We have two new staff members to welcome to the construction team. Paul Ferguson started a couple of months ago and works alongside Len in pre-construction, managing the development/design/approval cycle. Paul is based in Brisbane and brings a great deal of experience in similar roles. When you meet him, check out some of his dance moves!
Craig O’Neill will also join us on 10th August as a third Project Manager. Craig lives in Warwick and will look after the building program in Northern NSW and South West QLD. Craig has travelled a great deal in his career and is looking forward to a bit more home-time and dog-walking (his words, not mine!) Given the number of new villages getting underway right now and the number planned next year, these appointments are a natural progression to ensure that we can handle the expansion. Welcome to both.
In terms of construction activity: The community centre is underway at Armidale, and Goonellabah’s will be underway in August. Orange and Tamworth centres are all but complete. More villas are just starting at Burpengary (15), Cairns (6), Cardiff (8) and Orange (6). At the brand new village locations work has started on refurbishment of the community centre in Goondiwindi, civil works will start this month at Norman Gardens and Bathurst, and next month at Mackay, Gunnedah and Dubbo.
Onwards and Upwards
David Batchelor – National Construction Manager