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NAIDOC Week: ADCO Observes Indigenous Australian History and Culture

Throughout NAIDOC Week, ADCO staff observed and celebrated the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Our Queensland staff visited the Corrigan Collection at Bond Uni, Australia’s largest private Indigenous art collection. Beforehand, staff members toured Burleigh Headland and payed their respects to the Elders of the land. Our NSW team learned about native Australian bush food over lunch, and Smoking Ceremonies and acknowledgements of country were performed on sites across the state. WA staff attended the ‘Stories of Country’ exhibition at Linton & Kay Galleries and learned about the people and stories behind each Indigenous...

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We’ve Launched Our Reconciliation Action Plan

This NAIDOC Week, ADCO is incredibly excited to launch our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). We have given much thought to how we want to advance reconciliation internally and in the communities in which we work and live, and have initiated a RAP Working Group. This will sustain momentum, build awareness and allow us to investigate opportunities to improve and increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment. Our contribution to reconciliation will ensure that we build respectful and meaningful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, while exploring opportunities throughout all stages of procurement. We also want to recognise...

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ADCO to Build 31-Storey South Brisbane Development

ADCO is embarking on a 31-storey build-to-rent development in South Brisbane. When complete, 13-17 Cordelia Street will offer 310 residential units and deliver residents a high-end lifestyle incorporating an outdoor gym, pool, barbeque and dining area, lounge area, an outdoor cinema and associated landscaping. The development will also refurbish and showcase a beautiful heritage-listed building, highlighting its architecture and incorporating it into the complete design, using it for commercial and retail use. There will also be space for a bar in the ground floor lobby. Additionally, 364 car spaces, 388 bicycle and 11 motorcycle spaces will be available for residents...

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Tavis Philson Wins MBA WA Project Manager of the Year

Congratulations to ADCO Project Manager Tavis Philson on his Master Builders Association of Western Australia WA award on the weekend! Tavis took home the prestigious 2020 Master Builders ‘Project Manager of the Year’ award after being nominated for his superb dedication to his role, where he has excelled in all areas of project management — particularly in Client relations, his high degree of skill and care to achieve a quality finished product, and an enviable track record of delivering his previous three projects defect-free. Well done Tavis! We are also proud to congratulate our entire WA team for winning two...

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ADCO Supports Research Into Women’s Cancer on Pink Ribbon Day

Pink Ribbon Day is an important date in the ADCO calendar. Each year, a large number of our staff come to work head-to-toe in pink and share an extravagant morning tea to raise money and awareness for the fight against women’s cancer. Yesterday our staff in Victoria and Queensland alone raised nearly $5000 for Pink Ribbon Day. According to the Cancer Council Australia, tragically each day in Australia 65 women are told they have breast or gynaecological cancer. Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon campaign aims to raise awareness about these cancers, as well as raise funds for prevention programs, support services...

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ADCO Builds Sports and Recreation Centre for WA Community

ADCO has completed the Toodyay Sport and Recreation precinct for the Shire of Toodyay, 85km north east of Perth. The new complex includes a six-lane 25-metre lap pool, a leisure pool, eight new mixed-use sports courts, soccer and rugby facilities with new floodlighting, changerooms and external landscaping. A comprehensive community pavilion with catering facilities and function spaces overlooks the new complex and the picturesque Toodyay countryside. ADCO was pleased to work with project manager Limnios & Johns and architect Cameron Chisholm Nicol to bring this important regional sports and leisure project to life.

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Prestigious MBA Award Won in QLD

Congratulations to our Brisbane team for bringing home a Master Builders Queensland award over the weekend! On Friday night we were delighted to take out the top spot in the ‘Health Facilities over $20 million’ category for Jacaranda Place Adolescent Extended Treatment Centre in Chermside, Brisbane. Completed earlier this year, the facility is now open for use. We were proud to be engaged by Queensland Health to design and construct the $26 million Adolescent Extended Treatment Facility (AETF) located at Prince Charles Hospital. Renamed ‘Jacaranda Place’ by QLD Premier Annastasia Palaszczuk in a grand opening, the facility offers a 12-bed...

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Rugby Legends Help Break Ground at Brookvale Oval

The first sod was turned at Brookvale Oval, marking the beginning of construction on the $33 million Stadium and Centre of Excellence project on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Our NSW State Manager John Basilisco and project team joined Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Club CEO Stephen Humphreys, Club Chairman Scott Penn, players Jake and Tom Trbojevic, acting NSW Minister for Sport Geoff Lee and Member for Manly James Griffin. When complete next year, Brookvale Oval will include a 3,000-person covered seating area, amenities, food and beverage facilities, high performance training facilities, medical and rehabilitation facilities, an elite-level gymnasium, and aquatic recovery pools....

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Star Netballer Trials Pimpama Sports Hub

Last Friday, ADCO was pleased to welcome City of Gold Coast’s Mayor Tom Tate, Deputy Mayor Donna Gates and Romelda Aiken, star netballer from the Queensland Firebirds to our Pimpama Sports Hub site. Due for completion in late 2021, the state-of-the-art sports precinct will offer an aquatic centre with multiple pools, netball and tennis courts, a multipurpose hall, café, health centre, community centre, function rooms and carparking. Stage 1 is almost complete and will provide 12 netball courts ready for public use before Christmas, alongside an events space, a community park and associated road works. According to the City of...

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ADCO Presented with Carers Queensland Award

Yesterday ADCO was honoured to have won the Carers Queensland Inc.’s 2020 Carer-Friendly Business Award in the category ‘Great Business’, sponsored by Con-sol. We were incredibly proud to be nominated by Anthony McGrath, a carer for Chris Hinckesman, who we had the great pleasure of welcoming to the ADCO team on site at Pimpama Sports Hub on the Gold Coast earlier this year. ADCO is committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace where employees and others in the workplace feel supported and are treated equitably, fairly and with respect. Our vision for diversity is to ensure the business creates...

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