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Smoking ceremony marks start of northern QLD shopping centre job

ADCO is pleased to be builder of choice for the $20 million Gordonvale Shopping Centre project, located in the Cairns region. On Wednesday, a Smoking Ceremony marked the beginning of construction on the project. Attendees took part in a traditional cleansing ceremony performed by Traditional Owners on Yidinji Country. Barachias Royee, son of Yidinji Aboriginal elder Uncle Frank, led the ceremony and delivered a 'Welcome to Country', and Gary ’Creeky’ Creek played the didgeridoo. ADCO will undertake the full design and construct project featuring a Woolworths Supermarket, specialty retail shops, on-grade carparking, landscaping and roadworks. The project will aim to...

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ADCO completes IKON Park Stage 1 works

ADCO is excited to have completed Stage 1 of the landmark $40 million redevelopment of IKON Park, which involves a major upgrade of Carlton Football Club’s existing home ground, as well as increasing facilities for AFL Women’s. Stage 1 of the 18-month construction project in Melbourne’s inner suburbs involved demolition, construction and fit out of a mezzanine floor with new administration areas, gymnasium and new AFL/AFLW Player amenities for the 2021 season. Further works will result in a high-performance training facility, match day competition amenities, improved and expanded education spaces, allied health services, and LED lighting in order to broadcast night games....

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Construction on South Brisbane build-to-rent development soon to commence

ADCO is excited to commence construction on a ground-breaking, 29-storey, build-to-rent (BTR) development with Arklife, funded by Qualitas Group. 17 Cordelia Street will provide the opportunity to rent sustainable, high-end apartments in South Brisbane. When complete, 265 residential units will deliver residents a high-end lifestyle incorporating an indoor gym, roof top pool, barbeque and dining area, lounge area, a private cinema and associated landscaping. A beautiful heritage-listed building will be refurbished and incorporated into the design, for commercial and retail use. Additionally, 314 car spaces, 347 bicycle spaces will be provided in basement levels. Cordelia will target a 5-star Green Star design...

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ADCO to build reimagined Queanbeyan Civic & Cultural Precinct

ADCO is thrilled to be Builder of Choice for the design and construction of Queanbeyan Civic and Cultural Precinct, for client Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council in southern NSW. With the main intention of bringing together Council staff (currently housed in 11 buildings across the CBD), the development will realise the Council’s CBD Transformation Strategy. This also includes the modernisation of surrounding public and commercial space and improvement of connections to the existing Bicentennial Hall and Q Theatre. The current concept design includes Government offices in two towers, council administration, including shopfront and public library space, meeting rooms and break-out spaces, community and commercial...

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NAIDOC Week 2021

It’s NAIDOC Week and this year’s theme is ‘Heal Country’. We recognise that Country is inherent to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity. It's also a great opportunity for the construction industry to reflect on its footprint to the land and environment. Kyle Lambley, who is an ADCO apprentice and proud Indigenous man of the Wadduarung people, says that the healing of the land is vital to a healthy, safe and prosperous world. “For construction companies this can look like building as sustainably and green as possible, planning our projects to respect culturally sacred and sensitive sites, and adapting traditional...

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ADCO is a major supporter of the Australian Olympic Swimming Team

ADCO is proud to be a major supporter of Swimming Australia with our logo taking on a shade of green during the Australian Olympic swimming trials in Adelaide. In addition to our support of Australian swimming, ADCO is an industry leader in aquatic and leisure centre delivery. Our teams have proudly completed over 40 large-scale aquatic and community leisure developments in the last few years, for communities, schools and universities. Through the Brinsmead Hill Family Foundation, we also provide selected students with the ADCO Sports Excellence Scholarship at Bond University, providing assistance for their studies so that they are able to represent...

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Newman Health Service coming together in Pilbara Region

ADCO’s Newman Health Service redevelopment for WA Country Health Service is taking shape in the state's Pilbara Region. Last year we were awarded the contract to build the $61.4 million hospital which is progressing well with 240 tonnes of structural steel now installed. Once complete, the much-anticipated facility will include 12 in-patient beds, six emergency department bays, two dental chairs and GP consultation spaces, in addition to dedicated rooms for outpatient consults, therapy, medical imaging and pathology. The hospital will offer the latest in country healthcare and telehealth. Other health services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and mental health will also be...

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Smoking Ceremony marks Lakelands Station works commencement

Winjan Corporation provided a Welcome to Country, Wanna Stick and smoking ceremony at the Lakelands Station site to mark the start of ADCO’s early works, with our client METRONET and consultants. Winjan Corporation provides Noongar cultural and community services in the Mandurah area, south of Perth. This vital rail project will see the design and construct of the new station, including an entry building with a pedestrian overpass connecting the train platforms, bus interchange, 400-bay car park and associated infrastructure. Lakelands Station will be built 7km north of Mandurah Station and will service the growing suburbs of Lakelands, Madora Bay, Meadow Springs...

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Queensland’s ADCO Community Day a major success

Last Monday, our Queensland team and numerous trade partners dedicated their time and resources to helping rejuvenate a handful of important community locations. ADCO Community Day saw many hands helping groups and organisations who provide vital community support, including Redford Special School, Samford Riding School for the Disabled, the Salvation Army’s Fairhaven Recovery Centre and their ‘Stillwaters’ Homelessness Service, and Agape Outreach for the homeless and needy. Our teams provided construction and refurbishment expertise and hundreds of hours of labour, painting, repairing and cleaning. A massive thank you to our trade partners and consultants, who donated over $140,000 to the...

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ADCO partners with Carlton FC in support of their Indigenous advocacy

ADCO is proud to support Carlton Football Club’s launch of their 2021 AFL Indigenous guernsey. Designed by Melbourne artist and proud Gunditjmara woman Laura Thompson, the guernsey was created in consultation with Carlton’s seven current Indigenous players. ADCO is gladly supporting Carlton’s Indigenous advocacy, education and awareness raising activities and are also undertaking the $45 million redevelopment of Carlton’s traditional home, IKON Park. The guernsey pays respect to the Traditional Custodians of the land on which the Carlton Football Club is located, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. It also highlights the diverse Aboriginal cultures among the players and honours...

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