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  1. Posted: 07/04/2015

    Construction of ALDI’s new South Australian Distribution Centre is now well underway. 

    Since construction work began in late 2014, considerable work has been done to prepare the 8ha site, in Regency Park, before the first steel could be erected in March 2015.  The construction phase is expected to take place over the next 8 months.

     "With the building’s steel work now taking shape, ALDI’s presence in South Australia is fast becoming a reality,” said Viktor Jakupec, ALDI Managing Director – South Australia.  "This new Distribution Centre will act as the hub of ALDI’s South Australian region and will have the ability to service up to 50 stores.”

    Working closely with the local construction company BADGE, APP is project managing the entire construction and fit out process and are tasked with handing over a fully operational facility to ALDI in time to support the first of the new ALDI stores opening in early 2016. 

  2. Posted: 25/03/2015

    The modern construction landscape is regulated by standard form contracts. Gone are the days of competing terms and conditions. Now, we work with the same base-plate, but spend hours trading “shalls” for “musts”, and “subject tos” with “except in the circumstance ofs”.

    Most law firms will have a sophisticated suite of amended “principal friendly” and “contractor friendly” forms. The challenge is in knowing which version to take to your first client meeting!

    Some of you may have read legal alerts in the last few weeks in relation to a proposed new form of contract to replace the current AS 4000-1997 series and the “old favourite” AS 2124-1992 series. Under the proposed revision, the two existing standards are to be merged into a new suite of standards, AS 11000: general conditions of contract.

    The draft AS 11000 was prepared under the guidance of Standards Australia Technical Committee MB-010, by a drafting team comprising representatives from regulatory bodies, public authorities and various industry groups, including the Society of Construction Law and the Civil Contractors Federation of Australia.

    In the lead up to finalisation of the current draft, public forums were held in Sydney and Melbourne, and subcommittees worked through key issues raised at those forums, including:

    • risk allocation;
    • good faith;
    • programming;
    • extensions of time;
    • payment provisions;
    • impact of the various Security of Payment Acts on the general conditions; and
    • dispute resolution.

    The proposed new general conditions of contract are intended to “provide a broadly balanced approach to risk allocation in language which is focused on brevity and certainty”, says Professor Bailey, Chair of Technical Committee MB-010. From the outset, the document is easier to read; with clearer paragraph numbering, and the simplification and consolidation of defined terms.

    There is also new emphasis placed on dispute avoidance and pro-active contract management through early warning procedures based upon an express good faith obligation. These measures will be further bolstered by a proposed separate standard AS 11001 on dispute resolution which will operate as a companion to AS 11000.

    A summary paper on the key changes from the AS 2124 and AS 4000 series can be accessed here and a full version of the draft standard is available for download via SAI Global.

    It is likely that AS 11000 won’t be published for a number of months, and that we won’t see implementation of the standard in the industry for some time after that. However, I recommend that you review the new general conditions of contract proposed by Standards Australia, and take some time to question whether the contracts you’re currently working under are delivering upon your project and corporate needs.

    If you’re interested in a practical conversation about the new standard, contract formation, administration and dispute management generally, contact Kevin Moore of the APP Contracts, Claims and Disputes team. 

     

  3. Posted: 24/03/2015

    A number of APP’s staff have been appointed to the PCA South Australian division committees for the coming year.

    Sarah Mullins has been elected to the Property Council SA Division Council. Her role as part of the governing council of 19 members will be to spearhead opportunities within the property industry in South Australia. She’s particularly passionate about raising the profile of women in the construction and property industries and believes the Division Council role to be a stepping stone in affecting this change. She’s also been appointed to the Retail Growth Committee, a forum for discussing advocacy, policy, professional development and practice issues for the retail shopping centre industry.

    In addition to Sarah’s appointment, Paul Kirkwood has been appointed to the PCA’s Industrial Development Committee which aims to create a focus and industry voice for PCA members involved in the industrial sector.

    Julia Gentile, recently appointed to the NAWIC committee, has also been appointed to the Future Directions Committee which provides a forum for young property professionals to learn, network and socialise to encourage greater involvement in industry activities.

    APP is pleased to be able to make this significant contribution to the industry in South Australia and builds on our strong relationship with the PCA as one of the principle sponsors for 2015.

  4. Posted: 18/03/2015

    APP has been appointed to project manage the planning, design and delivery phases of the Secret Harbour shopping centre expansion for Charter Hall. The expansion involves extending the centre to total 48 tenants including a new Coles, Dan Murphy’s, ALDI, MacDonald’s and other specialty retail stores and will see the shopping centre double in size.

    The expansion of the shopping centre is tipped to be both a contribution and a precursor of the growth anticipated for an emerging residential area in WA. It’s believed that this will instigate further development in the area which is now part of greater Perth with infrastructure upgrades and many residents commuting from Secret Harbour.

    The expansion is currently at 30% of the design phase with development approval and APP is appointing a contractor to complete the design. Final delivery is expected for 2016.

  5. Posted: 18/03/2015

    APP has been appointed to manage a program of workplace fitouts and refurbishments for Curtin University. Many of the back of house administrative functions are located in neighbouring buildings under lease agreements, and this program of works will be implementing a new design standard and a new way of working that is more typical of modern corporate offices for the university.

    There are multiple stakeholders and a significant change management process that APP is partnering with Curtin University to manage on their behalf. We’re in direct communication with the users who are driving the development, to design the brief and working to budgets.

    As an organisation, Curtin University is forward thinking in how the business will operate in the future which makes our partnership an excellent cultural fit. As a result the designs are fairly advanced and they’re looking to implement new standards, a new way of looking at how universities operate.

    There are a number of challenges ahead of us. Maintaining business continuity is key and making sure there will be no loss of business operations during the delivery will be paramount. We’re looking at a phased approach to conducting the works in live environments, around student exam periods ensuring minimal disruption for the University. Quite simply, there is a lot of planning involved.

    The design phase began in December 2014 with project completion anticipated in October this year.

  6. Posted: 18/03/2015

    APP’s Jill Fraser has been selected to be on the PCA Innovation & Excellence Awards judging panel. With 99 submissions across 17 categories Jill and her fellow judges have their work cut out for them selecting the winners from a field teaming with variety.

    Jill was awarded the PCA’s Young Achiever of the Year in 2014 and is actively involved in the PCA’s Women in Property Committee. This is her first year on the judging panel and she’s enjoying the visibility and detail of what’s happening at the forefront of the property industry across the country. She’s learning a lot about new technologies and new processes from a real cross section of the property industry that make up this year’s nominees.

    There are 9 judges on the panel in total, all reviewing each submission and scoring against set criteria. Also involved are site visits to locally based projects. Seven of which are in WA that Jill has visited, met with the project teams and also provided site-based scores on.

    APP’s been involved in five projects nominated for this year’s awards of which Jill is excused from judging due to potential conflict of interest: 700 Bourke St Melbourne, 171 Collins St Melbourne, Highpoint Shopping Centre, Gold Coast University Hospital, and Melbourne’s GPO.

    Promoted to Project Director towards the end of 2014, she’s a valued member of our team in WA working on the Perth Airport project for the past three years and now entering its final six months.

    We’re proud to support Jill in this latest venture and wish all nominees the best of luck for this years awards!

  7. Posted: 17/03/2015

    APP has been appointed as the Independent Certifier for Sydney’s $2.1B CBD and South East Light Rail (CSELR) project. The appointment was made by Transport for NSW and ALTRAC, the PPP consortium tasked with building and running the rail link.

    The CSELR project is a new light rail to connect Circular Quay, the CBD and the south-east including Moore Park and the University of NSW, plus the creation of a pedestrian precinct along George Street between Bathurst and Hunter streets.

    As Independent Certifier (IC) APP, in association with Hyder Consulting, will be required to review and verify the design, procurement, construction and commissioning of the light rail and associated infrastructure is being built according to the contract documentation by ALTRAC Light Rail consortium. The ALTRAC Light Rail consortium is made up of Transdev Sydney, Alstom Transport Australia, Acciona Infrastructure Australia and Capella Capital.

    APP and Hyder are leaders in the provision of independent assurance services for major projects across Australia, and have worked on infrastructure projects including the Brisbane Airport Link, Adelaide Desalination Project, Sydney’s North West Rail Link and the NorthConnex road project, plus Seaford Rail extension in South Australia. APP and Hyder have most recently provided Independent Certification services for Stage 1 of the Gold Coast Rapid Transit project, a light rail link connecting the new Gold Coast University Hospital in Southport to Pacific Fair in Broadbeach, via Surfers Paradise.

    “The requirement for Independent Assurance professionals on multi-billion dollar projects is critical to project governance, as Governments, financiers and contractors demand rigorous accountability,” said APP’s Chief Executive Officer Adam Castro.

    “Over the last 10 years APP has assembled a dedicated, national team of Independent Assurance experts working on some of the largest infrastructure projects in the country. Together with Hyder, we have a strong track record of achievement in providing IV and IC services and we look forward to playing a major role in reshaping Sydney’s public transport footprint”.

    Greg Steele, Hyder Consulting’s Managing Director in Australasia, adds: “This appointment really confirms APP and Hyder’s leadership in Independent Assurance. It provides us with an opportunity to build on our combined knowledge and expertise in rail and road projects across Australia and the solid working relationships we have with the various parties involved with the project. This project is set to transform travel around Sydney – and it’s great being part of the delivery”.

    The CSELR project is expected to generate 10,000 jobs during construction and deliver over $4B in benefits for public transport customers. The light rail project is due to be completed in 2018, with services scheduled to commence in early 2019.

  8. Posted: 16/03/2015

    APP and health consulting firm Carramar Consulting have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to offer an end-to-end service relating to the planning and delivery of health projects across Australia.  The announcement was made by APP Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer Adam Castro and Carramar Consulting’s Director Jane Yacopetti.

    This strategic partnership realises the benefits for clients of blending Carramar’s specific skills and experience in health planning with APP’s depth of experience and resources in programming and project delivery, property, urban development, construction and statutory planning.  Carramar has extensive experience in clinical and hospital operations, change management and training and skills development associated with the health industry.

    Adam Castro, APP’s Chief Executive Officer, said:  “APP is at the forefront of delivering health facilities throughout Australia for a range of public and private sector clients.  Now, with the addition of health planning skills through a teaming arrangement with Carramar Consulting, our clients can expect a specialist end-to-end health service under the one roof that not only saves time but offers a unique level of expertise in the industry”.

    Jane Yacopetti of Carramar Consulting adds: “We have worked directly with APP on the planning of the New Maitland Hospital.  They are a thoroughly professional organisation and a good fit with us culturally; plus we share a similar approach when it comes to placing our client’s objectives at the heart of the project.   Carramar looks forward to working closely with APP to provide a comprehensive suite of health services throughout Australia”. 

    By blending their diversity of skills and experience in the delivery of health facilities, from planning through to delivery and commissioning, APP and Carramar can provide health clients with an integrated project management team from the initial service planning through to the hospital transition into the new facility and beyond.

  9. Posted: 11/03/2015

     

    The Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne requires the largest temporary overlay for any annual sporting event in the world.  Since 2010, APP have been the engineering project managers for this event, responsible for the transformation of Albert Park into a word class Formula 1 motorsport venue and back to a public parkland.

    2015 marks the 20th year for the event in Melbourne, a significant milestone for the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, who are constantly working towards making each year better than the previous year. To celebrate this milestone, APP have, in conjunction with Linfox the major track build contractor, created a short, behind the scenes video of what goes into building an F1 race track year after year.

    The teamwork involved in building the Australian Grand Prix race track is a truly collaborative effort and it’s amazing to see how a year’s work culminates in four days.

  10. Posted: 11/03/2015

    APP’s Events team has recently been appointed as Project Managers for The Pacific Games, hosted by Papua New Guinea in July this year.

    A major event, The Pacific Games are a multisport games taking place in Port Moresby 4-18 July 2015, with over 3000 competitors from across the Pacific to participate in 28 sports. As part of a wider programme of celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of Papua New Guinea’s independence, a number of host venues are also currently under construction and scheduled for completion prior to the Opening Ceremony, including new rugby league and soccer stadiums, as well as aquatics, netball, cricket and tennis facilities.

    Project Director Noel Landry who has been assisting the Games in PNG over recent months is excited to be involved. “It is a great opportunity to again be doing a multi-sport event. As Project Managers for the Formula 1 Grand Prix, we are used to doing large, complex event builds. The Pacific Games brings its own challenges in terms of different fields of play from weightlifting and boxing to marathon, triathlon and aquatics. It is by far the largest event ever staged in the Pacific. In most instances they’ve had to source equipment from overseas because typical event stock for items such as toilets, tents, generators and even temporary fencing just can’t be found in PNG.”

    As well as the new venues to be constructed, the equipment sourced for the games will form a legacy that will help PNG with hosting other major events on the horizon including APEC 2018.

    A further important legacy will be up-skilling local Papua New Guineans in project and event management. As part of the preparations and planning for the Games, a group of key staff from the organising committee will be attending this year’s Melbourne Grand Prix as observers.  Noel thinks this will be a great chance to learn. “The Pacific Games are aiming to stage a world class event in Port Moresby. Having the opportunity to observe the build and operation of one of Australia’s great events will be invaluable experience for the team.”

  11. Posted: 11/03/2015

    It’s that time of year again when we open the application process for the following year’s APP Graduate Program. Our 2014 Victorian Graduates have now transitioned out of the Graduate Program into dedicated project management roles with APP, making way for our current 2015 Graduates: Casey Brasher and Marko Matvikov.

    Casey started with APP in late October. Destined to be working on the Formular 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, she started the weekend of the MotoGP at Philip Island where APP provides project management support services. Coming from a background in architectural drafting, Casey made the move to the delivery phase of projects and joins APP fresh out of her Construction Management degree. Just over three months into her new career and she’s loving it! She’s both amazed and delighted at the level of responsibility she’s been awarded and is thoroughly enjoying the challenging yet supportive environment. Casey plans to use the opportunity of the Graduate Program to further identify which career path she intends to embark upon.

    Marko joined APP having graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Engineering – Civil (Hons), deliberating over the decision to pursue a Contracting or Client-side project management career. Having become deeply embedded in complex projects within just over three months with APP, Marko is confident that he’s made the right decision. He’s currently working on the redevelopment of a large commercial office building and a commercial office refurbishment feasibility exercise for another project.  He’s thoroughly enjoying the responsibility he’s been awarded on projects and the face time with Clients.

    From APP’s perspective, the Graduate Program is a rewarding process. It’s great to work with and encourage Graduates who are passionate about the industry and to see them develop their skills. The nature of projects is that they’re constantly changing and moving forward and in the same vein we’re excited to see where Casey and Marko’s careers take them.

    Applications for the 2016 Graduate Program are open until 30 April 2015, visit our webpage www.app.com.au/graduate for more information.

  12. Posted: 04/03/2015

    There’s nothing better than knowing you’re exactly where you want to be, and that’s true for our three 2015 Graduates in Queensland – Fabian Netto, Sarah Norday and Simon Toby. Fabian, Sarah and Simon come to APP from a variety of backgrounds and nearly two months into their first rotation they’re well on their way at the start of the learning curve that will continue for the year ahead.

    Fabian completed his Bachelor of Civil Engineering with honours at Griffith University, followed by a Masters in Engineering at Queensland University of Technology and is working in the Infrastructure team for his first rotation. It’s not surprising that his biggest highlight of the program so far is to be involved in what would have to be two of the most exciting projects for any engineer in recent times – the Gold Coast Rapid Transport and the Brisbane Airport Link projects. He’s been engaged in verification of the completion process and review of work records associated with the GCRT. Seeing the sum total of what that represents is an exciting prospect. Fabian’s loving the culture in the Brisbane office, finding an upbeat, welcoming group of colleagues and is settling in well.

    Sarah graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Urban Development (Property Economics) and unsurprisingly her first rotation is with APP’s Urban Development team. She’s become immediately involved in researching clients’ large land parcels in Queensland near major planned infrastructure, looking in particular at zoning, proposed infrastructure and potential land usage. To date it’s all been a highlight for Sarah. The office has a great energy and an amazing bunch of people to work alongside. She’s really enjoyed the learning to date and looks forward to developing her career aspirations further over the year ahead.

    Simon comes to APP with a Bachelor of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying from Bond University. His first rotation is with the Projects team working on two hotel projects, refurbishing the buildings to relevant technical standards and by doing so, protect the asset values for the owners. Simon expected the Graduate Program to push his limits and ability. Now that he’s in the graduate program, it’s what he was expecting but with a lot of guidance and expertise to call on from senior colleagues, giving him the support he needs. The welcome and support of his colleagues is a major highlight and makes for a great work environment that he thinks is the best job in the world!

    For APP it’s fantastic to have such high calibre graduates come from our local universities. They’ve hit the ground running and are already providing a valuable technical contribution to the existing capabilities in each of our teams, not to mention their enthusiasm which brings added energy to the office. We’re delighted to have them on board and look forward to seeing what the rest of 2015 and beyond brings to their skills and experiences.

     

    Photo L-R: Sarah Norday, Fabian Netto and Simon Toby

  13. Posted: 04/03/2015

    We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Sam Pourmoradian as a Senior Associate Planner. Having joined the Brisbane team in January, Sam is a qualified Town Planner with over 14 years of experience in both the public and private sectors.

    Offering town planning services to selected clients, Sam is responsible for managing the planning division in QLD. Getting straight to business, he’s hard at work on a recently awarded major project on the Gold Coast.

    APP was engaged to manage and deliver the town planning application for our client’s newest and largest Master Planning project in Robina valued at $53M. It’s a complex project involving a combined development application for Operational Civil Works, Final Development Approval and small lot subdivision for 230 freehold allotments and public parklands. The project will be developed over a notional 4 stage construction program.

    Our role included preliminary design and planning input, extensive negotiations with government authorities and political representatives, submission of the Town Planning report and leading the planning phase of the project in support of the development assessment coordination process.

    We’re excited to be involved in such a landmark development proposal for Robina, building on Sam’s recent success in the delivery of planning projects on the Gold Coast and we’re looking forward to this new chapter in APP’s Urban Development business, introducing an integral service of Town Planning for selected clients in Queensland.

  14. Posted: 04/03/2015

    Community housing organisations provide housing for thousands of vulnerable people across Queensland, and are destined to become dominant suppliers of affordable and social housing over the next decade.

    Collectively known as Community Housing Providers (CHPs), ‘CHPs for QLD’ was formed at the end of 2014 to give a voice to Queensland’s CHPs, help them connect with each other, present their views to Governments, and boost the supply of high quality affordable housing for all Queenslanders.

    The CHPs for QLD Board represents some of the principal CHPs in the State: the Brisbane Housing Company, Anglicare Central QLD, Bric Housing, Churches of Christ Care Housing, Coast2Bay Housing Group, Horizon Housing and St Vincent de Paul.

    As part of APP’s commitment to supporting community development in Queensland, Mark Doonar, Project Director, ran the Board’s first Strategic Planning Workshop. The workshop refined the 2015 priorities and highlighted important initiatives for the Board. These included refining the Board’s vision and values, how best to resource the fledgling organisation, how it should engage with Governments, and the services the organisation will offer to its members.

    These strategies will enable CHPs for QLD to maintain its independence, reduce its reliance on Government, strengthen its leadership in the community, and deliver meaningful benefits to its significant not-for-profit members.

    For more information on CHPs for QLD, go to http://chpsforqld.org.au/

  15. Posted: 23/02/2015

    We’re a month into our 2015 Graduate Program with four Graduates based in our Sydney office: Holly Smith, Peter Alevizos, Su Lynn Lee, and Isaac Peterson scheduled to spend 2015 rotating through the various parts of the APP business. Currently in their first rotation for the year, they’ve dived straight into some of the most interesting projects underway in Sydney.

    Holly graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Laws. Her first rotation is with APP’s Urban Development group where she’s been both assisting on Local Environmental Plans and working on Westpac’s new HQ at Barangaroo. Her main highlight to date was her exposure to the Agreement for Lease for Barangaroo that had ties to her Law degree.

    Peter also graduated from the University of Wollongong in 2013 with a Bachelor of Civil (Structural) Engineering. His first rotation is in APP’s Projects team where he’s been working on a new Porsche dealership and a variety of packages for the Australian Catholic University. He’s loving having Porsche for a client and working with a variety of people and learning their different approaches to Project Management.

    Su comes to us from Perth with a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering and Arts (French and Mandarin) from the University of Western Australia. She’s been working with our Environmental team within the broader Infrastructure group on the remediation of Barangaroo as well as the Pacific Fair Shopping Centre Redevelopment on the Gold Coast. Su admits that working for APP has changed her mind for the better on what the culture of project management company would be like. She’s found it to be genuinely interesting and is impressed with how many of the big projects APP is involved with.

    Isaac graduated from the University of Wollongong in 2014 with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering. His first rotation is in our Infrastructure team which is currently busy with Independent Certifier roles on the North West Rail Link and NorthConnex projects. He’s been helping to prepare tender submissions for some of the major infrastructure projects in NSW and is delighted to be working with such an experienced team.

    All of our Graduates have hit the ground running and are settling in well. They’re unanimous in their enjoyment of what they’re learning, the people they’re working with and the daily challenges they’re faced with. Collectively we’re looking forward to their continued exposure to APP and the industry through their upcoming rotations and are excited to see where their career paths will take them.

     

    (Photo from left to right: Isaac, Holly, Peter and Su)

  16. Posted: 12/02/2015

    In what was a big win for the University of Newcastle, the final planning approval needed for the NeW Space Campus was granted during an announcement by NSW Minister for Planning, the Honourable Pru Goward MP, late last week.

    APP was appointed in October 2013 as Project Manager for the delivery of the project and has been working with the University to secure the development approval in the intervening months.

    Earmarked for Newcastle’s CBD, the $95 million NeW Space facility will deliver next-generation teaching and learning for students, and drive renewal in the city as part of a growing business and education precinct.

    With the development of the project now approved, NeW Space will also contribute significant economic benefits and employment opportunities to support the Hunter, including almost $200 million to the regional economy during construction and a further $134 million annually flowing from the emergence of the CBD as a vibrant student hub.

    Initial construction on the NeW Space development will begin later this year, with the city campus ready to be occupied by staff and students in 2017.

  17. Posted: 12/02/2015

    In line to be one of Australia’s most technologically advanced hospitals, the $1.85B new Royal Adelaide Hospital (new RAH) is currently under construction on 10 hectares of Adelaide’s CBD.

    This is a significant project for SA Health and the Government of South Australia which will see the new hospital providing 700 single inpatient bedrooms, employing approximately 6000 staff, and retaining some of the most advanced medical equipment in the world.

    APP’s role involves the management of the medical equipment procurement by SA Health. We’ve been seconded to support the tracking and progress reporting of procurement managers, as some 10,000 items are sourced via approximately 70 packages and includes items as diverse as a hyperbaric chamber to mobility aids.

    We are assisting in the development of procurement specific bespoke management, communication and reporting tools, critical on a project of this scale and complexity. This role also sees us supporting and contributing to the development and advancement of cross-workstream procedures.

    It’s exciting to be involved in such a landmark project for South Australia’s health infrastructure, building on our recent success in the delivery of Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth and the Gold Coast University hospital.  We’re looking forward to seeing the boost it provides in health services for the local community and the development of what will become a world class health precinct along Adelaide’s North Terrace.

  18. Posted: 09/02/2015

    APP’s Aged Care and Retirement Living expert Mark Glew will be one of the key industry speakers at the upcoming Property Council of Australia Retirement Living 2015 Outlook in Sydney on 17 February 2015.

    With Australia’s ageing population the provision of retirement living options for older Australians will be critical to meeting the ever increasing demand.  Currently in Australia only about 5% of older Australians make retirement living their choice of housing.  This is considerably lower than other countries such as the United States.

    The forum will consider how the retirement living sector can use innovation to drive the penetration rate from 5% to 10% over the next 10 years.  Mark will be speaking with other industry leaders: Bruce Message, Director, Premier Consulting Australia; Mark Moran, Executive Chairman/Co-Owner, Mark Moran Group; and Nieves Murray, Chief Executive Officer, IRT.

    More information can be found on the Property Council of Australia’s website here.

  19. Posted: 09/02/2015

    Sydney’s North West Rail Link (NWRL) project reached a significant milestone last month with the tunnel boring machines breaking through the 2km juncture along the 15.5 km tunnel at Norwest Station. Elizabeth, one of four tunnel boring machines that are being used throughout the project was the first to make an appearance. 

    APP was appointed by Transport NSW in June 2013 as the Independent Certifier for the Tunnels and Stations Contract (TSC) on the $8.3B NWRL project.

    APP in association with Hyder was also appointed Independent Certifier on the $340M Surface and Viaducts contract on the NWRL project, awarded in December 2013.

  20. Posted: 04/02/2015

    APP is busy on another residential development in Sydney, this time at Milsons Point.  We have been appointed by building owner Cbus Property as Project Manager for the redevelopment of “The Vibe” Hotel at 88 Alfred St, Milsons Point.  This is a prime Sydney Harbour-side location with stunning views to both the east and west.  The proposed redevelopment will retain the existing concrete structural frame and convert the existing hotel into a 125-luxury 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 minimise overshadowing of neighbouring buildings while maximising harbour views from the proposed apartments. The basement will be reconfigured to provide approximately 105 parking spaces for residents.

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