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    Contract Award for new Mine Camp

    Contract Award for new Mine Camp 

    In September 2011 Core Developments NQ Pty Ltd was awarded the contract to supply and deliver 51 mine site accommodation units and demolish 7 houses. In April 2012 the decision was made to build a further 161 units and demolish an additional 35 houses. This project was a 14.3M Project.

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    Grand Designs

    Grand Designs

    In May 10th 2012 We attended a conference at the grand designs summit located in London. This 3 day event included workshops on enterer designing, Bathroom and shower products, Creative use of space workshops and much more. Attending this event has enhanced the knowledge of use for different materials in mainly internal fit outs and finishes

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    Century 21 Shop Fit out

    Century 21 Shop Fit out

    Core Developments had a 4-week time frame to have this project ready before the existing lease expired. Core works around the clock and worked in with the client to achieve the desired results meeting the client’s needs.

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    Canton Fair

    Canton Fair

    We had the chance to attended phase 1 of the world’s largest trade show which is held in China. The focus was to seek innovated ideas to introduce back into the local community for future developments. From this Core Developments still trades locally only in the northern regions of Queensland.

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    Queensland Safety Awards

    Queensland Safety Awards

    Core Developments North Queensland is a small business based in Townsville that has operations across the civil, construction, demolition and property maintenance industries.

    When a major project exposed them to the Queensland Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999requirements, the company took the opportunity to overhaul their existing safety management system and procedures for safe work method statements and work permits.

    Core Development embraced the project’s zero harm philosophy and incorporated the mine-endorsed safe procedures manual into the company’s existing construction focused system. Critically, it developed a customised task hazard assessment system and started an education program for all site personnel. Comprehensive pre-start meetings and tasks hazard identification are essential components of the new system.

    This led to measurable performance and business improvements, such as:

    • a 50 per cent reduction in injury and incident rates per working hour
      • a 25 per cent improvement in fitness for work performance
      • reduced workers’ compensation premiums
      • improved housekeeping, record keeping, monitoring and assessment
      • staff with more credentials and tickets and therefore knowledge of their work safety obligations
      • improved productivity through retention of a skilled and compliant labour force over the length of the project.
      Significantly for a small business, the improvements have led to invitations from existing clients to undertake larger scale works and opportunities to successfully compete against tier one builders in tender submissions.

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    Employee of the year 2014

    Employee of the year

     

    In July 1st 2014 one of Core Developments core people was nominated for employee of the year with the Townsville Chambers of Commerce. Chris Lowe was highly commended for showing his non-stop consistent effort and workmanship that Chris produces for Core Developments and all is Clients. Over the duration of the last 12 months Chris has independently worked himself into the position of a Project supervisor from a Tradesmen’s position. His attitude towards his approach to work has motivated himself and all staff around him including his managers. We believe that Chris is more than confident to participate in this awards program in his hard work should be recognised from a local prospective.

    Duties that Chris undertakes on a day to day bases. are – Quoting and estimation – Performance management of staff – Allocation of Resources for project co-ordination – Reporting to upper management weekly – OH&S management and planning – Customer relations Please take this individual into consideration for the nomination Our Company would also be interested in the young business of the year. All our staff are 30 years and under on the exception of 1 senior staff member.”

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    Demolitions and Front of Terminal Upgrade November 4th 2014

    Demolitions and Front of Terminal Upgrade November 4th 2014

     

    TOWNSVILLE Airport is about to get a facelift.

    The front of the terminal will be freshened up with vertical gardens, indigenous artworks, more seating, new shaded areas, bike racks and a water fountain.

    The front facade of the terminal will also be painted as part of the upgrade.

    Townsville Airport chief operating officer Kevin Gill said the terminal facelift was designed to improve the first impression of the city.

    “We are very conscious that we are the gateway to the region so we are looking to modernist the front of the terminal,” he said.

    “It’s really to create a sense of place and improve the appearance as you arrive at the terminal.
    “We are looking to do what we can to improve the facility.”

    The design of the refurbishment includes environmentally-friendly aspects such as a harvesting wastewater from the air-conditioning system to re-use on the gardens.

    “As well as becoming more welcoming, the space will have some innovative and environmentally friendly design aspects such as the water catcher that highlight our commitment to sustainability,” Mr Gill said.
    “We also now provide free Wi-Fi to passengers and we have created a kids’ zone in the main departures area to help parents entertain their children pre-flight.”

    Mr Gill said work on the upgrade would start soon. “We are still finalising the cost but we anticipate that work would start within the next few weeks, probably sometime in August,” he said. “There has been a focus to use local suppliers because we are aware conditions have been challenging.”
    Local landscape architects Vee Design were commissioned to undertake the project.

    “It’s exciting to be part of this project which will be a great introduction to Townsville Airport,” Vee Design director David Heathery said.

    “We concentrated on drawing the identity of Townsville into the design, to create a dry tropics feel in a functional space that also incorporates some innovative design.”

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    Royal Flying Doctors Charity Donation

    Over the past 4 years Core Developments have donated $7,000 to the RFDS charity. Core Developments have furthered donated $2,000 2 week before Christmas to the local Food Relief Charity. Core developments values the importance of giving back to the local community and will continue to do so even during these tough times.

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