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2nd Peter Ward Golf Day - October 2016

Golf in memory of our founder

The weather was kind to us on the second annual Peter Ward Golf Day last Friday. After a beer and BBQ lunch, we had 18 teams of 4 teeing off at 1pm for a shotgun start. Moore Park Golf’s course provided well, as did the drinks cart, circling the course to keep players refreshed. The Peter Ward Trophy was at stake, plus the usual titles of longest drive, closest to the pin, best putter of the day etc. The most challenging of them all we think was the “yellow ball challenge”, where teams attempted to play their yellow ball on each hole and still have it in their possession after the 18th. It was a perfect day to celebrate the life of Ward’s founder, Peter Ward, whose favourite pastimes were golf and socialising with his friends and staff. Although the golf skills left a lot to be aspired to we think Peter would be proud that we continue to uphold his values after eight years of his passing.

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Boundary Street works Sept 2016

Hill Street re-opening

Ward’s superintendent, Erian and Senior Project Engineer, Arjun ensuring final works on Hill Street, Roseville are on track for the re-opening last weekend. This is part of a larger RMS project to reduce delays and manage congestion on Boundary Street and Pacific Highway, Roseville. Visit the project to read more.

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Sydney Airport Runway Flank Stabilisation

Airport flanks undergo makeover

At 3am this morning the project team installed the pre-cast blast matting along the edge of the runway at Sydney Airport. Ward were contracted to remove the existing eroded flanks, which were damaged by aircraft jet blast, and replace with the pre-cast matting to ensure long term measures against blast erosion. The construction works can only take place during curfew hours of 11pm and 6am each night to avoid interruptions to normal aircraft traffic.

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Teammates celebrate shared birthday

Seven birthdays in one day!

We love to celebrate birthdays at Ward (mostly because of the cake) and the 23rd August was seven times as special. Four of our teammates – Rachel, Tanya, Noorin and Jeff (who was on site and missed out on cake) share the same date, plus we celebrated for Rachel’s triplet siblings and Noorin’s twin sibling! What are the odds of that!

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Victoria Road Gladesville Road Widening August 2016

Milestone for Gladesville road widening

Thanks very much to Ward for their tireless work in achieving this milestone” was the comment from our client DownerMouchel after achieving substantial completion of Victoria Road in Gladesville. As of 1st August the road is now completely open and running along the new alignment (3 lanes in each direction). There’s still a few activities to finalise before we achieve practical completion but we’re proud of achieving this milestone ahead of deadline and thank our project team for their hard work. Photo credit: DownerMouchel

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Ward member farewell

Retirement marks end of an era

We celebrated one of our longest standing members of the Ward team last week. After 30 years of service, Occy’s retirement marks the end of an era for Ward. Described by his colleagues as a legend of our business, he will be greatly missed by all. We wish Occy the best in his retirement and thank him for his loyalty and commitment towards Ward and his team mates.

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Snowfall at Mount Victoria

Project team endure chilly conditions

The site team working on the Great Western Highway project in Mount Victoria are experiencing some seriously chilly conditions at the moment. Appreciation goes out to the team as they work to upgrade a 1.6km section of the highway, enduring an average temperature of 5 degrees every day, and getting as low as -2! The project’s site engineer Michael Leong captured this great shot on one snowy morning.

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Karl McCarthy CEO Sleepout

Last night I learnt more about homelessness

Today I am humbled.

Last night I joined over 1,400 CEOs across Australia to take part in the 2016 Vinnies CEO Sleepout.

In doing so, I gave up many of the familiar comforts that are often taken for granted. My warm, comfortable bed was replaced with cold, hard concrete. My safe and secure home with a cardboard box. A hearty, homemade meal with a humble cup of soup.

It was a cold, uncomfortable and restless night but I would not trade a minute of it because it gave me a very small glimpse into the harsh reality that over 105,000 people are faced with every single day.

No one deserves to live this way. Especially not the 17,000 children who make up part of this figure.

Tonight, I will be back in my own warm bed. But unfortunately this is not an option for the men, women and children who have no home to return to.

Just because the event has come to an end, it does not mean that Australia’s homelessness crisis is even close to ending.

It’s not too late to sponsor me at ceosleepout.org.au and help invest in real solutions for people without a home.

Karl McCarthy
Chief Executive Officer

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Glenfield Road Nine News

Nine News visits Ward’s Glenfield Road project

Ward’s Glenfield Road project made 9 News recently. We are currently widening the intersection of Glenfield and Campbelltown Roads to increase the number of travel lanes, eliminating this intersection from the State Government’s “pinch point” hit list. The Glenfield Road project commenced in October 2015 and is due to be complete by the end of July 2016. To read more about this project visit the Glenfield Road Upgrade project page.

 

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Ward logo

Green and gold signals new era for Ward

We are pleased to announce that we have rebranded our business. Ward has a long, rich and diverse heritage. Founded by the late Peter Ward in 1973, Ward commenced its operations in a small office in Sydney’s Double Bay. Over the decades, Peter’s quintessentially Australian green and gold “W” became a common symbol around NSW construction sites. This logo was a symbol of loyalty, family, capability and experience, among many other things.

We have reverted to the green and gold colours to reinforce the values upon which the business was founded and to define the direction of our business for the future. Our new branding symbolises many things: our core strength of delivering difficult projects; our experience and unique expertise; our unique multi-disciplinary in-house capabilities; the dedication we show to our people and the loyalty of our staff. Above all else it symbolises the values that Peter instilled over 40 years ago – a commitment to ethics and fair play, and a sense of responsibility to clients and the community.

We are exceptionally proud of our history in helping to shape the landscape of NSW over the decades. Now, more than ever, is an exciting time for NSW. We have rebranded, re-energised, and are poised to successfully deliver infrastructure solutions for the decades to come.

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