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Georgiou builds relationship with local school

Monday 27, March 2017

The students at Balga Senior High School got a great surprise when they returned to school this year with their library transformed, thanks to Georgiou Group and local subcontractors.

As part of Georgiou’s partnership with Balga Senior High School through their Reconciliation Action Plan, the company’s building arm donated the time of their best project managers and subcontractors to renovate the library space for future learning.

Chief Executive Officer John Georgiou said the company is committed to engaging within the community to strengthen relationships with Indigenous Australians, demonstrate respect and provide mutually beneficial opportunities.

“Since 2014 Georgiou has worked closely with Balga Senior High School, donating more than $60,000 in funding and in-kind donations for their girls’ netball program,” he explained. “Through discussions with Principal Geoff Harris, we realised more could be done so our building team volunteered over three weekends to demolish and rebuild a section of their school library, transforming the area from a storage space to a learning area for young girls.

“This could not have been possible without our loyal subcontractors who have donated their labour and supplies to rebuild the space. We pride ourselves on working with the best in the industry and these companies, and their ability to give back, are shining examples of this. For us, the benefit lies in supporting a great community cause that aligns with our internal company values of teamwork and pride.”

Balga Senior High School principal Geoff Harris said the new space will provide a workshop and welcome room for our Year 10-12 Girls Academy and a refurbished office and workspace for our Library Officer.

“Balga Senior High School is a 46-year-old facility and with new developments in education and technology, the ability to transform old spaces to useful new ones can be quite challenging,” he said. “Georgiou and their subcontractors have made it happen for us and we are extremely appreciative of the significant contribution given to this project. The girls in the Academy love the new room; a fresh, new welcoming space creating a positive spirit to the program.”

ANWEST, DNA Painting, Double Glazing Australasia, Antry, Johnson and Co, RNM Solutions, Carpet Choice Joondalup, Spence Doors, Preferred Tiling, CNS Interiors, Shamrock Electrical, TC Surveys, Peter Hunt Architects, Dulux and Instant Bins were all pivotal in the renovation.

Liv Apartments in the news

Thursday 16, March 2017

The Liv Apartments project, proudly under construction by Georgiou Group, was featured in The West Australian yesterday.

The article touches on the impact the development will have on Queen Victoria Street in Fremantle and how the building will be the first WA project to receive environmental approval rating under One Planet guidelines.

Georgiou has 10 staff on site and four directly employed labourers and will employ up to 15 apprentices throughout construction.

To read the full story, click here.

Works start on Warrego Highway Upgrade

Monday 27, February 2017

Georgiou Group has commenced works on Stage 2 of the Warrego Highway duplication between Toowoomba and Oakey, valued at $160M.

Located on Toowoomba’s western outskirts between Charlton and Kingsthorpe, the project involves duplication of the Warrego Highway from Leesons Road to just west of the intersection with Kingsthorpe-Haden Road.

Scope of works involves construction of a new two-lane road parallel to the existing Warrego Highway with the new road serving as the eastbound lanes.

Chief Executive Officer John Georgiou said the company was delighted to be awarded the project on the back of a successful 2016.

“Our focus in 2016 was to build our reputation in the transport market through the successful delivery of transport projects across the East Coast of Australia,” he said.

“Having successfully delivered the Paradise Road Safety Upgrade in 2016 for the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and with another three projects set to finish mid-year, we’re on track to reach record revenue in Queensland.

“The award of this project solidifies our presence in Queensland and further builds on our reputation as a quality roads contractor in Australia.”

The project will improve motorist safety and capacity of the highway by providing separation between opposing traffic streams, intersection upgrades and new turning lanes to provide safe turning opportunities.

Works are scheduled for completion in February 2018. An average of 250 direct jobs will be supported over the life of the project.

Georgiou is currently delivering the Southport-Burleigh Road Six-lane Upgrade Stages 1 and 2 ($18.5M), Tinana Interchange Project, Olsen Avenue ($18M) and Telegraph Road ($11M). 

Georgiou's building arm moves into growth phase

Thursday 23, February 2017

Georgiou Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Okill to the role of General Manager – Building WA after changes within their leadership team.

Mr Okill will take over from current General Manager Frank Dilizia who will move into the newly created role of New Business Manager as the company’s building operations move into their next phase of growth.

Mr Okill joins the company from ISG Plc, a global construction and engineering services company, where he has spent the past nine years as Managing Director of their South East Asia business.

Chief Executive Officer John Georgiou said with the Perth market remaining tight and highly competitive, the decision to focus our efforts onto sourcing new work will better position Georgiou for the next five years.

“Since 2008, Frank has been instrumental in growing Georgiou’s building capability, securing a number of new clients and significantly increasing the work-in-hand,” he explained.

“The addition of Steve into the role of General Manager Building WA will enable Frank to focus on the front end of the business while Steve is accountable for the overall performance of the WA business.”

The changes come on the back of the company appointing Eddie Sammut in late 2016 to support the organisation’s ongoing expansion of its building capabilities, in particular their entry into the east coast market.

“We’re really excited to welcome Steve to the business. His reputation as a builder and his leadership and direction will see Georgiou grow its building capability.”

With more than 20 years’ experience, Steve holds a Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics from the University of Canberra and has delivered key elements at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore including the Paiza Casino, Louis Vuitton and Hotel atrium.

Mr Okill commenced his role on February 13. 

Georgiou goes back-to-back at CCF Awards

Tuesday 21, February 2017

Georgiou has taken home Training Employer of the Year for the second consecutive year at the 2017 CCF Industry and Training WA Awards, held at the Crown Perth on Friday night.

The Training Employer Award, which Georgiou won in 2012 and 2015, is a hotly contested award and, as the only company to win consecutively, firmly establishes Georgiou as a leader in professional development.

To add to the celebrations, Project Manager Toby Taylor took home the Project Manager Award hot off the heels of Jason Fletcher’s win last year. The Project Manager Award honours an exceptional person, still relatively early in their career, who through their commitment to the civil sector has demonstrated the potential to be a future industry leader.

Congratulations to the winners and also to our finalists who were up for individual Trainee of the Year Awards however were unfortunately this year pipped at the post – Head Drainer Paul Argiropoulos (Cert III), Head Drainer Brenton Clements (Cert III), Excavator Operator Michael Crump (Cert IV) and Head Drainer Shaun McGlenchy (Cert IV).

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