And the first ever Mirvac Safety Award goes to…..

It was a big day for Ward employee, George Mouzourakis, on the Homebush projector where he won the first Monthly Safety Award issued by Mirvac for his outstanding work in keeping the site safe. He then went on the win the site raffle. What a day for George. It is well deserved. It is good to have George’s safety leadership skills recognised.

And on the basis that good things come in threes we are wondering whether George will go for a hair cut this evening!!!!!

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Project Completion – Homebush

A huge congratulations to the Ward project team at Homebush who this week completed works in the basement footprint for our client, Mirvac.

The project has been completed safely, on time, and to budget!

Key elements of the project include:

  • demolition of 2no. 3 storey buildings;
  • 100,000m3 of material was excavated and trucked from site including 16,000t of GSW;
  • shoring with bored piles, capping (transfer) beam and shotcrete/anchors;
  • detail excavation and FRP work approx. 1,500m3; and
  • construction of slip lane

A huge thanks to our Ward employees and our support subcontractors whom without the job could not be delivered;

This was our first foray back into this type of work and apart from being successful, this project has put Ward back on the map with the basement excavation work.

We congratulate the team for achieving this milestone.

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World Environment Day

It is all hands to the pump on our Delhi Road upgrade project as we ensure our erosion and sedimentation controls are in good condition in preparation for the expected rainfall on this World Environment Day.

Ward’s commitment to the environment is evidenced by the third party certification of our Environmental Management System to ISO 14001, and a strong track record in recycling of key resources.

We are delighted to be making a positive impact to the built environment across the Sydney Metropolitan region whilst managing our works to ensure industry best environmental outcomes.

Well done to Daniel Krauth (pictured) and the entire Delhi Road project team for the care they take of our environment!

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National Reconciliation Week

Celebrating National Reconciliation Week by learning about the indigenous Aboriginal tribe that inhabited the city of Ryde over morning tea!

Did you know Woollarawarre Bennelong, the first Aboriginal man to visit Europe and return, and a key figure in the history of early Sydney, is buried here? He’s also who Bennelong Point is named after! Arguably the most famous spot in Australia, as it’s where the Sydney Opera House sits.

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Barangaroo Project Stage 2 completion party


Between mid Feb ’18 and last week our Barangaroo project team has completed the following;

  • Supply and install 2No. cladded Gantry sheds above the excavation site,
  • Supply, install and commission 2No. overhead cranes capable of lifting 45t containers,
  • Install and commission ventilation and odour control system
  • Lower the site water table by 4-5m to allow excavation work to proceed in the dry
  • Break up and remove 7,000m2 of 200mm thick concrete blinding slab
  • Excavation and removal of 20,000m3 of ACM impacted GSW from RL 0 to -3
  • Break back of 150m3 of concrete, including sawing and hammering
  • Demolition of existing slabs within the new building core
  • Supply and installation of 120m of 1500 diameter concrete ventilation pipes below formation level for use in the next stage of the work
  • Trim and compact 7,000m2 of subgrade
  • Supply and pour 1,100m3 of blinding concrete slab.

All the above was performed below ground using top-down excavation techniques in an asbestos contaminated environment and in compliance with all statutory requirements including air monitoring, and the wearing of appropriate PPE/suits/masks.

It was a major effort by the project team, as led by Dave Condon, worked extremely hard and should be very proud of their efforts. So it’s only fair they get to kick their feet up and enjoy a few beers!

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Opening of Church Point carpark

With works commencing in April of 2016, we are pleased to announce that the new multi-level carpark at Church Point is OPEN!

Mayor Michael Regan, General Manager for Environment and Infrastructure Ben Taylor, and other Norther Beaches Council representatives helped us celebrate this achievement on 30 April 2018 by attending, and speaking at, our official opening of the new carpark.

Jack Cahill, Duncan Williamson, Beau Westland, and the rest of the site team, along with The Aesthetic Advisory Group, worked tirelessly over the last two years to complete the works for Northern Beaches Council, including:

  • building a new seawall;
  • the realignment of McCarrs Creek Road;
  • the constructions of a timber boardwalk with floating pontoon and gangway; and
  • a multilevel carpark with 133 spaces, with full height hardwood timber facade.

Well done and congratulations to everyone involved in this tremendous effort!

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One step closer…

A very happy Monday from our hard working staff at Barangaroo!

They have been working diligently in preparing for the handover of Stage 2, which is scheduled for this week, by closing out the following works on site this week:

  • Completion of bulk excavation underneath ground floor slab. Approximately 20,000 m3 of contaminated material has been removed to date. This has been excavated and disposed of at licenced facilities by means of truck & trailers and containers
  • Detailed excavation
  • Wall trimming and pile break back
  • Ventilation management – Continuous monitoring of air flows and air quality
  • Concrete Works – Temporary blinding slab with a high level finish over 6,000m2

Dave Condon, Shane Morrissey, David Parks, Ross Traynor, Ray Rouessart, Ethan Diliberto and the rest of the project team have been doing an outstanding job of delivering milestone after milestone. We’re one step closer to Stage 3!


equipment used to remove contaminated material from site

temporary binding slab

container of contaminated material preparing to be lifted out of site

Shane Morrissey, Julia Ward, and Dave Condon on site in their coveralls, face respirator and dust masks

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SACL Pier C Sewer Works Update

The works for the Pier C Sewer Line upgrade will be completed this month after a challenging few months of construction of the new works onsite.  We completed the works with a fantastic team who worked closely with the various Sydney Airport stakeholders to help us achieve the overall outcome. The Client, Sydney Airport, is pleased with our works and the way in which we have manged and staged them around the other users of the airport.

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Project Milestone

We are pleased to advise the successful completion of the cut-over of the 150mm Sydney Water main in Herring Road, Macquarie Park, last night as part of the Roads and Maritime Services Busways project.

This is the first of a number of utility asset adjustments and cut-overs that are necessary to allow us to construct the junction upgrades that are required to ensure traffic flows smoothly through Macquarie Park as part of the Transport for NSW Bus Priority Program for when the trains stop running at the end of September this year.

Ward is currently delivering three projects that are all critical to the success of this Bus Priority Program being:

• Busways
• Delhi Road
• Epping Town Centre

and so we have a few busy months ahead of us!

Well done to Dan, Shiril, Adam, George, Aleksei, Jose and the team on achieving this first of many critical milestones.


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