Building on Partnerships
Beyond 2020 &
At Pindan, Building on Partnerships is central to everything we do and in this unprecedented year we believe itâ€™s never been more important
A WORD FROM
Strong partnerships have seen us continue to expand our national footprint in 2020. These partnerships have also allowed us to build on our strong foundation and record of excellence in Western Australia this year, as underscored by a raft of new industry honours we’ve received in recent times. In the first two months of 2020 alone, we added $73 million to our order book. That was followed by new wins in both New South Wales and WA during peak COVID-19 restrictions and there is more local and East Coast work to be unveiled shortly. In addition to projects throughout WA, we have new projects underway in Waverton, Cremorne and Belmont, NSW, and the outlook for Pindan’s business is strong. Over the past 12 months, our Executive Team has used its depth of Pindan experience and local, national and international knowledge, to consolidate our position.
This has been primarily achieved through a restructure and a refining of our focus and direction, all of which saw us enter the COVID-19 restrictions phase in a stronger position than most. These changes continue to put us in a solid space for increased future profitability. We’ve also positioned the group to bolster our growth opportunities by expanding our Executive team, with the addition of Nick Cater as Director Pindan Construction.
We look forward to building on existing partnerships and forging new ones in 2021 and hope that the rest of 2020 is healthy and happy for all. Scott Davison Managing Director
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Beyond 2020 &
RENEWED STRENGTH AND CAPACITY FOR GROWTH
In 2020, we have further cemented our successful national expansion, with a restructure in late 2019 providing a solid platform for our ongoing growth as a nationally-focused integrated property and construction group.
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“Pindan continues to ramp up operations across Australia. With endto-end capabilities delivered through our core business streams, we provide a wide range of first-class development, construction and asset management services,” he said. “We’re seeing a lot of positives ahead and expect growth across a range of sectors
Pindan Managing Director Scott Davison
nationally into 2021 – and we look forward
said the Group had reaped the rewards
to continuing to work with our valued
of the change, with a raft of new contract
clients and subcontractors on these new
wins across the country over the past year.
projects, as well as our existing ones.”
Our Executive team has a combined 113+ years of Pindan experience which, together with the high level of expertise of our employees, puts us in good stead to continue our growth as a diversified national property group.
The strength of the Pindan Executive, which continues to manage the day-to-day operations of the Group, is key to our success. The Executiveâ€™s depth of local and national experience has been integral in consolidating on our growth and will allow for further expansion as we look forward
Each of the Pindan Groupâ€™s businesses are led and directly managed by one of the Pindan Executive, ensuring their ongoing success.
SCOTT DAVISON Managing Director
Jaco van Staden
Chief Financial Officer
Pre Contracts Manager Pindan Group
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As a leading multi-disciplinary property and construction group with a commitment to excellence and safety, we have achieved a reputation for reliability, efficiency and quality, with a strong focus on working in partnership with our clients
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As always, our east coast success is underpinned by our company-wide focus on ‘Building on Partnerships’. Our ability to create and maintain strong local subcontractor and supplier relationships in NSW is a crucial element in allowing us to deliver projects on time and within budget.
Over the past 14 years, Tony has directed the growth of Pindan’s resource sector, civil and industrial construction business. He has more than 25 years of experience in the commercial, resource, civil and industrial construction fields – both on and off shore – and boasts an impressive track record of delivering projects in challenging locations.
BUILDING DISTINCTION, DELIVERING EXCELLENCE. As a leading multi-disciplinary property and construction group with a commitment to excellence and safety, we have achieved a reputation for reliability, efficiency and quality, with a strong focus on working in partnership with our clients. Our strength is in delivering projects ontime and on-budget – and our dedication to working collaboratively with clients is illustrated by our large number of negotiated contracts and repeat clients.
TONY GERBER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PINDAN GROUP
YEARS OF SERVICE: 14 A pivotal member of our Executive, Tony has overarching responsibility for our Build business, encompassing Construction, Contracting and Projects, along with our Asset Management business.
This commitment to successful
Since establishing our Sydney office in
collaboration provides our clients peace
2015, we have witnessed rising demand
of mind. They put their trust in us safe in
for our first-rate construction services
the knowledge we’ll work with them every step of the way and use our significant capabilities and resources to ensure the successful completion of projects, even under difficult or complex conditions. Building on the depth of our experience
and skilled staff on the eastern seaboard. Our continued ability to secure new NSW contracts, from luxury apartment projects to land estates and industrial builds, highlights our effective national expansion.
in WA, the Northern Territory and South
As always, our east coast success is
Australia, we have successfully expanded
underpinned by our company-wide
our award-winning operations into the
focus on ‘Building on Partnerships’. Our
east coast of Australia, and our national
ability to create and maintain strong local
work portfolio continues to grow.
subcontractor and supplier relationships in
Our dedication to quality has been
NSW is a crucial element in allowing us to
replicated in NSW, where we have
deliver projects on time and within budget.
handpicked exceptional team members who boast an enviable depth and breadth of skills and experience. This team works
Our future on Australia’s east coast is brighter than ever and we’re excited about
in tandem with our West Australian
the opportunity to double our budgeted
industry leaders as needed to ensure
NSW turnover thanks to our current
success from concept to completion.
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The Iron Bridge project, which is on-track to create about 3,000 jobs during construction and 900 fulltime operational positions, will deliver high grade 67% Fe magnetite concentrate product by mid-2022
JACO VAN STADEN MANAGING DIRECTOR, PINDAN CONTRACTING YEARS OF SERVICE: 9 As a registered builder, Jaco has a depth of residential, commercial and industrial property development and construction experience that covers Australia and South Africa, including managing construction projects in remote Western Australia. As Managing Director of Pindan Contracting – our remote and regional construction business working with industry and government to deliver critical property projects and infrastructure – his practical knowledge combined with his technical expertise makes him an invaluable member of our Executive team.
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COMMITMENT TO QUALITY. DEDICATION TO INNOVATION. Following the successful delivery of the $71.5 million contract to build a construction camp, Contracting was also awarded the $94 million contract for the construction of an operations village for Rio Tinto’s US$2.6 billion Koodaideri iron ore project. As Rio Tinto’s most technologically-advanced mine, the contract involves the design and construction of accommodation for the project’s main village featuring 470 rooms, eight laundries, a 1200-person kitchen/dining hall, gymnasium, recreation building with café and alfresco space, administration office, and shop. Our Contracting business has also successfully secured two contracts for works linked to the US$2.6 billion Iron Bridge Magnetite Project in WA’s Pilbara region.
As Rio Tinto’s most technologicallyadvanced mine, the Koodaideri contract involves the design and construction of accommodation for the project’s main village Koodaideri
Iron Bridge, an unincorporated joint venture between Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (Fortescue) subsidiary FMG Iron Bridge and Formosa Steel IB Pty Ltd, is a new magnetite ore processing facility that lies 145 kilometres south of Port Hedland. This project, which is on-track to create about 3,000 jobs during construction and 900 fulltime operational positions, will deliver high grade 67% Fe magnetite concentrate product by mid-2022. Our work involves a $3.4 million contract to design, supply and install a number of office buildings, as well as deliver associated infrastructure, at Fortescue’s Herb Elliot Port facility in Port Hedland and a $3.6 million contract to design and construct the project’s landside airport including managing all civil works, design, and roadworks, and supply all resources, support facilities, labour and materials. We’ll also be constructing a communications tower for the airport terminal building, as well as fitting out the airport.
We expect this contract will provide 350 jobs over 12 months, which is great news for the region.
In addition, two new contracts to undertake works on behalf of the Department of Defence valued at $5.8m to be completed at RAAF base Pearce – the main Air Force base in WA has been secured. Pindan Contracting looks forward to being a preferred contractor for Defence and continue to build on our presence in regional WA and the Pilbara region as we contribute to these important WA projects. PINDAN 2020 & BEYOND I 9
NICK CATER MANAGING DIRECTOR, PINDAN CONSTRUCTION As Managing Director of Construction, Nick is responsible for the Group’s larger Perth construction projects, along with our New South Wales construction business.
Nick’s wealth of experience spans Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. A Chartered Civil Engineer, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building, Fellow of Engineers Australia and WA Registered Builder, he has an extensive, hands-on understanding of the
construction of commercial, aged care, health care residential projects in the Perth market and has been involved in the delivery of key WA projects including the Alluvion commercial office tower, Regis Hollywood and Ramsay Health Care Joondalup Health Precinct.
WE UNDERSTAND THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS. Partnerships are the lifeblood of our operations and our reputation is built on strong foundations of quality, assurance and collaboration. We work with those we trust, who have local expertise and national accreditations, and are proud of these solid relationships that have led to our involvement in a large number of diverse projects across Australia. The scope of work undertaken by our Construction business is impressive – from the recent completion of Anzac House, the new headquarters for the WA branch of the Returned and Services League on St Georges Terrace in Perth to the design and construction of the luxury Otto Apartments in Cremorne, NSW and aged care provider Rosewood’s $70 million state-of-the-art residential care facility in West Perth. Rosewood’s redevelopment, which is setting a new benchmark for assisted living, involves the restoration and further development of a landmark building, to ensure the Rosewood heritage is maintained. The plan for the 5454sqm site includes a community on-site cafe, basement parking, a wellness centre, a day centre, and educational rooms for medical, nursing and allied health trainees.
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KICKING GOALS IN NSW The successful expansion of our operations into New South Wales has paved the way for a growing national portfolio.
We have a proven track record in building in Western Australia, and this has established Pindan as the builder-of-choice for high-end apartment developments of all sizes. Our success story in this space is highlighted by the numerous â€˜Best Multi-Unit/Apartmentâ€™ honours we have been awarded by leading industry bodies.
Our focus on quality and on finding exceptionally knowledgeable and experienced team members was established in WA and has been replicated in NSW. This underpins our continued ability to secure new, diverse NSW contracts. Our NSW construction team works closely with our industryleading WA team to guarantee projects exceed the expectations of our clients time and again. In NSW, we have designed and constructed the elegant and sought-after Graceview apartments in Turramurra and the mid-rise mixed residential/ commercial development East Lane in North Sydney. Pindan are also currently constructing the Terrace Collection luxury townhouse development in Waverton and the design and construction of Otto Apartments in Cremorne.
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JAMES ALLINGAME PRE-CONTRACTS MANAGER, PINDAN GROUP YEARS OF SERVICE: 14 As an Engineer and a Registered Builder in both WA & NSW, James is uniquely qualified for his lynchpin role. Boasting an impressive international construction career, James uses his wealth of experience to bring our trademark standards of quality and efficiency to all of the business development activities he undertakes. 12 I PINDAN 2020 & BEYOND
From design management and value engineering to contract negotiations and business development, James works with our clients and our Design & Construct (D&C) team to balance all sides of the project and construction development equation, ensuring we deliver proposals, documentation and solutions that are both progressive, efficient and feasible.
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCT. ITâ€™S OUR SPECIALITY Pindanâ€™s in-house design management, construction engineering, construction programming and cost-planning capabilities ensure we can value-add to your project from the outset. Our renowned D&C and Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) expertise can make all the difference to the success of any construction project.
DELIVERING CONSTRUCTION EXCELLENCE THROUGHOUT NSW Pindan has recently kicked off work on two new D&C contracts in New South Wales with a combined value of nearly $20 million.
The Sydney-based team is now on-site in Cremorne after being appointed by Winim Developments to design and construct its $16 million Otto Apartments project. The boutique Gerard St development, designed by Rothelowman Architecture, features eight two and three bedroom apartments over four levels, as well as basement parking. This project follows on from previous successful collaborations with Winim Developments, including the $37 million mixed-use development East Lane in North Sydney.
With greater frequency, an increasing number of our clients and architectural and engineering partners are collaborating with our dedicated in-house ECI/D&C team to find innovative ways to increase cost-efficiency and streamline their projects. In search of the best value outcome, we investigate everything from alternative structural systems, construction methodologies and material selections through to mitigating risk by flagging potential construction or compliance issues.
Pindan is also on the ground in Belmont, NSW after winning a $13.5 million contract to design and construct Greencoast Business Park and Greencoast Work & Store for Green Capital Belmont Trust. The project includes the construction of four industrial buildings on two sites. Greencoast Work & Store offers mini warehouse/storage facilities, whilst Greencoast Business Park features a mix of showrooms/warehouses and office space.
We are thrilled to be adding more work to our order books in NSW and the future looks very bright.
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SIMON GREENLAW GENERAL MANAGER, PINDAN PROJECTS YEARS OF SERVICE: 24 Simon’s role leading Pindan Projects is testament to his extensive strategic and practical experience; he has an impressive track-record of managing a host of construction projects across Western Australia.
Part of the Pindan fold since 1997, Simon’s proven management skills and commercial and project home construction experience make him the ideal fit to head up this specialised division of our construction business. With a keen eye on maintaining our high standards, procedures and policies, he’s passionate about continuing the diversification of our portfolio, which includes single and grouped residential housing, low-rise apartment developments, and small to medium commercial and government projects, along with our South West operations.
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Clifton + Central
PAVING THE WAY TO SUCCESS Pindan Projects covers construction projects of varying sizes and scope. One of our key growing partnerships, which is benefiting both metropolitan Perth and regional WA, is with WA’s Department of Communities (DoC). A recent tranche of DoC work, valued at $7.5 million, will see us deliver independent living units in Bassendean, Rivervale and Beaconsfield, designed by Parry + Whyte Architects, as well as two additional multi-residential developments south of the river.
This comes off the back of securing three regional construction DoC projects worth $4.5 million covering the Shire of Kojonup, the Shire of Jerramungup, and the Shire of Kent. “We’re pleased to be partnering with the Department to deliver vital homes and facilities that enhance the West Australian community and create demand for local subcontractors as well, which is a welcome economic injection.”
Our integrated expertise allows us to partner across all stages of even the most complex or remote residential housing estates, infill projects, lowdensity apartments, retirement villages and suburb-sized developments. From initial feasibility, planning and design, through to development, construction and completion Pindan Projects adds value at every turn. Developers looking for a construction partner or to maximise land potential choose Pindan time and again as we have significant inside knowledge of the industry due to our own ongoing developments in WA and further afield. Civil works are now complete at Botanica Canning Vale where buyers can snap up the last three and four bedroom homes designed exclusively by Pindan.
In Kardinya, we have 107 house and land packages under staged construction at The Heights. These are enjoying strong demand, with Stage 2 now underway. Pindan Projects is also again joining forces with Willing Property. Following our successful partnership in constructing Terrace House, a four-level development featuring 22 apartments and two offices in Guildford, we have been appointed to build the bespoke Clifton + Central development in Mount Lawley – a boutique collection of 15 premium terrace houses, loft apartments and shops. “It’s an absolute pleasure to once again be involved in the design and construction of this unique development. We are thrilled to be partnering with Willing Property again and are excited to commence construction of their latest apartment development.”
Pindan Projects also undertakes high-end custom home builds and is well known for its reliability, efficiency and quality in this space. As we are well versed in property development, our highly experienced team can manage the whole project from start to finish. Whether it be a single home, house-behind-house, duplex or multi-unit property development, we are well placed to serve investors and landowners looking to maximise returns and develop residential property across Perth and WA’s South West.
Pindan Projects’ dedicated and highly experienced team is also well positioned to reap the rewards of the new $444 million housing stimulus package unveiled for Western Australia and enjoy the flowon effect of recently-announced building bonus grants during the remainder of 2020 and beyond.
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STEPHEN ARNDT MANAGING DIRECTOR, PINDAN ASSET MANAGEMENT YEARS OF SERVICE: 7 Offering a unique combination of technical, practical maintenance and business management skills and experience, Steve is the perfect leader of our Asset Management business. Having previously been at the helm of several high-performing maintenance companies, his expertise has been vital in making this division the innovative, fast-growing business it is today.
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FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS ACROSS WESTERN AUSTRALIA STRATEGIC. SEAMLESS. SIMPLE. In addition to our extensive build capabilities, we offer a comprehensive range of services, including asset management. This business specialises in hard facilities management for a range of clients, complementing our core business by bringing a ‘whole of life’ solution to the management of our clients’ assets. Our Asset Management business delivers responsive and planned maintenance services right across the far North West of Western Australia. With a directly-employed workforce of nearly 100 and over 400 subcontractor partners, it is seamlessly able to service coverage of more than one million square kilometres. This is achieved by operating from six regional branches, located in Meekatharra, Karratha, Geraldton, Carnarvon, Port Hedland and Newman, each equipped with a full support team and integrated warehouse operation to achieve the highest levels of productivity. Our remote operations are backed by our head office service centre based in Perth, which is responsible for providing contractual, safety, QA and supply support, as well as operational and strategic leadership. Pindan Asset Management has a $400+ million 11-year contract to maintain and service 6,000+ houses throughout the Pilbara and Mid-West/Gascoyne for the Department of Communities and a $7.5 million five-year contract with YARA Australia delivering property and maintenance services for the company’s 180 properties which house their Karrathabased workforce.
Both contracts demand a high level of compliance, quality and responsiveness, and our asset management division has invested heavily in a suite of fit-forpurpose solutions to ensure it continues to deliver as promised. To deal with the 850+ daily work order activities, our team utilises the marketleading IFS ERP system to receive, schedule, track and complete all related activities remotely and in real time. This is further supported by a range of innovative technological solutions to enable a consistently high-quality outcome; these include our Tenant Service Request app (PINDANFIX), call centre software (UCCX & 3CX), knowledge management program (LivePro) and our integrated app development tool (TOKN). Pindan Asset Management has recently secured a new West Australian Government contract covering the inspection, service, and maintenance of stormwater systems and gutters for a range of Government agencies across the state’s Gascoyne region, through the Department of Finance’s Building Management and Works Program. The work also includes planned maintenance on Government-owned sites including hospitals, police stations, schools and TAFE’s throughout the Gascoyne region.
This contract dovetails nicely with our existing maintenance portfolio in WA’s Midwest and it underscores our Carnarvon-based team’s ability to expand and deliver high quality maintenance solutions for our clients.
The business is also poised to benefit from the WA Government’s Social Housing Economic Recovery Package (SHERP) – another regional and metropolitan housing stimulus package. With an estimated value of $319 million, its aim is to aid the state’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic over the next three years through property refurbishments.
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SCOTT DAVISON MANAGING DIRECTOR, PINDAN GROUP YEARS OF SERVICE: 22 Having been a key part of the team at Pindan for more than 22 years and boasting a breadth of strategic and practical management experience in property construction and development – first in his native New Zealand and then in Australia – Scott knows the sector inside and out.
His strong business acumen leads the Executive team and guides the renowned Pindan brand acting as a driving force in building on our strong foundations as a progressive, growing, integrated national property group. As part of Scott’s role he’s also responsible for driving the growth of our development business, which in addition to our own development projects also includes development management for a range of external clients.
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STREAMLINED. INTEGRATED. EXPERIENCED. Our Development business is an integral part of the Pindan Group and adds an important dimension to our suite of Australia-wide integrated solutions. For our own projects as well as our clients, this part of our business is able to offer all-encompassing development and project management expertise and services. We bring to the table a wealth of construction and project management insights and information, as well as a proven step-by-step approach.
This insider knowledge simplifies and streamlines the property development journey, providing support through all facets of the project ensuring it’s completed as efficiently as possible and to a high standard. From simply being a guide on certain aspects of the development to taking on the entire role of property development manager, our capabilities cover initial feasibilities, acquisition due diligence and securing finance, through to development planning, design, and construction delivery, including issuing titles and facilitating settlements.
We are thrilled to have the award-winning RCQ Construction, one of the Sunshine Coast’s largest construction companies with more than 30 years of experience, on board for this exciting project. Ocean Village, City Beach
ACQUISITION AND FEASIBILITY Mixed-use developments are a key focus for our Developments business. We have a firm focus on infill development projects in strategic areas of growth across the nation. Of particular interest are infill subregions with potential for gentrification to provide new amenities
engagement to generate the best possible
On the west coast, the redevelopment
of Ocean Village Shopping Centre into a
As the developer of Plaza Central Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast, Pindan recently announced privatelyowned local builder RCQ Construction had secured the $11 million construction contract, with the work due for completion in late 2021.
and accommodation in mixed-use
“We are thrilled to have the award-winning
RCQ Construction, one of the Sunshine
Smaller, bespoke developments are also being sought out and we have seen an upsurge in land owners engaging Pindan to assist with their projects. Our expanding construction capabilities have created an attractive ‘one stop shop’ structure which, combined with our significant experience, makes us a
Coast’s largest construction companies with more than 30 years of experience, on
luxury apartment and retail centre is set to play a vital role in preserving the coastal garden suburbs of City Beach. With land rezoning, the City Beach site is poised to be revamped into a connected, thriving village hub that offers stunning new facilities that will bring the local community together. We will be working through 2020 to finalise the masterplan and lodge the local development plan to begin delivering this exciting new vision.
board for this exciting project.” In NSW, we have recently contracted a landmark mixed-use site located in Sydney, where there are plans for a nextgeneration large format supermarket and premium residential development.
superior development partner. We can
We’re also vigorously pursuing new
not only identify project opportunities but
development opportunities on both sides
also provide advice and early construction
of the country.
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Our integral Corporate Services division lies at the heart of the Pindan Group. Bringing together a strong skillset, our legal, financial and human resources departments provide critical support to the entire organisation
They ensure our company values, standards, codes of practice, regulations and legislative requirements are adhered to, and encourage continued innovation and growth. With a positive and loyal attitude, this arm of Pindan has driven improvement and ongoing success within the Group and will continue to do so as we surge ahead.
PROACTIVE AND PRAGMATIC Our legal team is a united and cohesive group that supports our other businesses through their projects from the get go. From assisting in the education of
ANDREW MACPHERSON GENERAL COUNSEL, PINDAN GROUP
understanding complex contracts to staff training and mitigating problems before they arise, they play a crucial role in our construction business. Our small team is practical, logical and idealistic in its methodology and is proud of its ‘open door policy’. ‘As a lawyer it’s easy to only get involved
YEARS OF SERVICE: 8 Having made a name for himself over the past 15 years as a respected solicitor and partner of a leading Perth law firm, Andrew joined Pindan in 2012. He is a highly valued member of our Executive team, bringing with him a broad range of civil litigation and commercial law experience, specialising in the construction industry.
once something has happened or as an issue has developed. We’ve wanted to create an environment where all departments can get us involved from the front end, and it’s this working together from the beginning that makes our contribution the most effective.’
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KRISTY BERESFORD HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER, PINDAN GROUP
PROFESSIONAL AND APPROACHABLE Her strengths lie in her ability to work effectively and efficiently with individuals from a wide range of disciplines, her strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to maintain a high level of performance under pressure. While it handles matters covering industrial relations, immigration and human resources, the most important focus of this team is to foster a positive workplace culture.
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It works closely with our managers and stakeholders to develop initiatives
Kristy is a dedicated and knowledgeable human resources practitioner who has been with Pindan for more than a decade. She has a successful track record as a human resources generalist at a senior level, holds formal qualifications and possesses an enthusiastic, professional, practical and down-to-earth manner.
that support the overarching Pindan values of Safety, Partnership, Family and Integrity, which underpin everything we do. This team exists to support staff to feel safe, included and trusted, and to ensure Pindan is a workplace that recognises staff for their efforts and achievements above all else. ‘Driving a positive workplace culture is always at the forefront of my mind, for any and every task. I continually feel proud to be a part of a company that puts safety first, and supports its staff through family values that align with my own.’
EFFICIENT AND PRACTICAL Utilised to its full capacity, Pindan’s tight-knit, highly experienced finance department can amalgamate and streamline proficiencies from the outset. An increasingly active and approachable team, it supports the growth of the Group and has been integral to our success in 2020, assisting with financial assessments from the start of negotiations with prospective partners to insurance compliance and contractual administration to liaising with subcontractors. More than ever, our chief focus is to encourage the entire Pindan Group to embrace the finance department’s important support and advice, no matter the stage of development. The team is also continuing to build on growth policies and quick turnarounds. ‘We’re not just about accounting, we have a department dedicated to supporting business growth strategies; to provide advice and guidance no matter where you sit in the company. We aim to deliver quick and practical solutions to synergise the group, we have and always will be here to help’.
SAM FISHER CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, PINDAN GROUP YEARS OF SERVICE: 5 Sam is a chartered accountant who, prior to joining Pindan, worked as an auditor in Australia and the United Kingdom for eight years. During that time he was also Pindan’s auditor. Sam has a deep level of expertise in all aspects of accounting across a range of industries including construction, engineering, mining, not-for-profit, professional services and local government. He is experienced in treasury management and financial and management accounting and has worked with a number of major clients, both nationally and internationally.
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OUR ONGOING COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE In a year that’s had its ups and downs, collecting three honours at the 2020 Master Builders Building Excellence Awards was certainly something to celebrate
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2020 SUCCESS IN SPADES
These new acknowledgments of our work served to cement our esteemed standing in the West Australian construction industry.
Pindan Group Executive Director Tony Gerber said it was wonderful for Pindan to be acknowledged.
We won Best Regional Project and Best Health Care Building in the $2050 million category for our work on the redevelopment of the Warren Health Service in Manjimup, completed in 2018.
“It’s great to win these awards as it was a fantastic project that we are very proud to have been part of and that positively changes the health landscape for residents in the area,” he said.
The Warren Health Service is part of a $300 million capital works program by the WA Country Health Service to develop and improve hospitals in 37 towns across the Wheatbelt, Great Southern, Mid-West and South-West regions.
“The teamwork between the Government, consultants, hospital staff and our on-site team resulted in a highly successful project that also created good opportunities for local trades and businesses.”
Cape Naturaliste College
We are thankful Master Builders Western Australia found a way to continue on with the Awards process despite the events of 2020 because recognition of excellence plays an important role in encouraging the delivery of exceptional quality projects. SCOTT DAVISON Pindan Managing Director
The state-of-the-art $37.6 million Warren Health Service included a new emergency department, an expanded outpatient appointment area, a new ward, operating theatre, mental health consultation room, medical imaging facilities, consult rooms for visiting specialists, a palliative care room, and a family focused birthing suite.
Adding to this, Pindan also collected an award for its work expanding and upgrading Carnarvon Community College. Awarded as Best Education Building in the $10-20 million category the $19.4 million project included construction of a raft of new buildings and refurbishing existing on the Marmion St site.
Pindan also collected the award for Best Education Building in the $20-50 million category for Cape Naturaliste College in Vasse.
“We built specialist classrooms for science, IT, home economics, materials technology, and performing arts, and a sports hall, as well as nine new general classrooms for secondary students,” said Tony.
The $23 million project for the WA Department of Education included the construction of new Design & Technology, Science, Health and Visual Arts buildings, refurbishments to the existing cafeteria, a new gymnasium assembly undercover area, as well as a new hockey oval and sports shed, plus extensions to the existing basketball courts and car parking areas of the school. “We have a long history of teaming up with the State Government on school projects and it’s rewarding to be helping transform the learning environments of WA students to help ensure their success,” Tony said.
Warren Health Service
Cape Naturaliste College
The refurbishment allows buildings to now house special programs such as those delivered by the Clontarf Foundation for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and the Shooting Stars netball program. This important community project also focused on using local suppliers, which was a tremendous boost for the region. Pindan Managing Director Scott Davison said he was thrilled the Awards were able to go ahead this year.
Carnarvon Community College
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COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS SUPPORTING CAUSES CLOSE TO OUR HEARTS
Pindan is passionate about backing organisations that exist to make a difference to those who need it most
As a Group we’re passionate about supporting the community, with over $1 million raised and donated to a range of charities.
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Over the past three years, we’ve supported the Cancer Council Western Australia – WA’s leading cancer charity funding research, running lifesaving prevention programs and providing much-needed support to affected families. As our principal charity partner we’ve undertaken a raft of fundraising activities to donate more than $20,000 to the cause, as well as participate in their Corporate Volunteering Program. In recent times, Pindan staff members have rolled up their sleeves in the kitchen at Milroy Lodge – a self-catering accommodation space in Shenton Park
that offers a home-away-from-home for country cancer patients and their carers – preparing a meal for, as well as connecting with, Lodge guests. “Listening to people’s stories really brought home how important our broader fundraising efforts are towards helping those impacted by cancer,” said Pindan’s Fundraising Co-ordinator Neil Delaney. “It’s not until volunteering in ways such as this that the importance of our efforts are felt. Combine that with warmth, spirit and response of recipients, it’s an experience made even more worthwhile.”
Pindan team member Natasha Curran was 25 years old when she passed away earlier this year. She was just 22 years when first diagnosed with the bone cancer osteosarcoma and lost her leg to the disease. Pindan recently decided to pay tribute to Natasha by dedicating a room to her at Milroy Lodge.
NATASHA’S LEGACY AN EASY CHOICE TO HONOUR A COLLEAGUE
By ‘adopting a room’, Pindan is helping to provide vital support services that bridge the gap for regional patients and their carers by providing a home away from homes. ASHLEY REID Cancer Council WA CEO
Managing Director Scott Davison said it was an easy choice to adopt a room at Milroy Lodge to honour Natasha’s memory.
“She would have been thrilled and I’m
“The ability to continue to live her life
sure just a little overwhelmed as she
as normally as possible was extremely
always was at Pindan’s generosity towards
important to her and I know that the
“Milroy Lodge is a vital resource offering comfortable accommodation as a ‘homeaway-from-home’ for country cancer patients and their carers,” he said.
her,” she said.
adoption of the room in her memory will
“Tasha was always such an inspiration to
also support those who have to travel
“Some of our team members have been there to help cook meals for patients and connect with them, witnessing first-hand just how important a space it is, so the idea to ‘Adopt a Room’ and dedicate it to Natasha by placing a plaque on the door with her name on it seemed fitting.” Natasha’s mum, Katie Swan, was grateful Pindan had partnered with Cancer Council WA to remember her daughter.
me; she continued to have so much hope
away from their homes for treatment.”
throughout her treatment and continued
Cancer Council WA CEO Ashley Reid
to live her life to her fullest potential for
thanked Pindan for its continued support.
as long as she was able to.
“Cancer diagnosis can mark the beginning of a journey full of emotional, psychological, physical and practical challenges. “For someone living in the country, these challenges are amplified by the additional stresses of having to travel long distances for treatment and separation from their home and support networks. “Adopt a Room gives organisations like Pindan the opportunity to be a part of reducing the inequalities country cancer patients face and help make this part of their experience a little bit easier.” PINDAN 2020 & BEYOND I 25
GOING GREEN A PRIORITY SMALL CHANGES, BIG IMPACT
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Pindan is stepping up its focus on best-possible environmental practices, with 100 percent of building materials recycled on a recent project
Our decision to become a founding member of ECO Resources’ ECO Accreditation Program, which is a commitment to recover, recycle and reuse 93 per cent of building site waste, underscores our dedication to this space. Pindan Operations Manager Ben Murphy said every building company had a social responsibility to reduce landfill. “Builders have a direct relationship with the environment they work within, and Pindan Projects wanted to have a positive impact on that environment,” he said. “Building sites can create up to six or more truckloads of building waste, depending on the size of the project. We feel this is unacceptable in contributing to landfill, so we took action to develop a positive outcome.” ECO Resources Director Kristy Sumich said construction and demolition waste in Western Australia made up around half of the state’s waste stream. “We anticipate Pindan’s involvement with the program and approach to construction and demolition recycling will act as a catalyst for other waste generators to jump on board,” she said.
During construction of the $5.8 million Claremont Bus Depot, Pindan was able to recycle 100% of waste produced – an incredible achievement.
While some types of waste can’t be recycled, Pindan is focusing on better segregation to increase the amount of materials that can be saved from landfill. Pindan Asset Management is also making great inroads in this space, with 16 percent of its waste from annual operations currently being recycled.
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At Pindan, Building on Partnerships is central to everything they do and in this unprecedented year, they believe it's never been more impor...
Published on Nov 11, 2020
At Pindan, Building on Partnerships is central to everything they do and in this unprecedented year, they believe it's never been more impor...