


Winners of the BRW ‘Best Mid Market Award’

Proud winners of the ‘Best Mid Market Leader’ award at the BRW Momentum Mid Market Awards 2014! The award ceremony was held at the MCA in Sydney on 28th August. All staff are incredibly proud of this achievement.

Scott & Chadd with Award


World Plumbing Day 2014

Cooke & Dowsett and NUDJ recently exhibited at World Plumbing Day – March 2014 at the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre. Watch the PICAC video clip.

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Reconciliation Australia Case Study – NUDJ Plumbing

Click here to view a case study on NUDJ Plumbing and the amazing companies involved in its creation.


NUDJ Plumbing effective in Indigenous employment

Reconciliation Australia recognises NUDJ Plumbing as the result of an effective partnership between Cooke & Dowsett, Victorian Plumbers Union, Jarlmadangah Aboriginal Corporation and Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation. As featured in Australian National Construction Magazine (February 2014s). Click here for the article.


Celebrating 20 years of “Can Do”

Director Scott Dowsett talks to Australian Plumbing Industry magazine about his 20 years in the family business. Click here for the article.


2013 Master Builders – Bankwest Excellence In Construction Awards Incorporating the ‘Subcontractor Of The Year’ Awards

Winners of the ‘Subcontractor Award for Services (Plumbing/Hydraulic/Fire)’ for Albany Health Campus.


2013 Plumbing Industry Training Awards

Winners of the ‘Employer Award’. Click here to view Media Release.



2010 Plumbing Industry Training Awards

Winners of the ‘Environmental Award – Water’ category.

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2004 Master Builders Excellence In Construction Awards

Winners in the category ‘Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings $30M – $50M’ for Vue Apartments.