News - Sydney

  1. Posted: 20/03/2017

    APP’s NSW Urban Development team is expanding with the addition of a new Project Director.

    Camille Abbott joins us as a Project Director, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge from her previous roles in both private consultancy and as a Development Director in UrbanGrowth NSW.  Throughout her career, Camille has been responsible for leading teams to create project visions, plan and deliver residential and mixed use developments at Potts Hill (Bankstown), Bunya (Blacktown) and Caddens (Penrith).  Camille’s particular interests lie in the financial, social and environmental sustainability of projects. 

    Since joining APP, Camille has hit the ground running taking on the Project Director role for Menangle Park (Dahua) as well as preparing winning bids.

  2. Posted: 02/03/2017

    We would like to extend a warm welcome to Yvette Middleton who has recently joined the Urban Development team in our Sydney office.

    Yvette joins APP as Principal Planner and Manager Planning Services. She brings to the Planning team 20 years’ experience in statutory planning development applications, architecture and interior design in both consultancy and local government. 

    Yvette’s strengths are in navigating development applications through local councils and providing planning advice for development proposals, which reflects a large percentage of the planning services and opportunities across the Sydney office.  

    In addition to her planning qualifications, she is a registered architect and holds a Master of Environmental Law.  She was previously at GSA Planning in Sydney's Paddington, working on residential, commercial and assessing sites’ potential for clients and architects.  As an architect, projects included hospitality, hospital and education institutions, innovative ESD buildings, mining camp residential facilities and heritage.

    Yvette is excited by the scope of work at APP and looks forward to working on interesting and varied projects with the team.

  3. Posted: 22/02/2017

    We are delighted to announce the promotion of Cory Dickins to Head of Projects, Sydney.

    Cory joined APP in 1999 as a Project Engineer and progressed through the business into his recent Project Director and Business Unit Leader roles. Cory’s major projects have included the highest and best of use of a large hotel, commercial and residential portfolio, staged redevelopment of the TAB offices in Ultimo, numerous projects for ALDI including the Prestons Distribution Centre and the Minchinbury office extension and warehouse modifications, redevelopment of the Downing Centre and Hornsby Courthouses, the Star Casino redevelopment and apartments at Breakfast Point.

    The client relationships Cory has developed during these projects have been instrumental in repeat business for APP, both within the projects group and the broader Sydney and national business for APP. Cory is well placed to apply the success and growth of his current business unit to the continued success and prosperous growth of the whole Sydney Projects team.

    Please join us in congratulating Cory on his promotion and wishing him and the team every success. 

  4. Posted: 16/02/2017

    In April 2015, APP was engaged by the Asset owner Vikings Group as Client Representative to oversee JV negotiations, acquisition, design and construction of a 60 Unit Quest Apartment Facility at Macquarie Park in Sydney’s north-west.

    Our role covered acquisition and transaction services, project assurance, and development management and superintendent roles during the development process.

    We are delighted to announce the successful delivery of the new serviced apartment facility on 12 December, 2016. This was a three-way joint venture between developer Goodman, Quest (Operator) and Vikings (Asset owner). 

    The 60 units range in size from 40-90m2 and include a public domain, lobby, conference centre, gym facilities and car parking.

    Throughout this project, APP has developed a strong working relationship with Quest and is currently working exclusively with their acquisition team targeting on and off market opportunities, including future site identification and acquisitions to develop new Quest facilities nationally.

    It was a pleasure working with the Viking and Quest teams on this project and we are delighted with the result of the facility.

    The project has been a successful model showcasing APPs ability to strategically deliver development outcomes for our clients.

    APP's project team included Newcastle-based Project Directors, Rod Cashion and Mark Glew.  

  5. Posted: 16/02/2017

    We are pleased to announce that APP have been appointed as the project managers for a large mixed-use CBD project.

    The development is situated on the corner of Bathurst and Castlereagh Streets in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. The corner block is currently occupied by three separate buildings, a combination of older commercial buildings and a 5 storey heritage listed building known as Porter House.

    As the Project Manager, APP will oversee a range of elements including:

    • Demolition of the site’s existing structures;
    • Construction of a 36 storey mixed-use tower (hotel, residential, retail, and commercial) with a 9 storey podium;
    • Ground floor commercial, vehicle entrance, residential lobby, hotel lobby reception;
    • A boutique hotel from level 1 to level 9 (102 key hotel) including the use of Porter House as the hotel lobby and complementary functions.
    • Residential units from level 10 to 34;
    • A 3 storey cantilevered steel structure over the heritage Porter House at level 9
    • Four level basement car park with a further four (4) levels of mechanical stack parking below (61 cars); and
    • Retail (ANZ Bank) on the ground floor.

    APP’s project team includes Paul Chapple (Director in Charge), Paul Spinolo (Hotel Advisory) and Joyce Cheung (Design and Delivery Project Manager).

    This is an exciting opportunity for APP to add to our recent and current Sydney CBD projects which include Westpac in Barangaroo, 275 Kent Street, and Marsh Mercer in Barangaroo. 

    The mixed-use development is expected to be completed by 2020.

  6. Posted: 20/01/2017

    Congratulations to Nicholas de Gorter, Daniel Jukic, Jennifer Young and Jessica Zhang from our Sydney office who have completed the 2016 APP Graduate Program.

    Since joining APP at the beginning of 2016, our graduates completed four rotations over a 10 month period to gain experience across a diverse range of projects and understand different areas of the business. 

    Now Assistant Project Managers, we asked each of the former graduates to reflect on their time during the program and what they gained from the experience. 

    Nicholas de Gorter

    Tell us a bit about yourself 

    Originally from Melbourne but grew up in Sydney, I studied a Bachelor of Civil Engineering at Sydney University and graduated at the end of 2015.

    What is your role at APP and when did you join?

    I started at APP in January in 2016 as a Graduate Project Manager. Having now completed the Graduate Program, I am now an Assistant Project Manager. Up until the end of 2016, I continued to work on the Marina Project in Elizabeth Bay and a multi-storey car park in Parramatta. Now that we are in the new year I have started working with BU205 which does a lot of work with Health Infrastructure. I am currently working on projects in Tweed and Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospitals. 

    Why did you choose APP’s Graduate Program?

    I was attracted to the culture at APP and saw it as a fantastic place to learn and develop myself as a professional. To this day, I still enjoy everything the company has to offer and see it as a fantastic place to work thanks to the people you get to work alongside.

    How has APP helped you grow your career?

    APP, through the Graduate Program have shown me the various aspects of Project Management, exposing me to Project Delivery, Urban Development, Independent Certification through our Infrastructure division and Commercial Property through APP’s subsidiary CI. As a result I have a more complete view of the industry as a whole, and have been able to own my work and strive to take on bigger challenges.

    What has been the highlight of your time at APP?

    The whole experience has been a highlight but I would say the occasions where the opportunity has been presented where I have had to take the reins of a project during the absence of a more senior project manager or some other circumstance. During these times you are really able to test yourself and I found it to be a very enjoyable experience.

    What advice would you give to others wanting to join APP’s Graduate Program?

    Just be yourself, the process is really enjoyable and it’s just our way of telling you about us and at the same time getting to know you. I highly recommend applying for the program if you are interested in Client Side Project Management.

    Daniel Jukic

    Tell us a bit about yourself

    I’m Sydney born and bred, having studied a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons 1) at UNSW. Prior to joining APP I worked part time for a developer for five years and as an Engineer for two years during my degree.

    What is your role at APP and when did you join?

    I joined APP in early January 2016 as a Graduate Project Manager. Since then I’ve been promoted to Assistant Project Manager, with responsibility managing my own projects.

    Why did you choose APP’s Graduate Program?

    I chose APP’s Graduate Program for the diversity of projects and experiences. I saw an opportunity to broaden my learning in a condensed time period while enabling me to define my career path.

    How has APP helped you grow your career?

    The contributing factor to my growth has been APP’s trust. I have been given many opportunities to challenge myself and take ownership of my work. My colleagues have provided me with guidance and autonomy and as such I’ve developed into a better Project Manager.

    What has been the highlight of your time at APP?

    Working on the Sydney Light Rail project has definitely been a highlight. Being exposed to a $2.1B project with such a high level of coordination, planning and detail has given me invaluable experience.

    What advice would you give to others wanting to join APP’s Graduate Program?

    If you want a diverse, interesting and well-rounded experience APP’s Graduate Program is an excellent opportunity. You will learn, develop skills and gain exposure to clients from the onset.

    Jennifer Young

    Tell us a bit about yourself

    I’m Australian-born-Korean who over the years, has split my time between Australia and New Zealand. Originally living in Sydney, my family relocated to Auckland for 11 years before moving back to Sydney then eventually back to Auckland where I finished my high school education. In 2010, I was accepted into the University of Sydney to study Civil Engineering, which meant moving back to Sydney. And this time, I made sure this was the very last move between the two countries.

    What is your role at APP and when did you join?

    I joined APP as a Graduate in the 2016 Graduate Program. Through this program, I was given the opportunity to work on many large-scale projects within Project Management, Urban Development, Infrastructure, and Property, all at varying stages of the project life cycle. Having spent a few months in each rotation, I was exposed to areas I would have never considered and at the same time, I was able to further explore my keen interests for Infrastructure. Now, I have moved onto becoming Assistant Project Engineer on the Canberra Light Rail Project.

    Why did you choose APP’s Graduate Program?

    A great company culture and strong support for staff well-being is what got my attention.

    How has APP helped you grow your career?

    Going through APP’s Graduate Program definitely helped me grow into becoming a confident Assistant Project Manager. Working on different projects and with different people has taught me to value teamwork, time management, and a healthy mentality. And thanks to the many networking events I was able to attend, I’ve learnt to step out of my comfort zone and make a presence for myself.

    What has been the highlight of your time at APP?

    The biggest highlights would be becoming co-Treasurer of the Chapter Council at The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) NSW with Jessica Zhang and going on my first business trip to Canberra.

    What advice would you give to others wanting to join APP’s Grad Program?

    My advice would be to Own It! Strive! Respect! Do What’s Right! These are the core values of APP that convey a professional and mature approach in everything you do.

    Jessica Zhang

    Tell us a bit about yourself 

    I was born overseas in China and I came to Australia with my family when I was 12. At year 8 I made up my mind that I wanted to be an engineer, but just didn’t know what kind of engineering I liked the most, I mean there’s so many! It wasn’t until 4 years later when I was visiting UNSW where I discovered Civil Engineering with Architecture was the degree for me.

    What is your role at APP and when did you join?

    I joined APP January 2016 as a Graduate Engineer and am now an Assistant Project Manager.

    Why did you choose APP’s Graduate Program?

    APP’s graduate programme is very unique in the current market. Most programmes last up to 2-3 years, but APP’s graduate program is roughly 1 year. This means not only do you get the chance to experience each business sector, but the graduates don’t have to wait years to settle into a team to work on their favourite project. I love to just dig into a project and grow with it, if you are like me, APP’s graduate program is perfect. And do I need to mention the diverse culture here at APP, they even accepted an rabbit obsessed individual like me.

    How has APP helped you grow your career?

    I had the opportunity to work on some amazing projects such as Sydney Light Rail, Moore College and  Barangaroo. It's not just about the projects though, APP provides a great platform for the graduates to learn from professionals already established in their field.  Here at APP, it’s not all just about work. My managers always encourages me to attend social events such as the Property Council Australia's Future Directions Cocktail party where I get to mingle with other professionals in the industry. Our amazing HR team also keeps us busy with training programs that are tailored to suit each individual’s growth.

    What has been the highlight of your time at APP?

    Every day is a highlight! Through APP I get to work with NAWIC (National Women in Construction). I am now co-treasurer for their NSW division.

    What advice would you give to others wanting to join APP’s Graduate Program?

    The Graduate Program is like a journey, enjoy every moment of it like I did. 

  7. Posted: 29/11/2016

    Myer Sydney City transformed its entire top level into a magical retail experience and destination called “Wonderland by Myer”, which opened on Friday 4th November.

    Wonderland by Myer is an ‘out of this world’ experience where customers can immerse themselves in a theatrical world of toys, childrenswear, gifting, events, and food.

    Customers are welcomed to Wonderland via the interactive ‘Rocket Ship Lift’ which travels direct from Myer’s ground floor to level 6. The immersive experience can also be accessed by taking the escalator from floors below through a variety of illuminated feature cloud installations.

    The Melbourne APP team were appointed by Myer to provide project management services from planning through to the demolition, build and fit-out. Working closely with The Retail Group (TRG, Architectural Services) and IdeaWorks (Creative Design) in delivering the project, the conversion of the 4,500sqm floor was completed over a 6 week period.

    Explore Wonderland on the sixth floor at Myer Westfield Sydney and discover a unique shopping experience.

  8. Posted: 26/08/2016

    Congratulations to Sydney-based Shivani Naidoo on winning the Merit Award for Project Management at the 2016 NSW NAWIC Women in Construction event.  

    Shivani is an APP Senior Project Manager and responsible for managing the national rollout of Westpac's Retail branches upgrade programme.  We are very proud to be a part of Shivani's career growth.  With qualifications in architecture, Shivani joined us in 2012 as the Technical Lead for Graphics and Publishing.  She moved into the Projects division within APP shortly to follow her passion for managing a diverse range of projects.  Today as a Senior Project Manager, Shivani exemplifies our core values of Strive, Own It, Do What's Right and Respect.  At APP we are all delighted at this recognition of her skills and ability - well done Shivani!

    APP's Shivani Naidoo with her NAWIC Merit Award for Project Management
  9. Posted: 24/08/2016

    We’re delighted to announce Kevin Tompkins has been promoted to Business Unit Leader.

    An innovative Project Director, Kevin has been a member of the Sydney team for the past six years, working across a arrange of projects such as the MMC relocation to Tower 1 at Barangaroo, the construction and fit-out of the new Nan Tien Institute, and managing a number of sustainability retrofit projects for GE Capital Real Estate.

    In his new role as Business Unit Leader, Kevin is now leading a team of highly proficient project managers at various stages of their careers, whilst still providing his usual Project Directorship services.

    Manager of Projects for Sydney, Neil MacLeod says “Kevin was an obvious choice for the Business Unit Leader Promotion. He is a great mentor to our junior staff, has exceptional communication skills and is well-respected amongst his clients and colleagues.”

    Please join us in congratulating Kevin on his promotion and wishing him and the team every success.

  10. Posted: 16/08/2016

    APP's real estate subsidiary, CI Australia, is a Finalist in the Real Estate Institute’s 2016 REINSW Awards. CI will be contesting the award for Commercial Agency 'Large', with the winners announced on 13 October.

    This is excellent recognition for CI’s performance in a category that is traditionally dominated by large international agencies.

    "Being recognised in this way at the REINSW Awards is testament to CI’s ongoing growth and success”, says Andrew Hunter, CEO of CI Australia.  “With our re-brand in 2015, CI embarked on a major program to evolve our service delivery lines and internal work place environment. This initiative is now delivering benefits and we look forward to continuing the CI evolution in every aspect of our business.”

    CI is on a growth path to expand nationally. Leveraging APP's connections and APP's parent organisations Broadspectrum and Ferrovial, will provide CI the access to widening global markets. A growing presence in Melbourne and licences acquired for further national expansion, means that CI is able to offer major portfolios, clients and local councils a national full-suite service. 

    CI’s clients continue to strongly support the business, with Roads and Maritime Services and RailCorp (Sydney Trains) re-signing and expanding the management of their extensive portfolios. CI has also acted for Government Property NSW on a diverse range of transactions. The recent completion of three portfolios, with more appointments to come, has resulted in significantly lifting CI’s transaction average from an average sale price of $20-$50M to $90-$200M.

    In line with this national and corporate growth, CI has grown internally with new additions to their department teams and the implementation of several social initiatives to drive health, work and family balance. The introduction of an employee recognition program has driven greater staff engagement. Upgrades to IT software and systems, together with the provision of mobile devices, has also enabled greater flexibility and efficiency across the work place.

  11. Posted: 10/06/2016

    APP, working closely with our delivery partners FDC and design partners Robert Ferguson Architects and Waterman, have delivered our 50th branch for The Westpac Group.

    For the last 30 months we have been delivering throughout the country new and refurbished Westpac and St George branches under this contract, in what is widely considered an extremely effective program delivery solution.

    By the end of September this year, the APP team anticipate the delivery of 61 branches in total, including three St George branches and one business banking centre.  In addition, and in parallel, the APP team has delivered or is delivering 30 branch retrofits and a further 23 smaller ‘refresh’ branch upgrades making a combined total of 114 branches upgraded through the efforts of the APP team.

    The locations of these branches vary dramatically, from George St in Sydney to Kununurra in the Western Australian outback and traverse Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

    On achieving this significant milestone for Westpac, we’d like to acknowledge the ongoing support of the team at Westpac Group Property and the tireless efforts of the APP team, whilst thanking all of our partners for the commitment that enables the ongoing success of this program.

  12. Posted: 04/05/2016

    APP has been appointed to project manage the NSWRL’s Centre of Excellence at Sydney Olympic Park, following the deliveries of other sporting facilities including the new Noble Bradman and Messenger Stands at the SCG and the overlay for the ICC 2015 Cricket World Cup, 

    NSWRL CEO Dave Trodden said it was an exciting step towards the start of work on the $20 million Home of the Blues, which will provide a pathway for emerging talent from junior representative sides through to the NSW Blues State of Origin team.

    While the Centre of Excellence is not expected to be completed until late 2017, the NSWRL will move next month from Rugby League Central at Moore Park to an interim office at Sydney Olympic Park, close to where work will soon begin on the Centre of Excellence.

    “The Centre of Excellence is a game-changer for New South Wales Rugby League and we are very pleased to have APP Corporation managing such a significant project that sets our game up for long-term success at all levels,” Trodden said.

    “The sporting facilities and other projects they have been involved with speak for themselves and we look forward to APP applying their world-class expertise to our Centre of Excellence.”

    APP has 26 years’ experience in providing consulting services to the property and infrastructure industries throughout Australia, as well as the management and delivery of projects for private and public sector clients. 

    APP’s Project Director Ron Aquilina is committed to delivering a world-class facility for NSW Rugby League.

    “We recognise that this facility is more than just bricks and mortar,” he said. 

    “It will be a new home base for Rugby League in NSW that will provide great benefits for the entire NSW Rugby League community. We are absolutely thrilled to be involved in this exciting project.”

    Trodden said the Centre of Excellence will include a full-size training field between the Athletic Centre and ANZ Stadium, and a new building for specialised support facilities and the offices of the NSWRL.

    The facility will also adjoin a tunnel providing direct access to ANZ Stadium – originally built to transfer track and field athletes during the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

    “The benefits will extend to everyone in the NSW Rugby League family,” said Trodden.

    “Our junior players, Indigenous and women’s teams and referees will all have use of the facility and, at times, the other specialist sports grounds in the precinct.”

  13. Posted: 18/04/2016

    The $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest project reached a significant milestone recently with the completion of tunnelling.

    APP is the Independent Certifier for the Tunnels and Stations Civil (TSC) works contract that includes the excavation and civil works for twin tunnels, five new stations, two service facilities and 59 cross passages.

    The TSC project has achieved completion of Portion One – tunnels from Bella Vista to Showground, Bella Vista Station Box, Norwest Station Box and a section of Showground Station Box. 

    More than 98,000 precast concrete segments were used for the lining of the tunnels, all manufactured at the project’s Kellyville casting yard.

    Sydney Metro Northwest will be the first fully-automated rail system in Australia and is the first stage of the new Sydney Metro network.

    The project will deliver eight new railway stations and 4,000 commuter car parking spaces to Sydney’s growing North West. 

    As Independent Certifier APP is required to review and verify all the contract documentation relating to the design and construction of the tunnels and stations to ensure that the project is being built according to the documentation prepared by CPB John Holland Dragados joint venture. This includes verifying and certifying that the physical construction being undertaken is in accordance with the project requirements.

  14. Posted: 13/04/2016

    APP has been appointed by Dahua Group Australia to provide full service development and project management services across two significant master planned residential communities in Sydney: New Breeze, Bardia by Dahua; and The Menangle Park Project.

    The combined projects represent the planning, design, delivery, marketing and sale of 3,500 residential dwellings, new town centres, schools, community infrastructure plus the supporting urban infrastructure, with an anticipated project life span of up to seven years.

    Commencing in June 2015, APP assisted Dahua to manage the acquisition of the two projects through a formal tender process from the NSW State Government. We assisted Dahua with the transaction process providing advisory and technical due diligence, feasibility / financial modelling, and bid production.

    After assembling the bid team, comprising legal, technical, and sales experts, and following a lengthy transaction process, Dahua were declared preferred in October 2015 with transaction documents executed in November 2015.

    We’re excited to be involved with both landmark projects, and the Sydney market remains strong with pre-sales and delivery on track.

  15. Posted: 04/02/2016

    This year, our Sydney office is welcoming five new Graduates to our 2016 Graduate Programme: Daniel Jukic, James Oulianoff, Jennifer Young, Jessica Zhang, and Nicholas de Gorter. Joining us late last month, they’ll each have four rotations across the different core areas of the business.

    Daniel joins us with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from UNSW by way of a Cadetship with CAM Consulting and his first rotation is with our Urban Development team working on a fee proposal with our Planning team and assisting with the cost management on the Showground Road Precinct with the Urban Development team.

    James comes to us with a Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) from the University of Canberra and is currently studying for his Masters in Architecture at the University of Newcastle. His first rotation is with APP’s corporate real estate subsidiary, CI Australia where he’s working within the RailCorp portfolio and assisting on major projects. This includes working on various stages of Retail Leasing Strategies from preparing marketing campaigns, preparing high level updates and recommendations for client briefings and site specific fit-outs.

    Jennifer has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Sydney, and having completed her undergraduate experience with Perfect Engineering, Jennifer is now sinking her teeth into the Sydney Light Rail project where APP is appointed as Independent Certifier, in her first rotation with our Infrastructure team.

    Jessica also has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from UNSW, is fluent in Mandarin and most recently, has been working with the Wyong Shire Council. She commenced her rotation in our Projects team working on the George Institute and Catholic Schools projects.

    Nicholas is also a Civil Engineering graduate and has spent the last year as a Student Civil Engineer with Hy-Tec Industries. He commences his rotation in our projects team working on a variety of projects including one at ALDI’s warehouse in Prestons and a high-rise residential development in Epping.

    Please join us in welcoming our newest faces, in what will surely be an educational, challenging and rewarding year ahead.

  16. Posted: 02/02/2016

    The NSW Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli announced the appointment of international architecture practice Grimshaw and BVN as Head Design Consultant last month, following an international design excellence competition managed by APP, Project Manager for the redevelopment. 

    APP prepared the Design Competition Brief including the development of the design excellence objectives for the first prototype high rise high school for New South Wales. APP’s roles also included the administration of the Design Competition processes, appointment of the design jury panel and secretariat support for the design jury assessment process to satisfy the NSW Department of Planning and Parramatta City Council Design Excellence requirements.

    Regional General Manager Brett Hocking said “As part of the competition process, we were required to work closely with the five international design and functional experts from the jury, including the NSW Secretary of the Department of Education. With Grimshaw and BVN now on board we are entering the next phase of the project, which comprises Design Development, Technical Stakeholder and Community consultations.”

    The appointment is a significant milestone in the Arthur Phillip High School and Parramatta Public School Redevelopment project, a more than $100M investment catering for an anticipated 3,000 primary and secondary school students. The design comprises 14 storeys proposed for the secondary school and five storeys proposed for the primary school, transforming it into a vertical learning environment, the first of it's kind in NSW.

    The schools will be completed by 2019.

  17. Posted: 19/01/2016

    APP in association with Arcadis and SMEC, has been appointed Independent Certifier (IC) of the WestConnex New M5 Project in Sydney by the Sydney Motorway Corporation, one of Australia’s largest road infrastructure projects to date.

    The New M5 Project will link the upgraded King Georges Road Interchange on the existing M5 East Motorway with a tunnel through to St Peters. The New M5 will be constructed using ‘tunnel stubs’ to support possible future connections to the proposed M4-M5 Link (Stage 3 of WestConnex) and the proposed Southern Connector (part of the Gateway to the South project).

    Project works comprise: 9 km of new motorway tunnels accommodating two lanes in each direction (with provision for three lanes in future); widening and realigning the existing M5 East Motorway; a new free-flow interchange at St Peters incorporating 17 major structures; two new road bridges across Alexandra Canal; 14 km of new and upgraded pedestrian, cycle and shared paths; water treatment and ventilation facilities; tolling infrastructure; and fire and safety systems.

    The IC Team will be responsible for reviewing and verifying a major portion of the design, ensuring the tunnels and extensive associated infrastructure are designed to standard. The IC Team will be also be on site during construction to verify contractor works are in accordance with scope of works.

  18. Posted: 25/11/2015

    APP is pleased to publicly recognise several internal promotions across our branches in NSW. We’ve been working on some of the most exciting projects currently underway in the state and with more in the pipeline it’s exciting to be able to offer tangible and rewarding project opportunities to our employees.

    Ethan Clark based in our Northern NSW office has stepped into a well-deserved Project Director role in recognition of his leadership and continuing success in the region, and most recently, his work on the University of Newcastle’s NeW Space campus.

    New Senior Project Managers in our Sydney office, Kate Holmes, Laura O’Hea, Steve Agnew, David Breen, Fred Porter, Tracy Hoven, Larry Wagenheim and Joyce Cheung are joined in the ranks by Alana Travis and Sean Kearney from our Northern NSW branch and Carlo Bellinato from our Southern NSW branch. It’s a significant achievement for each of them, working on projects at Barangaroo, Sydney University, University of Newcastle, HMAS Albatross and large Residential developments to name a few.

    Adrian Thompson from Southern NSW, Matthew Dinnen from Northern NSW and Andrew McConnell, Anthony Murphy, Timothy Williams and Jordan Shimmen from Sydney are all hitting their stride in project management. They’ve successfully proven their ability to advance to the next stage in their careers as fully fledged Project Managers.

    We’re thrilled to report for the fourth year in a row all of our Sydney Graduates: Su Lynn Lee, Holly Smith, Isaac Peterson, and Peter Alevizos are remaining with APP as Assistant Project Managers. It’s also pleasing to see one of our former support staff, Sharon Brady making a lateral career move into an Assistant Project Manager role in our Urban Development team.

    This round of promotions follows the appointment of Gillian Geraghty to Regional General Manager of Northern NSW earlier this year.

    We’re delighted to recognise the calibre of talent at every stage of career, and it goes without saying that each of these careers is something to watch in the coming years. Please join us in congratulating them all on their achievement!

  19. Posted: 27/10/2015

    Probuild has been awarded the contract for Cbus Property’s 88 Alfred St redevelopment in Milsons Point.

    APP was appointed Project Manager earlier this year which has since seen the completion of the early works and commencement of the main works.

    The redevelopment will retain the existing concrete structural frame and convert the existing hotel into a luxury 123-apartment tower with ground floor retail and commercial spaces, plus a three level basement.  

    The building will be remodelled and extended in accordance with planning controls and previous consents, to preserve privacy and maximise harbour views. The basement will be reconfigured to provide approximately 105 parking spaces for residents.

    For more on the transformation of 88 Alfred St, Milsons Point: Transforming high rise into residential

  20. Posted: 01/10/2015

    While APP has grown our business by forging long-standing relationships across all sectors in the property sphere, one partnership in particular generates a genuine sense of pride and satisfaction for everyone in the organisation.  Since 1997 APP has supported Redkite to provide financial assistance to families dealing with childhood and young adult cancer.  We donate time and volunteers to produce Redkite’s Corporate Quiz, which is held in Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.  From simple beginnings as a trivia night in a pub, this event with APP’s help has become Redkite’s signature fundraising event.   Along the way over $9M has been raised, enabling Redkite to reach families throughout Australia in need of financial and essential support.

    The APP team in Sydney is currently gearing up for the NSW event, to be held at Sydney’s Town Hall on 23 October.  Over 550 of Sydney’s brightest corporates will compete in 3 rounds of trivia, and together with live and silent auctions we are aiming to raise $300,000.

    For more information please visit