• Australia’s Branch Reports

    2 January 2018

    Since the last edition of the magazine the Australian Branch has lost the tireless work and enthusiasm of Rhiann Storey. Over the past three years, Rhiann has been a powerhouse of the Branch and has been integral to the increase in membership and the quality of events. Although Rhiann is irreplaceable, before her departure she persuaded Lyn Rosen to join the fold. Welcome Lyn and all the very best to you in Blighty Rhiann!

     

    Brisbane, QLD

    The August, September and October Get Togethers, sponsored by Logikal, Driver Trett and TBH, were held in the cool outdoor courtyard of the Stamford Plaza Hotel.

    Following the AGM on 16 November, which saw significant changes to the Branch committee, we changed venue and Carter Newell Lawyers hosted a CPD event, followed by an excellent get together.

    The next get together, on 21 December, will return to the Pav Bar at the Stamford Plaza Hotel.

    Venues for get togethers in 2018 will alternate between the Pav bar and the offices of our sponsors. Check the website for details.

     

    Perth, WA

    With the ladies and gentlemen of Perth still reeling, blurry-eyed with barely contained delight, from the Perth Winter Ball in August, the Lighthouse Club hits with another knock-down blow.

    On 23 November 2017, forming the pivotal centrepiece of Arbitration Week, was the Lighthouse Club and 39 Essex Chamber’s Tracing a Construction Case. This event followed on the coattails of Sydney’s impressive event in October, which was a sell out with nearly 300 attendees.

    Thanks to our sponsors of the event: 39 Essex Chambers, Contract Solutions International (CSI), TBH, Clifford Chance, Pinsent Masons and Jones Day. There really was tremendous support for the event and we have raised a good amount of money for the club. More details in the next issue of the magazine.

    The monthly gatherings continue to provide a staple of good friends and good networking. Watch out for our venue change in January 2018. We are going to freshen up the whole adventure and try to lure some new faces in.

    Thanks to our recent sponsors for Get Togethers – Contract Solutions International (CSI) and Hertel

     

    Sydney, NSW

    A big thank you for the supporters who sponsored our monthly events…. They were Aquenta Consulting, Driver Trett, HKA (formerly Hill International), WT Partnership and Design & Construct. Get Togethers are held on the last Wednesday of every month, usually in the Verandah Bar, 55-65 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000. However, more recently, for variety we have been holding events at the sponsor’s offices and offer CPD points if anyone is brave enough to talk on a subject they are passionate about, hopefully construction orientated!

    We are always looking to increase the number of attendees and would welcome any ideas to put to our committee. Arrangements are under way for a “grand event” to be held in Sydney in July 2018. Venues are currently being considered and more updates will be coming in the New Year.

    In the next issue we will be announcing the assistance given to young construction trades trainees.

     

     

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