News - International

  1. Posted: 04/04/2016

    Australia's largest embassy is now in operation, with the formal opening of the new Australian Embassy in Jakarta by Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop.  It provides a functional, safe and secure work environment for Australian and Indonesian staff from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and 13 other Australian  government departments and agencies.  The Embassy's size and scale reflects the importance of Australia's bilateral relations with Indonesia.

    The project is an example of excellence in cooperation between Australia and Indonesia.  Constructed by Australian-Indonesian firms PT Leighton Contractors Indonesia and PT Total Bangun Persada Tbk, the Embassy project has provided the opportunity for over 2000 Indonesian design and construction personnel to build their skills at the highest levels of quality and workmanship.  In the capacity of Project Director, APP supported the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Overseas Property Office (OPO).  This role was responsible to oversee the project's construction phase and to act as OPO’s senior representative in Jakarta.

    The Embassy is the largest complex capital works project directly undertaken by the Australian Government overseas, and was constructed on time, within budget, and a high standard of work safety.  The construction phase recorded over 10 million working hours, with one lost time injury only.  The injured worker was rehabilitated and returned to work.

  2. Posted: 06/08/2015

    The 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby have come to a conclusion with the host country topping the medal tally and getting full marks for staging the best games ever.  The APP team also took gold for their support in helping the organising committee to successfully stage a world class major event in Papua New Guinea.

    Over 4000 athletes came from 24 countries to participate in both traditional sports such as weightlifting, football and athletics as well as regional specific competitions including Va’a outrigger canoeing and an open water swim. The concurrent ceremonies and cultural programme highlighted the incredible diversity and talent of not just the host country but other participating island nations of the Pacific through song, dance and visual arts.  The quality of facilities was another major factor in the success of the event with the PNG Government completing $600m in venue capital works including new stadiums, Games Village, pool and multi-purpose facilities.

    Commencing in 2014, APP assisted the local games organising committee with venue readiness and planning advice around overlay, procurement, commissioning and workplace health and safety for the event. In the final crucial months, a team of APP project managers were present at the venues and Athlete’s Village providing site management assistance, event logistics and contractor management.

    A key part of APP’s commission was information sharing and capacity building for organising committee staff with limited previous exposure to major events. Members of the games venue management team were invited by APP to attend Melbourne’s Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix this year, gaining valuable insight into elements such as overlay, spectator services, venue operations and look and signage.  

    With the 2015 Pacific Games a welcome triumph, the PNG government is now seriously considering a bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

  3. Posted: 06/05/2015

    APP has been appointed to support our parent company, Transfield Services, who have entered into an alliance arrangement with Enable to construct the fibre-optic network in Christchurch NZ. Led by Stephen Kimmedy, APP’s Queensland Manager of Urban Development and Property, our role is to establish project controls to increase efficiency and profitability.

    Enable is building a fibre broadband network for 180,000 homes and businesses in Christchurch, Waimakariri and Selwyn Districts.

    The fibre network is seen as a pivotal part of rebuilding Christchurch’s infrastructure, delivering vital communications services to homes and business for the next 50 years.