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Esperance Waterfront award

Esperance Waterfront Landscape Development wins award

Posted July 2015

This project has been recognised as one of the best in Australia. Our client, the Shire of Esperance has been named an award winner in the 2015 Parks and Leisure Australia Regional Awards of Excellence, winning the category of Parks and Open Spaces Development. National finalists will be announced in October at an awards ceremony held in Sydney. Sime Building and Construction would like to congratulate the Shire of Esperance and are honoured to have been the Head Contractor for the project.

Esperance Express article (PDF 1.2MB)

Esperance Waterfront opening

Esperance Waterfront – Landscape Development project – James Street Precinct is officially open

Posted June 2014

We are pleased to announce the first section of the project was officially opened by Colin Barnett and Regional Development Minister Terry Redman on Sunday, 8 June 2014.

Kalgoorlie Miner article (PDF 1MB)

Picture montage (JPG 662KB)

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Esperance Waterfront – Landscape Development project newsletter

Posted May 2014

Feel free to read the online version of our Local Residents Newsletter outlining current works being completed, project progress and public access update.

Local Residents Newsletter - May 2014 (PDF 4.1MB)

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Narrogin Senior High School: Performing Arts Upgrade – project has reached practical completion

Posted April 2014

Narrogin Senior High School: Performing Arts Upgrade project reached practical completion on 17 April 2014.

This performing arts centre further enhances Sime's previous construction of the hospitality training centre at the Narrogin Senior High School.

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Narrogin Senior High School: Performing Arts Upgrade – project nearing completion

Posted March 2014

In April 2014 we will see the completion of the new Administration Building, Music Block and Performing Arts Centre at Narrogin Senior High School. A ground breaking series of buildings, bringing significant contemporary learning spaces to the community.

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Esperance Waterfront – Landscape Development project newsletter

Posted March 2014

Feel free to read the online version of our Local Residents Newsletter outlining project progress, public access updates, toilet block tender award and more:

Local Residents Newsletter - March 2014 (PDF 3MB)

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Esperance Waterfront – Landscape Development project – article from local newspaper

Posted March 2014

Builders change the waterfront landscape – March 5, 2014 (PDF 3.7MB)

Esperance Waterfront – Landscape Development project Jetty access update

Posted February 2014

The Esperance Tanker Jetty will remain open to the public this Sunday evening (16 February 2014).

The Esperance Tanker Jetty will then be closed to the public until further notice from Monday, 17 February 2014 to enable project works to proceed.

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Esperance Waterfront – Landscape Development project Public access update

Posted January 2014

Esperance Express article - January 24, 2014

Public access to the Esperance Tanker Jetty will be interrupted from Tuesday (27/01/2014).

According to the Shire of Esperance the jetty will be closed so that landscaping work at the Waterfront Project can continue on the foreshore. A spokesperson for the Shire of Esperance said contractors Sime Building and Construction would keep the jetty open over the Australia Day long weekend. However, it would then be closed temporarily in order to continue planned works.

The pedestrian walkway which opened before Christmas will be closed on Tuesday (27/01/2014) until an alternative route across the construction site can be arranged with the relevant parties working on the headland.

The shire said work updates would be provided on its website, its Facebook page and through local news media.

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Esperance Waterfront – Landscape Development project begins

Posted November 2013

The Esperance Waterfront Landscape Development project has commenced!

Please refer to the Shire of Esperance's news item discussing the project.

Esperance waterfront landscaping

Esperance Waterfront – Landscape Development project – waterfront will be world class

Posted November 2013

From the Coast is a weekly column that appears every Monday in the Kalgoorlie Miner newspaper. In the column Shire President Cr Malcolm Heasman discusses what is happening in and around Esperance. The Esperance Waterfront Landscape Development project was the topic of discussion recently:

From the Coast - Waterfront Landscaping (PDF 112KB)

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Esperance Waterfront – Landscape Development project newsletter

Posted October 2013

Feel free to read the online version of our Local Residents Newsletter outlining the project's scope of work, working hours and more:

Local Residents Newsletter - October 24, 2013 (PDF 1.6MB)

Esperance Waterfront – Landscape Development project Public Notice: Public access changes along the foreshore

Posted October 2013

The Management of Sime Building and Construction wish to advise the community of Esperance of changes to public access along the foreshore.

To allow construction and ensure public safety, commencing October 25, 2013 the areas listed below will be closed to the public until further notice:

We would like to thank you for your cooperation during the Esperance Waterfront – Landscape Development project. If you require further information please contact our Community Liaison Officer on (08) 9072 1888 or email info@simebuilding.com.au.

Esperance Waterfront – Landscape Development project Public Notice: Shared path access changes

Posted October 2013

The Management of Sime Building and Construction wish to advise the community of Esperance of changed traffic conditions.

The following car parks will be closed to the public:

The shared path on the foreshore will also be closed between the town boat ramp and Tanker Jetty. We encourage you to adhere to all signage in place stating the alternative route.

These closures will take effect from October 25, 2013 until further notice.

Thank you for your cooperation during the Esperance Waterfront – Landscape Development project. If you require further information please contact our Community Liaison Officer on (08) 9072 1888 or email info@simebuilding.com.au.

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Esperance Waterfront Project: Landscape Works – tender award

Posted September 2013

Sime Building and Construction is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Esperance Waterfront – Landscape Works contract due to commence in September 2013. We look forward to working in conjunction with the Shire of Esperance and HASSELL Ltd on another local project.

The Esperance Waterfront project will deliver a world class waterfront development. This will enable the Shire of Esperance to provide the local community with a fantastic family orientated destination with appropriate infrastructure, better cater for tourists, act as a stimulant for private investment and protect critical coastal infrastructure.

Esperance Waterfront Concept Plan (PDF 474KB)

More information on the Esperance Waterfront Project

Community College

Carnarvon Community College – progress

Posted September 2013

This project is 70% complete and we envisage practical completion in December 2013.

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Narrogin Senior High School: Performing Arts Upgrade - progress

Posted September 2013

This project is 35% complete and we envisage practical completion in March 2014.

Esperance Residential College

Esperance Residential College 2011 Additions – project completed

Posted September 2013

Practical Completion of this project was reached on 28 August 2013.

Sime received a Contractor Performance Report rating of 100% from the Project Superintendent. Sime would like to thank HASSELL for their contribution to the successful completion of this project and we look forward to collaborating with them on future projects.

Esperance Residential College

Esperance Residential College 2011 Additions progress

Posted June 2012

Project is 35% complete.
Single storey staff residence is nearing completion.
Two storey staff residence  -  suspended slab completed and brickwork reaching plate height.
Boys dormitory - at fitout stage.
Girls dormitory - earthworks in progress. 
Kitchen - at roof cover stage.

Bureau of Meteorology progress

Carnarvon Bureau of Meteorology, New Stratospheric Profiler progress

Posted June 2012

Project completion envisaged  late June 2012.
Project is 70% complete.

Major earthworks have been completed on site. Concrete slab for the new profiler building has been constructed. Construction of the 144 antenna footing plinths which make up the stratospheric profiler is entering the final stages. In ground mains power conduits have been installed in preparation for the upgraded connection to the power grid.

Narrogin Trade Training Centres

Narrogin Trade Training Centres progress

Posted May 2012

Two of the three trade training centres have now successfully reached practical completion. Handover of the third building is due June 2012.

Bureau of Meteorology project

Project Award – Bureau of Meteorology, New Stratospheric Profiler, Carnarvon WA

Posted March 2012

Sime Building and Construction is pleased to once again work with GHD Pty Ltd on a Bureau of Meteorology project, which entails site and civil works for antennae bases and the new transportable building (profiler hut) pad, including services and infrastructure.

Installation of antennae array bases including antennae pedestals and electrically bonded earth points. Transport of the Principal supplied profiler hut from Melbourne, Victoria to site and the connection of services to the new hut. Reinstate all disturbed areas, including re-levelling of ground surface and replanting of native grass.

Environmental Management certification

ISO 14001 Environmental Management certification

Posted March 2012

Management of Sime Building and Construction are pleased to announce the company's integrated management system is now certified to meeting the requirements of ISO 14001.

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Project Award - Esperance Residential College 2011 Additions

Posted November 2011

Sime Building and Construction is pleased to have been awarded another BMW project - an extension to the existing Residential College.

This multi-million dollar project comprises male and female dormitories, staff quarters, commercial kitchen and extensive landscaping.

We look forward to working with HASSELL and BMW in completing this project.

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Narrogin Trade Training Centres progress

Posted November 2011

Project completion envisaged April 2012.

Shearing Facility ­ 80% complete. Internal trades currently completing painting and floor coverings.

Building, Carpentry and Construction Facility ­ 70% complete. At plasterboard and ceiling stage. Mechanical Services also in progress.

Hospitality Facility ­ 40% complete. At roof sheeting stage.

Narrogin Trade Centres construction

Project Award - Narrogin Trade Training Centres

Posted August 2011

Sime Building and Construction is pleased to have been awarded another BMW project - Narrogin Trade Training Centres.

The contract comprises three separate training centres at the Narrogin Agricultural School and Narrogin Senior High School. This multi million-dollar project commenced in June 2011.

Main Roads complex development

Main Roads Greater Southern Regional Complex wins Architecture Award

Posted August 2011

The Australian Institute of Architects awarded Main Roads Greater Southern Regional Complex a 2011 Architecture Award in the Sustainability category.

Sime is pleased to be associated with this project and wishes to congratulate Hassell Architects on their success.

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