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Georgiou awarded key roads contract

Tuesday 29, November 2016

Georgiou has been awarded a contract by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to deliver the Olsen Avenue Six-Laning Upgrade, valued at $11 million.

Georgiou Group will widen Olsen Avenue (Labrador—Carrara Road) to three lanes in each direction between Crestwood Drive and Southport—Nerang Road, as well as upgrade the Southport—Nerang Road intersection and add pedestrian and cyclist paths.

The Olsen Avenue Six-Laning Upgrade is part of a $160.7 million package of road network improvement projects to help manage traffic impacts during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Gary Georgiou, Georgiou Group’s Queensland General Manager, said: “We are thrilled to be awarded this key contract and be part of the exciting development plans in Queensland. We have a vast wealth of experience in delivering complex brownfield infrastructure projects across Queensland, including Paradise Road and two sections of the Southport—Burleigh Upgrade.

“Throughout the project, we will work closely with TMR and the local community to minimise any disruption to the travelling public. Additionally, delivery of this project will provide significant opportunities for local subcontractors and suppliers so together we can leave behind a legacy for the local community.

“As one of the fastest growing cities in Queensland, we look forward to delivering a project that will increase the capacity of the transport network, reduce travel times and delays and leave behind a safer road network for users.”

The project, which will see 90 personnel at peak, is due for completion in mid to late 2017.

Georgiou is currently completing works on the $18.5M Southport—Burleigh Road (central section) Upgrade in QLD, $30M Russell Road Upgrade in WA and the $57M Northern Road Upgrade in NSW.

Georgiou wins in a cliff hanger

Monday 14, November 2016

Foreman Clifford Dawson has been recognised as Australia's best trainee in the Certificate IV category at the National CCF Awards Ceremony, held in Canberra recently.

It's been a big year for the foreman, after taking out the WA award for this category in February.

The distinguished award is handed to the trainee who shows excellence in skills, knowledge, attitude and progression throughout their training. Clifford excelled in all categories and has been identified by Georgiou as an employee who shows brilliant leadership skills.

"During Cliff's time with Georgiou, he has displayed the ability to become a great leader. No matter how busy he is, he will always make time to work with the site staff to develop them to their full potential. He is well respected by his entire team, management and external contractors," said Learning and Development Manager Jason Stern.

It was a double win for Georgiou Group at the National awards, with our Gateway WA project taking out the prestigious National Earth Awards Category 6 for  Projects over $75M category.

"To be recognised as a national leader in civil infrastructure is massive win for Georgiou Group and the alliance. This truly places us amongst the best contractors in Australia. This award is one the whole organisation can be proud of," said Operations Manager Peter Hopfmueller who was at the ceremony.

Southport–Burleigh Road opens ahead of schedule

Wednesday 02, November 2016

The first milestone has been achieved for the $104 million Southport–Burleigh Road upgrade, with a new third lane opening in both directions yesterday (1 November).

Georgiou Group has completed all major works for the Fremar to Rudd streets section ahead of schedule, with only minor works remaining, allowing motorists to take advantage of the six lanes.

QLD Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said it was impressive to hear works had finished early so road users could move more freely on this section of road.

“Motorists can now experience some of the benefits this upgrade will bring to the Gold Coast, including reducing congestion,” Mr Bailey said.

“The upgrade of this extremely busy arterial road has long been required, and at last we are seeing hard work pay off with the successful delivery of the first of three sections along Southport-Burleigh Road.

“An average of 112 jobs will be created over the life of the Southport–Burleigh Road project.”

The landmark road network upgrades form part of the Gold Coast’s $160.7 million major road network improvements in the lead-up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

 

Work to start on Roe 8 following contract award

Wednesday 12, October 2016

Yesterday (Tuesday 11 October 2016) was a monumental day for Georgiou Group and it's Perth Freightlink Alliance partners - CPB Contractors, WA Limestone, GHD, AECOM and BG&E - with the signing of the Roe 8 contract in Perth.

This follows an announcement in October 2015 which named the Alliance as the preferred proponent for the delivery of the project. Roe 8 will involve a 5km, four-lane dual carriageway extension of Roe Highway from the Kwinana Freeway intersection through to Stock Road. 

Valued at $450 million, Roe 8 is expected to directly create 400-500 jobs during the construction phase and is set to reduce congestion, improve freight efficiency and provide better safety outcomes for all road users.

Construction of Roe 8 is scheduled to begin in late 2016 - early 2017, following detailed design and the endorsement of the Alliance’s project management plans.

Georgiou solidifies roadworks capability in QLD

Friday 07, October 2016

Georgiou Group is continuing to strengthen its Queensland operations with the award of a second Southport-Burleigh Road Contract, valued at $18.5 million.

Awarded by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), Georgiou will construct a third traffic lane in each direction by removing the on-street parking, while constructing a shared off-road cycle and pedestrian pathway and a Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) upgrade.

The innovative CFI solution, designed by the Department, will address traffic congestion and provide an additional access to Surfers Paradise from the south.

Georgiou Group’s Queensland General Manager Gary Georgiou said the latest contract win demonstrates Georgiou’s roadworks capability in Queensland.

“A key focus of our growth strategy in Queensland is to build our reputation as a quality roads contractor while building on our relationships with key clients such as TMR,” said Mr Georgiou.

 “We have a strong track record across Australia for delivering large-scale road projects critical to each State’s road network and this latest win will ensure we continue to build vital public infrastructure for the Queensland community.”

Georgiou are currently delivering the southern section of the Southport–Burleigh Road network improvement project. This latest contract award will see the company continue their work from Vespa Crescent in Bundall through to the Monaco Street Bridge in Sorrento.

The project, which will see 120 personnel at peak, is due for completion in late 2017.

Georgiou is currently completing works on the $7.5M Paradise Road Upgrade in QLD, $30M Russell Road Upgrade in WA and the $57M Northern Road Upgrade in NSW.

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