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2021 in Review

2021 in Review

BESIX Watpac has released its annual review reflecting on construction activity in 2021, several iconic project wins and a profitable balance sheet.

Kangaroo Point Green Bridge Welcome to Country

Kangaroo Point Green Bridge Welcome to Country

On Friday, 29th of July BESIX Watpac hosted a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony to bless the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge project site and Brisbane Connect team.

A new Head of Sector for Stadiums and Venues

A new Head of Sector for Stadiums and Venues

Gilbert Gouveia has been appointed Head of Sector – Stadiums and Venues for BESIX Watpac, as the company gears up for the Brisbane 2032 Olympics.

Changing lives through the JCU TIC project

Changing lives through the JCU TIC project

​BESIX Watpac has been leading the way in creating opportunities for Indigenous participation and local engagement at the James Cook University Technology Innovation Complex (JCU TIC) project.

Works start on Cairns Hospital Emergency Department Upgrade

Works start on Cairns Hospital Emergency Department Upgrade

BESIX Watpac has started work on the $26.4m Cairns Hospital Emergency Department Redevelopment this month, mobilising their site team and establishing the first of 12 work zones.

Greenlight for Te Kaha Multi-Use Arena

Greenlight for Te Kaha Multi-Use Arena

The $683 million fully enclosed Te Kaha /Canterbury Multi-Use Arena is the company’s first New Zealand project and its largest project currently under construction in the Australia/New Zealand market.

Ballarat hospital contract announced

Ballarat hospital contract announced

Local Ballarat builder H.Troon and BESIX Watpac have teamed up to build the $80.5 million St John of God Hospital redevelopment in Ballarat, Victoria.

NSW delivers first ferry wharf ahead of schedule

NSW delivers first ferry wharf ahead of schedule

BESIX Watpac's team in NSW has successfully completed the first of a series of wharf upgrades in Sydney, with ferry services already restarting at the new North Sydney Wharf.

DIZ Footprints participants on the Barangaroo Project

Barangaroo project sets a new benchmark

BESIX Watpac has wrapped up its National Reconciliation Week activities with a site BBQ attended by its workers, partners and subcontractors involved on its Sydney Metro Barangaroo Station project.

Residents come home to nature at Natura

Residents come home to nature at Natura

BESIX Watpac has completed another high-end residential project in Sydney, NSW.

Reconciliation Week 2022

Reconciliation Week 2022

BESIX Watpac will celebrate Reconciliation Week this week with events on our project sites and offices.

Array approaches final stages of construction

Array approaches final stages of construction

A new, PCA A-grade office development at One Eden Park Drive is a step closer to completion, with the project “topping out” Thursday, 26 May 2022.

Vickers Vimy installed in new exhibit

Vickers Vimy installed in new exhibit

The beautiful, quite enormous and fragile Vickers Vimy, made its second epic journey last night to arrive at its final destination, a new public exhibit being constructed by BESIX Watpac at the Adelaide Airport main terminal.

National industry recognition for STARS

National industry recognition for STARS

The Surgical Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) building at Herston Quarter took out top gong for health facilities at the 2021 Master Builders Australia National Awards in Cairns on Saturday 30 April.

Naval Guided Weapons Facility Complete

Naval Guided Weapons Facility Complete

BESIX Watpac has successfully delivered a complex purpose-built Integrated Weapons Facility (IWF) at Defence Establishment Orchard Hills.

Work starts on new flagship industrial development, Sydney

Work starts on new flagship industrial development, Sydney

BESIX Watpac has been selected by global industrial property specialists, Goodman, to deliver a state-of-the-art new multi-unit warehouse development in the heart of South Sydney’s industrial precinct.

Site blessing and sod turning at Christchurch arena

Site blessing and sod turning at Christchurch arena

Today marks a special milestone for Te Kaha/Canterbury Multi-Use Arena, Christchurch’s new central city stadium, with the construction team participating in a site blessing and sod-turning ceremony prior to early works commencing.

Saint Teresa of Kolkata Building Tops Out

Saint Teresa of Kolkata Building Tops Out

The Saint Teresa of Kolkata building at ACU Melbourne campus is a step closer to completion with the new 12-storey 18,344sqm teaching and learning space reaching its final height this week.

Ferry Wharves project scope increases

Ferry Wharves project scope increases

BESIX Watpac has been awarded further development and supply packages under the Ferry Wharf Upgrade Program (FWUP) Tranche 3, increasing the scope of our contract from three to six wharves.

Jubilee Place reaches project completion

Jubilee Place reaches project completion

BESIX Watpac has achieved project completion for Brisbane’s first and Australia’s tallest diagrid building, Jubilee Place.

Major works commence on landmark green bridge

Major works commence on landmark green bridge

Major works on Brisbane’s iconic Kangaroo Point Green Bridge are officially underway.

Smart thinking overcomes COVID challenges

Smart thinking overcomes COVID challenges

Delivering major Design and Construct projects amid COVID restrictions has been the catalyst for some remarkable out of the box innovation at BESIX Watpac.

BESIX Watpac supports NZ Construction Accord

BESIX Watpac supports NZ Construction Accord

Multidisciplinary construction contractor BESIX Watpac has been accepted as a member of the New Zealand Construction Sector Accord Network, a group of construction contractors committed to advancing the industry’s capability and resilience.

CMUA Preliminary Design Approved

CMUA Preliminary Design Approved

Christchurch City Council has formally approved the preliminary designs for the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena, clearing the way for work to begin on the next phase of the detailed design.

Showcasing pioneering Australian aviation

Showcasing pioneering Australian aviation

BESIX Watpac is delivering a stunning new exhibition space at Adelaide Airport to showcase the historic Vickers Vimy, the first aircraft to complete the journey from England to Australia.

Supporting the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation

Supporting the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation

Learn more about the remarkable work of the AIEF and why we are supporting them for our Christmas giving campaign.

Strong growth drives change at BESIX Watpac

Strong growth drives change at BESIX Watpac

BESIX Watpac has achieved a remarkable increase in its orderbook during 2021 and the growth in the business has made it necessary to strengthen the Company’s leadership team to maintain trajectory and ensure delivery excellence.

Christchurch Arena Preliminary Design Unveiled

Christchurch Arena Preliminary Design Unveiled

First images of the preliminary design of New Zealand’s Canterbury Multi-Use Arena have been unveiled ahead of construction commencing in 2022.

Port Macquarie Top Out Cermony

Port Macquarie Top Out Cermony

BESIX Watpac and Garden Village have briefly paused work on The Banksia retirement living development in Port Macquarie to celebrate the “Top Out” of the structure.

BESIX Watpac to upgrade iconic Sydney ferry wharves

BESIX Watpac to upgrade iconic Sydney ferry wharves

BESIX Watpac has been appointed Managing Contractor by Transport for New South Wales for the design and delivery of upgraded Ferry Wharves in iconic Sydney harbourside locations.

BESIX JV to build iconic Abu Dhabi Guggenheim Museum

BESIX JV to build iconic Abu Dhabi Guggenheim Museum

BESIX subsidiary Six Construct in joint venture with Trojan General Contracting LLC has been awarded the contract to construct Abu Dhabi’s remarkable Guggenheim Museum for the Department of Culture and Tourism.

BESIX Watpac takes over as principal contractor on Barangaroo Station

BESIX Watpac takes over as principal contractor on Barangaroo Station

Work is now officially underway on the fit out of Sydney Metro’s Barangaroo Station with BESIX Watpac taking over the site as principal contractor.

Timber Tops Out in Geelong

Timber Tops Out in Geelong

The innovative timber construction component of the City of Greater Geelong’s new civic precinct Wurriki Nyal, has reached completion on level four, making a stunning addition to the city skyline.

Onsite COVID vaccinations rolled out in Geelong

Onsite COVID vaccinations rolled out in Geelong

BESIX Watpac is a key supporter of a major new COVID vaccination initiative in Geelong which launched today on our construction site for the City of Greater Geelong’s new Civic Headquarters.

Case Study: Our Engineering-Led Approach

Case Study: Our Engineering-Led Approach

Adding value by de-risking complex projects

BESIX Watpac First Anniversary

BESIX Watpac First Anniversary

It’s one year since the official launch of a rebranded player in the Australian and New Zealand construction markets and already BESIX Watpac is proving its name change runs much deeper than a new logo.

Sod turning to launch DCI data centre project

Sod turning to launch DCI data centre project

BESIX Watpac’s project to construct DCI Data Centers’ new Adelaide facility has been officially launched by South Australia Premier Steven Marshall and DCI Chief Executive Officer for Australia and New Zealand Malcolm Roe.

BESIX Watpac shortlisted for Australian Defence Industry Awards 2021

BESIX Watpac shortlisted for Australian Defence Industry Awards 2021

BESIX Watpac has been named as a finalist in the Australian Defence Industry Awards for ESTATE & INFRASTRUCTURE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR.

	Adelaide’s landmark GPO Hotel contract finalised

Adelaide’s landmark GPO Hotel contract finalised

The full contract for delivery of Adelaide’s spectacular GPO Hotel redevelopment has been finalised between BESIX Watpac and developer, Greaton.

BESIX Watpac sets Savanah’s career trajectory

BESIX Watpac sets Savanah’s career trajectory

When Savanah de Bosch was a little girl in her remote Cape York community of Old Mapoon, about an hour out of Weipa, she dreamt of one day working in a trade. That ambition developed as a year 7 student at Weipa’s Western Cape College and launched her on a journey of discovery.

BESIX Watpac drives jobs boost at Kardinia Park Stadium

BESIX Watpac drives jobs boost at Kardinia Park Stadium

BESIX Watpac is proud to have been awarded the contract to deliver the final stage of Geelong’s Kardinia Park Stadium Redevelopment.

Exoskeleton milestone for remarkable Jubilee Place

Exoskeleton milestone for remarkable Jubilee Place

The unique structure of landmark Brisbane development, Jubilee Place has reached a momentous milestone. The final upright sections of the diagrid exoskeleton have been installed, bringing the distinctive outer structure to its highest point.

Proud to deliver Brisbane’s next iconic bridge

Proud to deliver Brisbane’s next iconic bridge

BESIX Watpac and its partners in the Connect Brisbane team are honoured to have been selected by Brisbane City Council to deliver Brisbane’s next iconic landmark, the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge.

Geelong Civic HQ approaching construction milestone

Geelong Civic HQ approaching construction milestone

Construction of the City of Greater Geelong’s new headquarters is nearing a significant milestone with the Glue Laminated Timber beams and Cross Laminated Timber floor panels soon to be introduced to the structure.

Recycling Outdated PPE

Recycling Outdated PPE

BESIX Watpac has teamed up with Total Uniform Solutions (TUS) to ensure old and outdated hi vis vests are recycled and kept out of landfill.

Adelaide Airport Expansion on track for early delivery

Adelaide Airport Expansion on track for early delivery

The $200 million Adelaide Airport Terminal Expansion project is on target to finish up to three months early thanks to outstanding collaboration between BESIX Watpac and the client, Adelaide Airport Limited.

Townsville sugar terminal reroofing underway

Townsville sugar terminal reroofing underway

BESIX Watpac is well underway on the $22 million project to reroof the Townsville Bulk Sugar Terminal for Sugar Terminals Limited.

Minister applauds BESIX Watpac Indigenous commitment

Minister applauds BESIX Watpac Indigenous commitment

Queensland Government Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development, Di Farmer has recognised the commitment by BESIX Watpac to Indigenous training, employment and engagement during a site tour of the company’s signature complex construction project, Jubilee Place in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.

Key step in Canterbury Arena delivery

Key step in Canterbury Arena delivery

Planning for the delivery of the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena (CMUA) in Christchurch is now well underway with the signing of the Pre Contract Services Agreement between the Christchurch City Council and BESIX Watpac on behalf of the Kōtui Team.

Jubilee Place construction milestone

Jubilee Place construction milestone

Jubilee Place is by any measure an extraordinary building. It has a steel exoskeleton consisting of large prefabricated tubular steel diagrid sections which are lifted into place and assembled onsite.

Mick Gooda

Truth-telling the key to reconciliation

Distinguished social justice and Indigenous rights advocate Mick Gooda has delivered a compelling address to BESIX Watpac head office staff in Brisbane outlining the most important steps Australians can take to achieve true reconciliation.

Barangaroo Station - Opportunities for Indigenous Businesses

Barangaroo Station - Opportunities for Indigenous Businesses

Indigenous owned businesses spanning the breadth of the construction industry have attended an industry forum to learn how they can contribute to the construction of Sydney Metro’s Barangaroo Station in Sydney’s CBD.

Brisbane Grammar School’s STEAM project officially underway

Brisbane Grammar School’s STEAM project officially underway

The latest chapter in the long and proud relationship between the prestigious Brisbane Grammar School and BESIX Watpac has officially commenced.

JCU Technology Innovation Complex (TIC) officially underway

JCU Technology Innovation Complex (TIC) officially underway

A traditional Indigenous smoking ceremony and an official sod turning have marked the formal beginning of construction of JCU's remarkable Technology Innovation Complex (TIC), proudly being delivered by BESIX Watpac.

Toolbox Safety Talk

Time out to beat occupational cancer

All BESIX Watpac projects and those of the BESIX Group around the world are taking a Safety Time Out today Wednesday 28 April to focus on beating occupational cancers.

Dame Phyllis Frost Centre upgrade headlines social benefit

Dame Phyllis Frost Centre upgrade headlines social benefit

Supporting employment for the disadvantaged will be a key focus of BESIX Watpac in delivering an upgrade of the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (DPFC) of behalf of the Community Safety Building Authority.

Northern Sydney’s landmark NATURA development tops out

Northern Sydney’s landmark NATURA development tops out

A major milestone has been reached by BESIX Watpac in the delivery of Romeciti’s luxury NATURA residential development in Macquarie Park with the topping out of the project’s East Tower.

	BESIX Watpac to deliver Canterbury Multi-Use Arena in NZ

BESIX Watpac to deliver Canterbury Multi-Use Arena in NZ

Australian multi-disciplinary construction company BESIX Watpac has added New Zealand to its sphere of operations after leading a successful bid to deliver the new Canterbury Multi-Use Arena (CMUA) for Christchurch City Council.

State of the Art Learning Space for Brisbane Grammar School

State of the Art Learning Space for Brisbane Grammar School

BESIX Watpac is proud to have been selected by the prestigious Brisbane Grammar School to construct its landmark new learning precinct, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics).

Artist’s impression of Barangaroo station, facing south east

BESIX Watpac honoured to deliver Sydney Metro’s Barangaroo Station

Sydney Metro has awarded BESIX Watpac the $217 million contract to build the stunning new Barangaroo Station in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.


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