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Diary Dates 1st Quarterly Meeting – 25th February 2010 - Masonic Centre - 4.30pm Golf Day – Bankstown Golf course - 12th March - 06.30am Next Committee Meeting - 12 May 2010 - Masonic Centre - 5.00pm

PPW WII NNSSW W PPrreessiiddeenntt’’ss M Meessssaaggee –– FFeebbrruuaarryy 22001100 2010 is shaping up as another busy and exciting year for the Rail Industry with many major rail infrastructure projects planned to commence around the country. There is major activity in all capital cities on the suburban and metropolitan networks and a significant number of projects are under construction or being planned in the mining and resource sectors. All this activity is fantastic for our Rail Industry and the PWI will continue to play an important role in keeping our members updated with changes in rail technology, presentations on projects and providing opportunities for our members to get together for networking. The PWI Committee met earlier this month to map out our planned activities for the year and to agree on our business plan for the Association. It is very pleasing to see the level of enthusiasm and dedication shown by the committee, everyone has now taken on specific roles for which they are accountable to the committee. Our first Quarterly Meeting for the year will be held on Thursday 25th February commencing at 4:30pm at the Masonic Centre in Sydney. The Quarterly meeting will be sponsored by Linsinger Maschinenbau GmbH, one of our new corporate members. Linsinger, whose origins are based in Austria, will talk about "Achieving efficient maintenance of the rolling contact profile of railway track". Linsinger have developed world-leading technology to make this maintenance a controlled process, where the profile and surface finish of the track is predictable and consistent. Please come along and support the PWI, following the presentation and questions there will the usual networking session with beverages and finger food. The Annual PWI Golf Day will be held on 12th March at Bankstown Golf Course, again the event has sold out well in advance. There has also been excellent corporate support and a number of great prizes are on offer. Many thanks to Ken Sherwood and George Stamboulis who set up and run our Annual Golf Day. An excellent sponsorship opportunity exists for one of our Corporate Members to support our prestigious PWI Annual Winter Dinner to be held on 25 June 2010. This event is fast coming one of the top social events of the year. It is a fantastic social and networking evening where partners are encouraged to attend. This high profile event gives companies an opportunity to raise their profile in the Rail Industry, for more details please contact Tania Page on 0402 772 974. The highlight of the year will be our Annual Convention, Dave Roberts and his sub-committee are already well advanced in securing 3 international speakers for this year’s event. The convention will be held on Friday 29th October at Darling Harbour and will be followed by networking drinks and the traditional harbour cruise. I encourage all our members to support the many prestigious awards on offer this year including the 2010 Young Achievers Award. Finally, I would like to welcome all the new PWI Members and Corporate Members who have recently joined the PWI and thank them for their support. There are a number of Silver Enhanced Memberships available for Corporate Members who would like to consider raising their company profile within the PWI. If you would like any further details please contact Tania Page the Membership Secretary at membership@pwinsw.org.au. I look forward to catching up with many of you at the Quarterly meeting on Thursday 25th February 2010.

Mark Harris PWI NSW President

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Peter Boonstra - The Secretary PWI P.O Box 212, Alexandria NSW 1435 0412 424 438 secretary@pwinsw.org.au PWI NSW Newsletter – February 2010

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Quarterly Meeting Sponsored by: 25th February 4:30pm Sydney’s Masonic Centre Achieving efficient maintenance of the rolling contact profile of railway track is a worldwide problem. The Linsinger company from Austria has developed world-leading technology to make this maintenance a controlled process, where the profile and surface finish of the track is predictable and consistent. The track can generally be processed and finished in one pass, meaning track occupation is minimised. The amount of material removed can be varied from 0.1mm up to 5mm or more, depending on requirements. Processing speeds of more than 25m/min have been achieved. The Linsinger milling method is done dry and there is no risk of fire. The powerful dust collection system evacuates the chips and dust, so the method is very suitable for underground and tunnel applications. Paul Philips from Benson Machines, Linsinger’s Australasian representatives will provide an informative presentation and information at our next quarterly meeting.

PWI are looking for Sponsors for our Quarterly meetings in 2010, if you wish to sponsor one of our four quarterlies and provide a speaker and technical paper please contact our secretary: Peter Boonstra -0412 424 438

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RAILWAY HERITAGE Glenreagh Mountain Railway is seeking urgent assistance from the community to save an important part of the Coffs Coast Railway Heritage. They urgently need $13,000 to undertake repairs to the roof of the heritage listed Lowanna Railway Station. They have already raised $20,000 towards the $33,000 total replacement cost of the damaged asbestos tiles. The roof has weather damage and repairs are urgently required to stop the weather undoing all the hard restoration work Glenreagh Mountain Railway has undertaken over the years. If you can help donations can be sent to Glenreagh Mountain Railway, PO Box 104, Glenreagh NSW 2450 or by contacting the Secretary, David Page on (02) 6654 5350 email gmr@gmr.org.au. For further information please refer to www.gmr.org.au SOS - Appeal for Funds

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Peter Boonstra - The Secretary PWI P.O Box 212, Alexandria NSW 1435 0412 424 438 secretary@pwinsw.org.au PWI NSW Newsletter – February 2010

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ANNUAL PWI GOLF DAY 12th March 2010 The Golf Day is now fully booked and any enquiries are now going onto a 'wait list'.

PWI Golf Day is fully booked and is being held at Bankstown Golf Club on Friday 12 March 2010. There will be a shotgun start at 7.30am sharp and everyone is asked to be at the course no later than 6.30am for registration and registration bag.

Breakfast will be provided, and a golf pro will be available before the game for those last minute playing tips. There will be a sausage sizzle at the halfway mark and a drinks cart will travel the course during play with plenty of refreshments for all. After the game there is a buffet style lunch and open bar followed by presentations.

Date: 12 March 2010 Bankstown Golf Course Ashford Avenue Bankstown Contact: Ken Sherwood, Pandrol Australia Pty Limited 7 Bessemer Street, Blacktown NSW 2148 Ph: 9852 2521 Email: k.sherwood@pandrol.com.au

PWI 2010 Winter Dinner Corporate Sponsorship for this year’s event is available. Planning is underway for this year’s event on 25 June 2010. The evening includes: pre-dinner drinks, a three course meal and beverages. There is a small sponsor speech during dinner and entertainment will be a feature of the night. PWI will again seek a new venue to host this year’s event. The Cost is $80 per person (all inclusive). Invitations will be emailed out to all members prior to the event. If you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact Tania Page on 0414 362 223 or email info@pwinsw.org.au

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Peter Boonstra - The Secretary PWI P.O Box 212, Alexandria NSW 1435 0412 424 438 secretary@pwinsw.org.au PWI NSW Newsletter – February 2010

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PWI NSW 2010 CONVENTION – FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER 2010

“The Global Perspective”

Venue: The Sydney Convention Centre Darling Harbour

This year our Convention ‘takes a peek over the garden wall’ and looks at new ideas, practices, materials and equipment from around the world. International speakers will present ‘perspectives’ from UK, US and Asia. In response, local speakers will be presenting on projects being conducted by PWI NSW Members overseas and some of the World’s best practice being driven from within Australia. A full programme of papers and exhibition are currently being developed – for more information, please contact David Roberts on 9200 0230.

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We should mention that due to rising events costs that there will be an increase in the convention cost this year. PWI has absorbed the majority of these increases over the last 5-6 years and it has now come time to pass some of this cost on to our members. This year’s full day event will be at a cost of $80 inclusive of all food and beverages and GST.

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Agenda: 2.45 pm Arrival, 3.00 – 5.00 pm Presentation/Meeting, 5.00 – 7.00 pm Drinks/canapé’s, 7.15 pm Dinner

Please note we require RSVP’s for Dinner, Could the RSVP’s be sent to me no later then 19th March. Rebecca Whackett  Correspondence

0437 015 981 - Email: rwhackett@artc.com.au

Peter Boonstra - The Secretary PWI P.O Box 212, Alexandria NSW 1435 0412 424 438 secretary@pwinsw.org.au PWI NSW Newsletter – February 2010

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PPrrooggrraam m ooff AAccttiivviittiieess ffoorr 22001100 Quarterly Meetings 25 February 2010 27 May 2010 26 August 2010 25 November 2010

Sydney Masonic Centre Sydney Masonic Centre Sydney Masonic Centre & AGM Sydney Masonic Centre

4.30pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 4.30pm

Committee Meetings 12 May 2010 11 August 2010 16 September 2010 10 November 2010

Sydney Masonic Centre Sydney Masonic Centre Sydney Masonic Centre Sydney Masonic Centre

5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.00pm

Winter Dinner 25th June 2010

Venue to be advised

Golf Day Annual Golf Day – 12th March

Bankstown Golf course

Annual Convention 29 October 2010

Darling Harbour Convention Centre

Newsletter 1st Newsletter 2nd Newsletter 3rd Newsletter 4th Newsletter 5th Newsletter

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07.30am 12th February 14th May 13th August 24th September 10th December

PWI Country meetings Country meeting (North) Country Meeting (South)

Newcastle Need venue

26th March 9th June

Sponsorship for our Quarterly meetings is available, if you wish to sponsor a quarterly meeting and present a technical paper please contact our secretary: Peter Boonstra -0412 424 438 __________________________________________________________________________________________

Web site enhancements The PWI Committee is seeking assistance from a member who has some expertise in web based applications as we wish to incorporate membership utilities and on line event booking facilities. We will be engaging professional designers to assist however expertise is required to assist in reviewing functionality and overseeing development. Any members who consider they are suitably qualified to provide such assistance should contact Tania Page at membership@pwinsw.org.au.

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Peter Boonstra - The Secretary PWI P.O Box 212, Alexandria NSW 1435 0412 424 438 secretary@pwinsw.org.au PWI NSW Newsletter – February 2010

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Enhanced Corporate Members of the PWI The Permanent Way Institution would like to specially acknowledge the enhanced corporate members. Please contact the Membership Secretary on 0402 772974 or membership@pwinsw.org.au for further information.

Interested in silver enhanced memberships! Corporate members are reminded that there are still 10 silver enhanced Corporate Memberships available. The cost of Silver Membership is $3,000 however this is offered at a prorated rate through to June 30, 2010 so this is a great opportunity to raise your profile in the Permanent Way Industry. Benefits include promotion at all PWI events, additional Convention and Golf day tickets plus other benefits, a full list of Enhanced Corporate Member benefits is available from the Membership Secretary Tania Page. Tania can be contacted at: membership@pwinsw.org.au.

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Peter Boonstra - The Secretary PWI P.O Box 212, Alexandria NSW 1435 0412 424 438 secretary@pwinsw.org.au PWI NSW Newsletter – February 2010

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CCoorrppoorraattee M Meem mbbeerrss ooff tthhee PPW WII PWI acknowledge and thank the corporate members. Their assistance is invaluable to the success of the PWI. Corporate Member Name

Corporate Member Name

ABIGROUP CONTRACTORS

MOMENTUM RAIL (NSW) PTY LTD

AECOM AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

MORSON INTERNATIONAL

ALCOA FASTENINGS

MULTI CIVIL & RAIL SERVICES PTY LTD

ARENCO

MUSGRAVE DESIGN AND ENGINEERING PTY LTD

ATLANTIC CIVIL

MVM RAIL PTY LTD

AURECON

ONESTEEL WHYALLA STEELWORKS

AUSTRAK

OPUS INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANTS (NSW) PTY LTD

AUSTRALIAN RAIL TRACK CORPORATION

PACIFIC RAIL ENGINEERING PTY LTD

BOVIS LEND LEASE

PANDROL AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

BROOKFIELD MULTIPLEX

PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF

BULL HEAD SERVICES PTY LTD

PIDGEON CIVIL ENGINEERING

CARDNO MBK (NSW) PTY LTD

PLASSER AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

CATALYST COMMUNICATIONS

PLATEWAY PTY LTD

CLEXAN-PEAK

QUEENSLAND RAIL

COATES NATIONAL HIRE

RAIL & ROAD PROFESSIONAL

CR RAIL

RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE CORPORATION

COFFEY RAIL PTY LTD

RAIL PERSONNEL PTY LTD

DEGOTARDI SMITH & PARTNERS

RAIL PLANNING SERVICES

DELKOR RAIL PTY LTD

RAILCON PTY LTD

DESEC LIMITED

RAILCORP

DOWNER EDI WORKS PTY LTD

RAILTECH AUSTRALIA LIMITED

ENCOMPASS CREDIT UNION

RAILTRAK SYSTEMS PTY LTD

EVANS & PECK PTY LTD

ROBSON RAIL SERVICES

FLUOR GLOBAL SERVICES

ROCLA CONCRETE SLEEPERS

FULTON HOGAN RAIL SYSTEMS

ROSENQVIST RAIL TECH AB

G13 PTY LTD

RT HEALTH FUND

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GEMCO RAIL PTY LTD GHD PTY LTD

SINCLAIR KNIGHT MERZ

HALCROW PACIFIC PTY LTD

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SINE INDUSTRIES SPENO RAIL MAINTENANCE (AUST) P/L

HARD & FORESTER PTY LTD

TAYLOR RAIL TRACK

HATCH INFRASTRUCTURE

TENIX ALLIANCE

HAYS ENGINEERING

THERMIT AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

HEGGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

TRACK AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

HYDER CONSULTING PTY LTD

TRADE WEST

JOHN HOLLAND GROUP

TRANSFIELD SERVICES (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD

KELLOGG BROWN & ROOT

TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

KH1 – ROBEL

TTG TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY PTY LTD

KINGSTON INDUSTRIES

TURNER & TOWNSEND

LAING O’ROURKE

UNION RAILTRACK & INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES PTY LTD

LEIGHTON CONTRACTORS

UNITED GROUP RAIL

LJ WALLACE GROUP

VAE RAILWAY SYSTEMS PTY LTD

LINSINGER MASCHINENBAU GMBH

VOSSLOH COGIFER AUSTRALIA

McLACHLAN LISTER PTY LTD

WESTRAY ENGINEERING

MEADOWS CONSULTING PTY LTD

WORLEYPARSONS RAIL

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Peter Boonstra - The Secretary PWI P.O Box 212, Alexandria NSW 1435 0412 424 438 secretary@pwinsw.org.au PWI NSW Newsletter – February 2010

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Welcome to New Corporate Members Brookfield Multiplex Date Joined: Jan 2010 Benson Machines Date Joined: Jan 2010

Welcome to New Personal Members ANNETTE DANIEL ABHIJIT TOM STEVE EVAN PHILIP KUI PINK PAUL

LARIA TADIC KIRPAN DYSON JONES HUGHES BLUNDY HEE DIXON

OCT - 9 OCT - 9 JAN - 10 JAN - 10 JAN - 10 JAN - 10 JAN - 10 JAN - 10 JAN - 10

SKM SKM PARSON BRINCKERHOFF LAING O’ROURKE LAING O’ROURKE LAING O’ROURKE CARDNO NSW PTY LTD CALIBRE ENGENIUM LAING O’ROURKE

Welcome to our new members and corporate members, take a look at our attached calendar and book the events in your diaries for 2010.

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Peter Boonstra - The Secretary PWI P.O Box 212, Alexandria NSW 1435 0412 424 438 secretary@pwinsw.org.au PWI NSW Newsletter – February 2010

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PWI & Rail Events Calendar

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Peter Boonstra - The Secretary PWI P.O Box 212, Alexandria NSW 1435 0412 424 438 secretary@pwinsw.org.au PWI NSW Newsletter – February 2010

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