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  1. Posted: 23/11/2011

    The 2011 Redkite Corporate Quiz was held in August at the Sofitel where over 550 guests enjoyed a night of fun and fierce competition as they vied for the coveted Phrenology Head, which is awarded to Queensland’s “Smartest Company”.  This year the Quiz raised a record $190,000 which will be used to provide specialised counselling and support to the families of children and young people who have been diagnosed with cancer.  APP as National Organising Sponsor for the Corporate Quiz assists in the planning and preparation of the event, plus provides volunteer staff on the night.

  2. Posted: 23/11/2011

    The QLD State Government, Gold Coast City Council and the Commonwealth Government have committed to delivering stage one of the $600M Gold Coast Rapid Transit Project. GCRT (Stage 1) will provide a world class light rail system that will integrate with the existing public transport network and connect the people and places of the city starting at the new Gold Coast University Hospital, pass through Southport and Surfers Paradise and terminate at Pacific Fair shopping centre in Broadbeach. APP and Hyder Consulting have jointly been appointed as Independent Certifier for this project. 

    Gold Coast Rapid Transit System
  3. Posted: 23/11/2011

    APP Project Manager Nicholas Hudson is in the final stretch to securing his position in the 2012 Olympic Rowing team for the London Games. For the last 3 years Nick has competed overseas in the Australian Rowing Team recently returning home from competing in the 2011 World Rowing Championships in the men’s single scull. In March 2012 the final Olympic selection regatta will be held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith where Nick is aiming to gain selection into the Men’s Sculling squad. APP has supported Nick’s endeavours of elite rowing since joining in 2006 including a move to the Canberra office in 2010 where Urban Development is making its presence in the nations’ capital.

  4. Posted: 23/11/2011

    APP has been engaged by DJRD Architects to guide the delivery of a new office administration centre at Ausgrid’s Chatswood regional office.  We helped to prepare the bid and select the team (that led to the win) and we are currently assisting with the management of the programme, the briefing process and contract administration in parallel with the design process.  This is our third engagement with DJRD, who appreciate the value we can add by challenging the design process to deliver good outcomes within an efficient and effective management process.

  5. Posted: 23/11/2011

    From 1997 to 2011 APP has been involved in transforming the Pyrmont precinct, originally with the construction of Star City, and then since 2008 with the glittering $860M expansion of what is now The Star.  On 15 September Russell Crowe and Olivia Newton-John unveiled the transformed Casino while in October Sydney’s latest 5-star hotel called The Darling was opened.  VIPs including Jennifer Hawkins and Leonardo DiCaprio sang and danced to the great Stevie Wonder in the magnificent hotel lobby.

  6. Posted: 27/10/2011

    Twenty-four hours before the largest storm to ever cross the Australian coast made landfall, Queensland Health made the decision to evacuate the existing Cairns Base Hospital. All patients who could be discharged were and all patients except for emergency medical cases were suspended. In all, 205 patients including 10 intensive care cases needed to be airlifted out of Cairns.

    APP were first on the site at the main Staging Area. We took over the International Terminal at the Cairns airport and with a team of local contractors turned the Arrivals Hall into a makeshift ward. The evacuation process involved cooperation with State and Federal Police, the Queensland Ambulance Service, the State Emergency Service, the Royal Australian Air Force as well as local staff from both the hospital and the airport.

    By 6am the largest medical evacuation in Australia’s history was complete. APP’s time and services involved in the evacuation were provided on a voluntary basis.