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Improved connectivity with opening of Russell Road

Thursday 15, December 2016

Commuters in Perth's south have received a boost today with the opening of the Kwinana Freeway widening and Russell Road bridge duplication upgrades, delivered by Georgiou Group.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the upgrades, which will support Perth's growing southern region, will improve connectivity and traffic flow for the more than 50,000 motorists who use the major arterial route every day.

"More than 52,000 motorists use the Kwinana Freeway daily and they will now have access to three southbound lanes between Armadale Road and Russell Road. That means more efficient travel, which equals less time stuck and traffic and more time at home with family," Mr Chester said.

"The freeway widening and bridge duplication projects also generated a total of 475 jobs which is great news for West Australians.

"The completion of these upgrades comes at a good time, with the number of vehicles using this route each day estimated to reach 75,000 by 2021."

Senator for Western Australia Chris Back today joined WA Minister for Transport Bill Marmion to mark the official opening of both projects, saying they would improve commute times for residents in the city's south.

"Both the Russell Road and Kwinana Freeway projects will deliver better traffic flow on the principal route between Perth city and the southern suburbs, Mandurah and the state's south-west. The completion of both projects will also reduce the need for motorists to use smaller local roads in the area that haven't been designed to handle a high volume of traffic," Senator Back said.

Western Australia Minister for Transport Bill Marmion said the Russell bridge duplication would also encourage more use of public transport.

"The new bridge will greatly improve the general connectivity of Perth's southern suburbs by making public transport even more attractive for people intending to walk, cycle, drive and park at the soon to be completed Aubin Grove train station," Mr Marmion said.

"The new bridge doubles the current number of lanes to four, improving all traffic movements and catering for expanded traffic volumes. In addition, it will improve access to the new 2,000 bay car park at the future train station. This is a great outcome for the community."

 

Georgiou parks next to the best in the industry

Wednesday 14, December 2016

Georgiou, together with our client the City of Joondalup, has been awarded the Outstanding New Car Park Development Award for our Boas Avenue Car Park Project at the recent 2016 Parking Australia Awards.

The awards celebrate the achievements of individuals, teams and organisations for innovation, excellence and outstanding facilities through the parking sector.

General Manager Building Frank Dilizia said the award was a great way to recognise all the hard work Georgiou had put into the project, delivering the project on time and to a high standard of workmanship.

"The nomination was put forward by the City of Joondalup who felt the car park was one of the best new parking facilities in Australia. Throughout this project, we worked closely with the client to value-engineer the design and provide cost savings," he explained.

The $14M project was completed in September 2015 and consisted of the 28 private bays of the lower carpark and five levels of public parking, totalling 560 bays.

Georgiou hit their prime with contract award

Friday 09, December 2016

National building construction, engineering and property development company Georgiou Group has been awarded national property fund manager Primewest’s new multi-storey office development, valued at circa $31M.

Located in Joondalup Western Australia, the eight-storey A Grade office development will be tenanted by the State Government and has been designed to achieve 5 Star Greenstar As Built and 4.5 NABERS rating.

Georgiou Group’s Chief Executive Officer John Georgiou said innovation was the key to securing this coveted project.

“In order to convert this tender our team focused on value engineering and utilising innovative materials and methodologies to provide significant cost savings for our client,” he said.

The latest award adds to a long list of landmark commercial projects built by Georgiou such as Curtin University’s new medical teaching facility, the Armadale City Council Office Development in Perth’s South and the Tassels Place Office Development in Stirling.

“Since 2006, we’ve worked hard to build a reputation as a quality builder of commercial developments with the majority of our past projects tenanted by the State Government,” said Mr Georgiou.

Primewest Director David Schwatrz said the new building, Prime House, would be a landmark location in Joondalup and set a new benchmark for quality and sustainability in the area.

He said the company was delighted to be working alongside Georgiou on such an innovative and exciting project.

The building will form part of Primewest’s expansive $2 billion national property portfolio that covers all sectors of the property market. The Primewest project will see Georgiou provide a significant number of local jobs and is set for completion in early 2018.

Preferred tenderer announced for DHA's Liv Apartments Development

Monday 05, December 2016

Georgiou Group has been chosen as the Preferred Tenderer for the Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) mixed-use residential development, valued at circa $61 million.

Situated in Fremantle’s up and coming east end precinct, DHA’s Liv Apartments project will transform a run-down former car yard site into an attractive, modern, mixed-use development, adding diversity and character to the local area.

The development will feature 166 apartments and approximately 1,300sqm of commercial space as well as landscaped courtyards and public open spaces. The apartments will house Department of Defence families stationed in WA, with the balance of apartments available for sale to private owners and investors.

Chief Executive Officer John Georgiou said the company was pleased to be appointed preferred tenderer after successfully delivering the forward works package on the development earlier this year.

“A key focus of our growth strategy in Australia, and Western Australia in particular, is to build our reputation as a quality builder while strengthening on our relationships with key clients such as Defence Housing Australia,” he explained.

“Construction will commence this week and we look forward to delivering this iconic project in Fremantle and adding to our portfolio of quality, mixed-use developments.”

Georgiou is currently delivering the Dalkeith on Waratah Mixed-Use Development, the Edgewater Multi-Storey Carpark and PrimeWest’s new office development in Joondalup.

Aubin Grove to compete with the best

Friday 02, December 2016

Our Aubin Grove Train Station and Russell Road Upgrade projects in WA have been shortlisted by The Australian Constructors Association (ACA), together with Engineers Australia, to compete for the 2017 Australian Construction Achievement Award (ACAA).

Aubin Grove will battle it out with Lendlease, Multiplex Constructions, McConnell Dowell Constructors, Mirvac Group and Grocon PCL JV for the coveted award.

Executive General Manager John Galvin said it was an honour to be shortlisted for the award.

"The ACAA is the award every construction company wants in their cabinet. It sees the nation's best construction companies vying for the most iconic award in our industry and highlights the innovation and project skills of each organisation," he said.

"For Georgiou, this project has been a great example of teamwork, excellence in innovation and our ability to work closely with our client to achieve great outcomes." 

ACA's Executive Director Lindsay Le Compte said the combined value of the projects exceeds $3 billion.

"The projects, together with the construction workers, architectural and engineering people behind them, have delivered world class construction outcomes and solutions for their clients. The breadth of skills and innovation involved in these projects showcases the capacity of the industry and its ability to adapt to differing client requirements," he said. 

For a full list of the finalists, click here.

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