Blog masonry

Sydney Roosters Launch

March 15, 2021 / 0 comments

Julia and Brian recently attended the Sydney Roosters Season Launch at the famous SCG Members Pavilion which included an opportunity for a photoshoot inside the SCG Home Dressing Rooms.  We wish the Sydney Roosters a successful 2021 season and congratulate them on their win on Saturday!

Ward’s reflect RAP receives endorsement from Reconciliation Australia

November 30, 2020 / 0 comments

We are pleased to advise that Ward’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan has been endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.

The RAP sets out Ward’s plan for the next twelve months to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people, businesses and communities.

Well done to Danielle Amos and the Ward RAP Working Group for putting the plan together.

We look forward to updating you with our progress over the next few months!

Ward Civil & The Glen

November 4, 2020 / 0 comments

Ward Civil plant manager Nick Stama recently delivered a 4WD Navara Ute to The Glen Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre as part of Ward’s support for the excellent work done by Alex Lee and his team.

The Glen is a Central Coast based service that provides Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation opportunities for men (Indigenous and non-Indigenous from all over NSW).

In 1994, Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corporation was registered, and set up The Glen. Since that date it has been an example of the triumph of the Koori and the human spirit. The Glen is evidence that dreams can come true. The Glen is the only male specific “Central Coast Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre”.

The founding motivation for The Glen was the suffering of the community at the hands of drugs and alcohol addiction. The Glen was and still is today, especially interested in trying to get men (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) out of the criminal justice system and into treatment for their drug or alcohol addiction, which causes the offending behaviours.

Ward is a proud supporter of the Glen. Pictured at the recent presentation of the Ute are; Glen CEO Alex Lee, Ward COO Brian Mahon, Community and Diversity Manager Danielle and Plant Manager Nick Stama and Dean.

Easing Sydney’s Congestion: Ward to deliver two more projects at Turramurra and Blakehurst

October 30, 2020 / 0 comments

Easing Sydney’s Congestion: Ward to deliver two more projects at Turramurra and Blakehurst

Ward is delighted to have secured two new Easing Sydney Congestion (ESC) projects with Transport for NSW, one at Turramurra and the other at Blakehurst.

We enjoy working with TfNSW and are delighted to be part of the ESC team delivering significant improvements to reduce Sydney’s congestion.

Pacific Highway between, Turramurra and Wahroonga: Ward will widen and upgrade a section of the Pacific Highway between Turramurra and Wahroonga to reduce travel times and improve traffic flow.

Princes Highway south of Torrens Street, Blakehurst: Ward will remove the long-standing tidal flow arrangement on the Princes Highway south of Torrens Street at Blakehurst by widening and upgrading the road. This project is part of TfNSW’s Gateway to the South Pinch Point program.

Ward has already delivered a number successful ESC projects at Lane Cove, Macquarie park, Eastwood, Liverpool, Hoxton Park and Parramatta (currently underway).

Well done to our estimating team on two great wins. It’s going to be a busy time for the Ward project delivery team!

Ward inspired by young minds at UTS Girls in STEM tinker workshop

October 14, 2020 / 0 comments

Ward was delighted to participate in the recent University of Technology Sydney’s Girls in STEM tinker workshop for Year 7-10 students which is designed to encourage more females to choose a career in civil engineering.

The Ward team had a great time answering questions and helping out with the activity – creating a model structure using craft materials, within a set of climatic and socio-economic conditions.

“I enjoyed meeting female engineers/graduates. They provided me with a lot of insight on their field of work and aspects of being an engineer.” – Year 7 participant, 2020

“My favourite part of the workshop was when I got to meet female members of the Ward company.” – Year 7 participant, 2020

We hope we had a positive impact, and would love to see the girls on site in a few years’ time!

Thank you to Lauren Black WEIT Program Coordinator and the team from UTS for hosting us.

Thanks to the Ward team for giving up their time:

  • Ying Feng, Undergraduate Engineer
  • Kaylene Bosman, Safety Coordinator
  • Danielle Amos, Community and Stakeholder Relations Manager
  • Olivia Cowell, Estimator
  • Vanessa Zbinden, Environmental Coordinator
  • Olivia Bryce-Stark, Undergraduate Engineer
  • Nicole Sandow, Undergraduate Engineer

How good does it look?!

October 2, 2020 / 0 comments

Ward is proud of the role we played in the development of this stunning new landmark on Sydney’s skyline.

We have few peers when it comes to the successful delivery of challenging top-down excavation and remediation projects.

Back to School at Ward!

September 29, 2020 / 0 comments

It is back to school for the Ward team currently undertaking the Certificate 3 in Civil Construction at Health & Safety Advisory Service.

Well done to Kon Katsaounis, Tyler Stevens, Tyler Afo, Ben Garland, George Mouzourakis, Khodor Khachab and Jamie Reeley who have swapped the construction site for the class room so they can further their knowledge base and also ensure they are up to date with current regulations and technologies.

Thanks also to Lee Wood for making this a rewarding journey for the team.

A commitment to training and the personal development of our team is a business fundamental for Ward.

WINNER: Ward takes out the 2020 MBA National Business Leadership Award

September 18, 2020 / 0 comments

Ward has been named the Large Civil Construction Business of the Year at the 2020 Master Builders Association Business Leadership Awards.

The National Business Leadership Awards recognise excellence in management best practice, improvement initiatives, innovation, industry leadership and corporate social responsibility. 

Winning this award is a major highlight for the business. In recent times, we have been focusing not only on delivering great infrastructure solutions for our clients,  but improving the way we do business.

This year we have achieved some major objectives, like developing our very first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan, and receiving our F100 financial rating. We are also continuing our support for the University of Technology Sydney’s Women in Engineering and IT scholarship and our sponsorship of the Sydney Roosters NRLW and Tarsha Gale Cup teams.

A big thank you to our clients for their ongoing support. We would also like to thank our long-term suppliers and subcontractors, as well as the entire Ward Civil team for their hard work and dedication on site every single day.

This year, the Master Builders awards ceremony was held online due to COVID-19 restrictions and we have shared the link to Julia’s award acceptance.