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Building a reputation with education

Monday 22, May 2017

Last week, Georgiou was invited to the official opening of the Ricky Grace Girls Academy at Balga Senior High School, which will take place in their recently renovated library space.

As part of Georgiou’s partnership with Balga Senior High School through our Reconciliation Action Plan, our Building team donated the time of their best project managers and subcontractors in February to renovate the school’s library which will now be utilised for The Girls Academy.

Now renovated, His Excellency General the Hon. Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove were invited to officially open the space which will see ex-Wildcats player Ricky Grace and his team work with Year 10-12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls to provide support to engage in school and pursue their goals.

The Girls Academy is the flagship program for Role Models and Leaders Australia, a not-for-profit charitable organisation founded to invest in educational support programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls.

“The Girls Academy has a proven track record of improving attendance, engagement, completion of high school and transition into post school destinations,” said Balga SHS Principal Geoff Harris.

“I would like to acknowledge the Georgiou Building Group for their ethos in supporting community and Balga Senior High School, in assisting to refurbish the Girls Academy room.”

It took three weekends and a large group of volunteers to demolish and rebuild this section of the school library, transforming the area from a simple storage space to a vibrant learning area.

Georgiou has been working closely with Balga Senior High School since 2014, and has donated more than $60,000 in funding and in-kind donations for their girls’ netball program.

Roe 8 alliance deployed to three new projects

Tuesday 16, May 2017

Since the WA State Election in March, the fate of the Roe 8 Alliance has been the talk of the industry, with many uncertain about the project’s future.

In early May, the WA State Government announced the workforce of 231 people, previously employed on the cancelled Roe 8 project, will be reassigned to work on three alternative road upgrades.

Funding for the projects is the result of a new Commonwealth-State $2.3 billion agreement that includes the full relocation of funding from the cancelled Perth Freight Link project.

The new agreement safeguards Roe 8 jobs and will relieve congestion in the northern, eastern and southern suburbs of Perth.

The alternative projects negotiated from the Roe 8 contract will also create hundreds of other indirect job opportunities for local contractors and suppliers.

The Roe 8 renegotiation includes the following road projects:

  • Wanneroo Road (Joondalup Drive to Flynn Drive) - Constructing Dual Carriageway (Project Costs: $31 million)
  • Fiona Stanley Hospital and Murdoch Activity Centre access from Kwinana Freeway and Roe Highway - (Project Costs: $100 million)
  • Armadale Road dual carriageway upgrade between Anstey Road and Tapper Road (Project Costs: $145 million).

Construction on the first of the three projects - the Murdoch Drive connection - is expected to begin almost immediately.

Meanwhile, the Wanneroo Road and Armadale Road dual carriageway upgrades will start construction during the 2017-18 financial year.

The alliance team will also collaboratively manage the rehabilitation of the cleared Roe 8 site in Coolbellup.

The program will be informed by a working group comprising representatives from the State and local governments, the local community and the alliance.

Georgiou’s Executive General Manager Engineering John Galvin had this to say about the renegotiation.

“For the past two months, the Alliance along with Main Roads and State Government representatives have worked hard to arrive at an arrangement which benefits both the contractors involved and the State government,” he explained.

“This arrangement will see Georgiou involved in critical infrastructure that WA has needed for some time and we look forward to working with our Alliance partners to deliver these projects on time and budget.”

Transporting Perth to new destinations

Thursday 11, May 2017

This month, Georgiou's Aubin Grove was featured in the Australian National Construction Review.

As a finalist for the Australian Construction Achievement Awards, the Aubin Grove Train Station Project for the Public Transport Authority has received a lot of media attention recently, after being officially opened by the WA Premier Hon. Mark McGowan in late April.

To read the full feature, click here.  

Georgiou featured in Business News

Wednesday 26, April 2017

Georgiou Group has been featured in the Business News magazine as part of their annual construction feature.

Business News Chief of Staff Dan Wilkie sat down with CEO John Georgiou to discuss the company's upcoming 40th anniversary and their growth strategy moving forward.

To read the full story, click here.

Principal Cycle Network upgrades awarded to Georgiou

Tuesday 11, April 2017

Georgiou has been awarded a $4.2 million project to build dedicated bike lanes on two Gold Coast bridges will help improve safety for all road users.

Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said the cycle lane upgrades on Southport–Burleigh Road (Bermuda Street section) are part of the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to the Principal Cycle Network.

“Cyclists are currently competing with motorists for space while crossing Lake Intrepid and Lake Orr bridges,” Mr Bailey said.

“The speed limit is 80km/h per hour and these upgrades, which will create a dedicated cycle lane across both bridges, will allow cyclists to ride in safety.

“Works are expected to begin later this month and include the widening of the bridges in the southbound direction. The road shoulders will also be widened to align with the bridges. We are building the safest environment possible for cyclists and motorists, while improving connectivity to the remainder of the Principal Cycling Network on Southport–Burleigh Road.”

Mr Bailey said Georgiou Group would build the dedicated lanes, with the project expected to take three months to complete, weather permitting.

The Principal Cycle Network connects residential areas with employment nodes such as suburban centres, industrial precincts, education facilities, and shopping and entertainment destinations.

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