Projence Profile - Edition 7 - March 2022

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March 2022 | Projence Profile | Edition 7

Directors Welcome Gavin Heydon Director

The first quarter of 2022 has been about coming back together as a team in the office and returning to a new normality in the day-to-day aspects of our personal and work lives. This quarter however did see some horrific flooding in Northern NSW that affected some of our clients and projects in the region, thankfully only impacting project schedules and costs, with no personnel injuries experienced. We are continuing to stay close to our clients and charitable partners in the area to provide support where we can. We forecasted a slower start to the year with the completion of some major works around Christmas. We have successfully worked our way through this quieter period and have extended our team and acquired work with new and existing clients.

Mitchell Purvis Director

This has allowed us to secure our new office location in Ballina which was fortunate to be spared from the flood waters that entered Ballina’s main streets. With the easing of COVID restrictions we finally got the chance to celebrate Projence’s belated 10th anniversary at Merewether Surfhouse along with our families, staff, clients and colleagues. As part of the event, we partnered with the Waves of Wellness Foundation (WoW) to hold a Charity Auction, raising over $37,000 for their Mental Health programs. Looking ahead to the remainder of 2022, we have our sights set on continued growth through some exciting new major projects on our doorstep.

- Gavin & Mitchell. March 2022

Recent Wins

Snowy Hydro - Hunter Power Project Projence has been engaged by Snowy Hydro for the provision of project engineering, quantity surveying and contract administration support for the Hunter Power Project. The project involves the construction of a power station and electrical switchyard at the former Hydro Aluminium smelter site at Kurri Kurri. Projence staff are currently providing site surveillance for the early works as well as developing first principle cost estimates and full bill of quantity take-offs for the project.

Gunnedah Shire Council - Airport Upgrade Projence is providing project management support for the pavement upgrades at Gunnedah Aerodrome. The project involves the reconstruction of the Gunnedah Aerodrome tarmac, taxiway and apron. Projence will be assisting Council with developing the necessary tender documentation for the design and construct contract for the pavement works, and managing the contractor throughout construction.

ARTC Bridge Replacement Elong Elong and Murulla Projence is providing site supervision services on behalf of ARTC for the timber bridge replacements at Elong Elong and Murulla. The project involves the demolition of existing timber bridges and the construction of new concrete bridges, with timing of works coordinated to ensure no disruption to the rail network. Projence will be representing ARTC on site and implementing the QA procedures as well as reviewing project documentation, recording and reporting on project progress, and liaising with the ARTC Project Manager.

Whitehaven Coal Works Authorisation Deed Support Projence has been engaged by Whitehaven Coal to assist with the Work Authorisation Deed (WAD) with Transport for NSW for a proposed new open cut coal mine. March 2022

Project Spotlight ARTC Possession Support Site Supervision Over the last few months, Projence has been working with ARTC to provide Site Supervision services for the scheduled major rail closedowns. Works have included undercutting, formation-reconstruction under turnouts, rerailing and ballast cleaning. Projence personnel have supervised both day and night shifts and have been responsible for the following tasks: General site supervision Compliance checks of contractor COVID-19 controls Compliance checks of hot works controls Compliance checks of worksite protection plans Contractor management plan reviews Projence is looking forward to continuing to support ARTC with supervision of upcoming closedown works.

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Adding to the team

Selby Osborn

Ian Morris

Selby joined the Projence team in late March as a Project Engineer.

Ian joined the Projence team in late March as a Contract Administrator.

Selby is a motivated, determined and hardworking construction professional with over 10 years' construction management experience within the health, education and residential sectors in both NSW, Australia and London, United Kingdom.

Ian is a results orientated contracts/ procurement professional and an authentic leader who leads by example to achieve great project outcomes.

Project Engineer

Selby is working with Lorna and Nathan on the Snowy Hydro - QS Services project.

Contract Administrator

Ian has over 25 years’ experience in the mining, construction and rail industry with a proven track record of bringing projects in on time and within budget. Ian is working on the Snowy Hydro - Contract Administration Services project.

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Living the values Murray Hicks Congratulations to Murray Hicks who is Projence’s employee of the quarter. Murray is consistently living the Projence Values with his ability to own the outcome of a major project change. Murray is working on a major operational change and has had to rescope the project

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and manage the internal stakeholders including Senior Management and board members to gain approval. The client has provided very positive feedback on Murray's overall project ownership, stakeholder management and technical competencies. Congratulations, Murray.

Charity Waves of Wellness As part of our 10 year anniversary celebrations, Projence partnered with the Waves of Wellness Foundation (WoW) to hold a Charity Auction, raising over $37,000 towards WoW's mental health programs. The funds raised will help 74 people access their surf therapy programs, keeping them free for people doing it tough in the community. We would like to thank all of our generous event sponsors for their contributions, and our luck auction winners for helping to make the Auction a great success.

Lismore Flood Relief Projence joined together with the other tenants in our building to collect and donate good quality clothing and clothing accessories to donate to Lifeline for the Lismore Flood Relief.

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Projence happenings Surfest Women’s Pro crowd funding lunch The Surfest Women's Pro Crowdfunding initiative began in 2015, headed by local business person, Colin Law, to ensure Newcastle’s iconic Surfest provides a world-class opportunity for women in the sport, enabling competitors to vie for $50,000 in prizemoney. Projence was one of 84 local businesses who contributed funds for the prize money pool and entered the draw to determine the naming-rights sponsor for the 2022 Women’s Pro event. Mitch and Gavin headed along to the crowd funding lunch at Merewether Surfhouse, where unfortunately Projence missed out on the win, with APP Consulting gaining 2022 naming rights. Projence is proud to be involved in this event that not only provides a great platform for women’s surfing, but provides opportunities for local women and girls to compete on the world stage.

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Projence happenings Projence 10 Year Anniversary On February 25th, we finally had the opportunity to celebrate Projence's belated 10 year Anniversary, having postponed the event in 2021 due to COVID-19. The event, which was held at Merewether Surfhouse, allowed us to get together with family, staff, clients and colleagues who came from near and far to celebrate Projence's growth and success since the company was incorporated in 2011. The MC for the night, Adam Murray from NBN News, sat down on stage with Mitch and Gavin to find out about the history of Projence, and to ask all of the hard hitting questions about business and life as well as successes and learnings over the last 10 years. The evening was a great success and we look forward to celebrating again in another 10 years.

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Projence happenings Northern Region Road Trip and Office Establishment Projence's move into the Northern Region is now official with the signing of our new office lease at 85 Tamar Street in Ballina. During February, Mitch and Gavin headed off on a road trip via Muswellbrook, Scone, Tamworth and Armidale to Ballina to inspect the current projects that we're working on in the region including the Lismore Showground Upgrade and the Chinderah Child Care Centre and check-in with other clients along the way.

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Gavin Heydon 0427 702 204

Mitchell Purvis 0421 558 119

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