Students at Newport Gardens Primary School plant 100 trees to celebrate Earth Day
The event was an initiative of Civilex Victoria who, together with Kings Landscaping, donated 100 Illawarra Flame Trees to the school and spent the morning teaching students how to plant, maintain and nurture their tree.
Students were joined by Mayor of Hobsons Bay City Council, Cr Sandra Wilson; Newport Gardens Primary School Principal, Simon McGlade; Managing Director of Civilex Victoria, Joe Bartolo; and Director from Kings Landscaping, Chris Drew.
Cr Sandra Wilson, Joe Bartolo and Simon McGlade kicked off the day’s festivities, encouraging students and their families to celebrate World Earth Day and recognise the importance of climate and environmental education.
“It is important for children within our community to be engaged and empowered when it comes to the environment, to set up the foundation for a healthy and sustainable future,” said Cr Wilson.
“Equally, it is vital to build sustainability within our community to benefit families and their children for many years to come. This is a major focus in our community vision, Hobsons Bay 2030.”
“The activities today focused on reinforcing their lessons about sustainability and how to be the best environmental ambassadors they can be,” said Principal Simon McGlade.
Joe Bartolo concluded that “This event was made possible by our team who are all determined to leave a positive legacy in Melbourne’s West and to all Victorians in terms of local community benefits, quality infrastructure and enhancing the skills of future generations. Through partnering with Newport Gardens and Kings Landscaping, Civilex was able to continue its commitment to the community and looks forward to more opportunities to make a difference in the future.”
Although it was one of the coldest days on record for April, it couldn’t dampen the spirits of the children and their families of Newport Gardens. The day was pronounced a resounding success by all involved.
Civilex partners with WBHO Infrastructure to deliver the Mount Gellibrand Wind Farm
Civilex Victoria is proud to be a part of this exciting new project to develop our country’s natural energy sources.
The Mt Gellibrand windfarm is located within the Colac Otway Shire Council. The wind site area forms an ‘L’ shape and is positioned to the west and south of the landform known as ‘Mount Gellibrand’. The land on which the proposed wind farm is located consists of eight privately owned properties, primary used for livestock grazing and cropping. The wind farm is dispersed over an area of approximately 25 square kilometres that will continue to be used for grazing and cropping during the operation of the windfarm.
Acciona Energy Oceania Construction have contracted Civilex and WBHO (WCJV) to deliver the associated civil works including the turbine foundations. Works are due to commence later this month with a proposed completion date of December 2017.
The Civilex/WBHO scope includes:
• Construction of approximately 27km internal access roads.
• Construction of approximately 500m of associated drainage lines.
• Construction of approximately 92,000m of Turbine hardstand area
• Approximately 16,000m3 of structural concrete associated with the turbine foundations.
• Reconstruction of approximately 5.1km of Mooleric Rd.
Civilex Wins Civil Works at the High Capacity Metro Train Maintenance Facility
On 21 November 2016, the Victorian Government entered into a Public Private Partnership to deliver the High Capacity Metro Trains Project. Under this model, the consortium will be responsible for the design, construction, maintenance and financing of 65 High Capacity Metro Trains and a range of ancillary activities to support this, including construction of a new High Capacity Metro Train Maintenance Facility in Pakenham. Civilex will be conducting an early works package with further scope details in project snapshot
Civilex to Redevelop the Biomedical Science Building at Monash University
Civilex Victoria has secured the Biomedical Learning & Teaching Building (BLTB) Early Works Package at Monash University, Clayton. The package is part of the overall BLTB project which aims to improve the existing amenities and accommodate for the expansion of the department. Once complete, the school of Biomedical Science will span over 6 levels with state of art facilities to best prepare the graduates to make a difference in people’s lives by understanding disease better and how we can control, cure and prevent it.
Civilex will mobilise to site shortly and commence works in late January, with an anticipated completion in June 2017. The preliminary works include the demolition of two buildings, realignment of the existing road network, realignment of existing services including gas, sewer, recycled water, potable water, HV & LV. The building works also require the modification to the existing building 13 which includes internal concrete works, capping and modification to existing services and salvaging of existing material to reconstruct the double storey building opening.
The project team is eager to get started and pave the foundations for an important new project which will promote breakthroughs in Biomedical Science at one of the largest and most successful medical research hubs in Australia. In collaboration with DCWC & Monash University, we look forward to many successful project outcomes.
Civilex Leading the Way in Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project
Civilex are one of the first companies to have secured a contract on the Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel Project. Starting at La Trobe Street on one of Melbourne’s busiest thoroughfares in the CBD, this package kick-starts the enabling works for the revolutionary rail development.
With construction already underway, Civilex is focussed on delivering this package of works to the highest safety standards. We care about the community and key stakeholders and aim to minimise disruption to both transport and pedestrian access during the relocation of the existing infrastructure. We endeavour to make the transition as seamless as possible for all affected by the works.
Civilex are due to complete preparation of the precinct by April 2017, with six more precincts across the city to undergo similar works in the coming months.
Civilex Showing Force at the BRW Triathlon
Congratulations to all staff that participated in the recent BRW Corporate Triathlon. 27 Civilex staff participated in the event with amazing results. It was great to see so many dedicated team members push themselves to complete the event.
A special thanks to Matt Gurney for organising the event, all those who participated and to those that showed support on the day, Civilex looks forward to a bigger and better turn out next year.
Welcome To Our New Civilex Staff
We are delighted to welcome 23 new staff members to the Civilex business. We are excited about this record month of employment and believe this exceptional growth is a testament to our outstanding performance. To all the following new employees, we wish you a long and happy future with Civilex.
Kerry Leung – Accountant
Michael Spiteri – HSEQ Manager
Kris Bogdanovski – Asset and Logistics Manager
Paul Brunato – Building Supervisor
Yuriy Martiros – Estimator
Mitchell McWhinney – Site Engineer
Sean Maye – Surveyor
Alex Duncan – Estimator
Victoria Eresjo – Accounts Payable Administrator
Alex Schmidt – Student Engineer
Cameron Warren – Student Engineer
Andre Raffo – Student Engineer
Jace Browne – Student Engineer
David Taylor – Site Supervisor
Daniel McKay – Project Engineer
Daniel Anthony – Grader Operator
Lloyd Claxton – Grader Operator
Marucs Whelan – Labourer
Corey Audsley – Labourer
Trent Delbridge – Labourer
Matt Oats – Labourer
Rhys Stevens – Labourer
Brayden Donnelly – Labourer
Sod Turn at Aylesbury Drive Altona. New Civilex Office Development
Today marks a special day for Civilex as we commence stage 1 works at Aylesbury Drive, Altona. This will be the location for the new Civilex office development. The works will occur in 2 phases. Stage 1 consists of 12 smaller warehouses located on the eastern side of our 24,000m2 supersite. We estimate that Stage 1 works will be completed 3 months ahead of the proposed 7 month program, with Stage 2 works commencing in April 2017. Stage 2 works involve the construction of the new Civilex offices, warehouse and plant yard.
With the overall design almost completed and our attention on finishing touches, we are very excited to see it all coming together. We have focused on engineering a superior working environment for our staff that promotes health, wellness and sustainability. Consideration has been given to the types of building materials to be used. The walls will consist of recycled materials where possible, including in-situ concrete walls, floor to ceiling glass to allow natural light and airflow and polished concrete floors to complete the space. For added tranquillity and a sense of calmness, an indoor garden will be a feature of the new supersite. To boost staff health and wellbeing and support a happy culture, a range of amenities including a fully functioning gym, large chef’s kitchen and meals area, relaxed courtyard equipped with BBQ and outdoor seating, half basketball court and landscaped lawn area have been incorporated with employees in mind. More unique spaces include quiet rooms, relaxation areas, games room and training areas.
RAAF Base East Sale, Contract Secured
Civilex Victoria is proud to have secured the $25M contract with Laing O’Rourke for the civil component of works at the RAAF Base in Sale. The works include provision of construction access to site and temporary hangar arrangement to store the 10 aircrafts, which have been ordered by the Department of Defence. As well as this, there are various permanent works including the flight line shelter pavements, taxiway pavements, car parks and access roads. This is a sizeable and prominent job for Civilex to win, and we look forward to commencing works on the project, and continuing to develop our equally rewarding relationship with the Department of Defence.
Melbourne Airport Jet Base, Contract Secured
Civilex are pleased to have just now secured a substantial project with a new client, Hutchinsons Builders. We are looking forward to commencing works on this project, which encompasses construction of a new hangar for Private Jets and excavation for a new building. Works will involve construction of concrete aprons, earthworks, asphalting, and landscaping. Another new client to welcome to our Civilex family, we look forward to building a strong and equally rewarding relationship with Hutchinsons Builders.
Contract Secured for Junction Oval
Civilex are delighted to have once again secured a contract with Cockrams, building on our rewarding relationship. The project consists of the construction of a brand new Oval and Car Park, as well as a new footpath and drainage system. Another Oval Construction win for Civilex, as we continue to impress with our previous Oval experience.
Civilex celebrated a record year within the company in terms of growth and turnover, whilst maintaining a strong profit margin. With staff numbers growing from 60 to 100, we are excited about this growth and are looking to continue on this path and to secure more work with top tier clients.
McKimmies Road Shutdown
Civilex are thrilled with the outcome achieved in the McKimmies Road shutdown over the weekend. The complete road rehabilitation occurred between 6:30pm Friday night and 3:30am Monday morning. Civilex have been praised for the way the shutdown was managed and want to thank everyone who was involved as there were some long shifts and lots of hard work but the end result looks fantastic.
Caulfield Grammar Contract Secured
Civilex are delighted to have recently secured a large project with a new client, Caulfield Grammar. We are excited about this project which encompasses two new maintenance facility buildings, creating an access road to the main road, constructing new retaining walls, updating their carpark, along with their landscaping. Another new client to welcome to the Civilex fold, we look forward to building a strong and equally rewarding relationship with Caulfield Grammar.
Civilex Eighth Birthday Celebrations
The champagne was flowing when Civilex recently celebrated their 8th birthday. In just eight short years, Civilex have grown into a market leader with an annual turnover of $60M plus, and have successfully created a name for themselves as a company that delivers what they promise. Civilex took this opportunity to revel in what has been a tremendous eight years for the young company, and had a night of fun with all staff. The Directors would like to take this chance to thank our staff for all their hard work and contributions in helping create and grow the Civilex name. We look forward to the next eight years and just how far we can go.
Civilex are happy to announce four new members to the Civilex Team. Due to rapid growth in our company, we have recently added a new Estimator and Project Manager to the fold, to support the every growing workload. As well as this, Civilex have created two new roles; Business Development Manager and Estimating Assistant. We are excited to have a Business Development Manager on-board to liaise with our existing clients and to develop and foster new relationships, and assist with increasing the amount of projects we receive. Our new Estimating Assistant role was created to assist the Estimators with the increasing volume of Tenders we are submitting, and to ensure that the quality of the tenders delivered is of the highest standard. We wish all four new team members a long and successful career with Civilex.
In conjunction with Pitchcraft, Civilex recently undertook the redevelopment of Eureka Stadium Ovals located in Ballarat, which come 2017, will be used in AFL matches. The revitalised facility boasts over 5,000 undercover seats, and a total stadium capacity for over 11,000 spectators; and besides being realigned in a now North-East to South-West orientation, the stadium also incorporates enhanced drainage and irrigation systems. The new home to the Western Bulldogs, Eureka Stadium is considered a great success for Civilex.
Soccer Match – Deakin University
Civilex recently achieved practical completion at the sports oval precinct for Deakin University. Civilex was awarded the head contract to construct a high profile sporting precinct that would cater for an extensive range of sports including athletics, soccer, football, cricket and baseball to name a few. The sporting precinct comprises of a variety of playing surfaces to encompass the varying array of sports that are played there. The precinct effortlessly combines natural turf with synthetic grass, acrylic with synthetic rubber. Deakin University were remarkably impressed with what Civilex delivered, feeling we surpassed their expectations in every facet of the project. Deakin University, being so satisfied with the work, invited the Civilex team for a friendly, but competitive, game of soccer on the new field. The turf was fresh, and spirits high, as the Deakin University team and the Civilex team went head to head on the brand new soccer field. The game was close with Civilex getting a close win over the client. The day was a great success, with everyone feeling pleased about the job that had been done there.
Conset and Civilex support for the inaugural Bully Zero Australian Foundation
As part of our commitment to the local community, Conset and Civilex management and staff attended the inaugural Bully Zero Australia Foundation Charity Ball. This foundation aims to promote zero tolerance to the culture of bullying. Conset and Civilex are proud to be supporters of this event.
New office development Conset and Civilex
With the rapid expansion of Conset and Civilex, a new facility is being planned to house the head office and yard. We have recently purchased land in Altona and building will commence shortly. Our new home is expected to house our construction teams and equipment, and reflects our business strategy for growth in coming years.
Civilex announces Melbourne Knights Football Sponsorship
Civilex is pleased to announce our sponsorship of the Melbourne Knights Football. As part of the National Premier League, the Club is well regarded in the sporting community.
Joe Bartolo, Managing Director Civilex announced “We are proud to be a local business supporting the local community”.