MD Update (July – September 2018)

By |2018-10-03T00:14:20+00:00October 1st, 2018|News|

It has certainly been an exciting year, and as we head into the final 12 weeks before Christmas (scary, I know) what better time to reflect.

Our Brisbane team has been busy working on the much anticipated Mt Cooth-tha Zipline project which you can read more about below.

We also launched our Graduate Program (Surveying) which will enable recent grads to further refine their skills whilst working on iconic construction and development projects. The program will be delivered in 4 core capability units which are rotated though over a 12 month period – applications for January 2019 intake are open now.

Finally, the owners of B+B recently held their annual summit in Maroochydore. It was an enjoyable weekend where we all came together to analyse and tweak the direction of the company moving forward. A big thanks to our Sunshine Coast Regional Manager, Ben Madden-Holmes for hosting this year’s event and for his insightful presentation on the Sunshine Coast market.

—- Mark Billsborough —-

ASPEA Award for technical excellence - Bennett + Bennett

B+B takes out APSEA Award for Technical Excellence

Bennett + Bennett were thrilled to be presented with the 2018 Award for Technical Excellence at the APSEA Awards Gala Dinner held on Friday 24th August in Brisbane.

The award was given for work completed as part of the proposed Sundale Bridge upgrade for Gold Coast City Council. It was an incredible evening and an honour to be a part of an industry that is producing such high-quality spatial results for clients not only in Queensland but Australia-wide.

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Mt Coot-tha Zipline, Brisbane.

Bennett + Bennett have been appointed to provide all the survey work for the newly proposed Mt Coot-tha Zipline. The project has involved setting out the proposed zipline towers and determining the height of the existing canopy.

In addition to conventional survey and control, works have included aerial photogrammetry via helicopter and drone, 3d modelling of the canopy and cabling, laser scanning of key aspects of vegetation and master planning for the application to Brisbane City Council.

The project is being headed up by Brisbane project manager, Chris Swane.

The above flythrough produced for Brisbane City Council was completed based on the survey work we provided to visualisation company Ai3d, Brisbane.

Aerial photo - Palmerston Hospital

Completion of Palmerston Regional Hospital, Northern Territory.

(Image: captured by our Photogrammetry division)

The new 116-bed, $170 million Palmerston Regional Hospital, jointly funded by the Australian and Northern Territory Governments opened late August. It represents the most significant investment in NT health services in more than 40 years.

Bennett + Bennett were involved from the beginning of site works in 2015; providing control for site establishment, bulk earthworks, civil works and construction control set out. We also provided construction control for the main building and surrounding external features including providing surveying services to the various sub-contractors involved in the site works.

It’s always an incredibly humbling experience seeing a project come to completion and I would like to take this opportunity to personally congratulate our Darwin team for their work.

In memory of John Morwood.

It is great sadness that I announce the passing of John Morwood on 31st August 2018.

John was a highly valued member of the Town Planning team and Bennett + Bennett as a company. He performed in the role of Principal Town Planner and grew our Brisbane based planning team to the largest capacity ever reached. John was an active contributor in the industry and was well regarded by many (internally and externally) for his expert skills and knowledge.

He was a passionate cricket enthusiast (always captaining our B+B North team) and will be remembered through our annual inter-company cricket trophy which has been named in his honour.

John will be sorely missed, but also greatly admired for the ongoing strength and determination he showed through not only in his professional career, but especially during his personal battle with cancer.

Rest in peace.