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Hospital demolition wins award

Hazell Bros and John Holland-Fairbrother Joint Venture win Civil Contractors Federation award

The John Holland-Fairbrother Joint Venture and Hazell Bros demolition of the old Royal Hobart Hospital building claimed an award at the recent CCF awards for excellence.

Hazell Bros and JHFJV partnered for the demolition of the building, which made way for the construction of the new K-Block.

The demolition won the $1m-$5m category at the awards night on Friday.

Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment Project Director Wade Harrison said it was a great result.

"This is a fantastic achievement for our project and our partner, Hazell Bros," Mr Harrison said.

Work continues for JHFJV on the $689m Royal Hobart Hospital redevelopment.

Members of JHFJV and Hazell Bros celebrate their award win.

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Awards wins for Fairbrother

Fairbrother named Regional Commercial Builder of the Year at North West Master Builders Regional Building Awards in Bendigo.

Above: Fairbrother staff (from left) John Ellis, Peta Alexander, Mat Schepers, General Manager Michael Josey, Brad Van Den Bosch, Jacqui Lovejoy, Andrew Burns, Nick Hayes and Shane Harris with their spoils from the awards gala.


Fairbrother's Bendigo division is celebrating its award wins from last weekend's North West Master Builders Regional Building Awards.

The division not only took out the award for Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings over $6 million for its work on the mixed-use development at 111 Mitchell Street, Bendigo, but also claimed the Regional Commercial Builder of the Year award.

In presenting the award, Master Builders Association of Victoria CEO Radley de Silva paid tribute to Fairbrother's work on the development.

“A successful multi-function redesign such as this one is always worth recognising, if only for the challenge of delivering on so many demands,” Mr de Silva said.

“Blending multiple upscale living units with retail spaces and the reconstruction of the basement area, and enclosing them in distinctive façade details such as these is no small task, and Master Builders congratulates Fairbrother on a job well done,” he said.

Fairbrother will compete in the Victorian Excellence in Construction Awards to be held on 4 August. 

Above: The mixed-use development at 111 Mitchell Street, Bendigo.  

$3k raised for Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea

Fairbrother's Living City project team dig deep to support charity.

Would you pay $200 for a carton of James Boag’s Draught cans?

One of our foremen at Devonport's Living City project did!

Recently the project crew held a fundraiser barbecue and auction in aid of Cancer Council Australia's Biggest Morning Tea.

The auction and barbecue was supported by local businesses who generously donated tools, food and drink and supplies for the event.

All up, $3637.05 was raised from the event.

Kudos goes to foreman, Graham, who forked out $200 for a carton of beer and also to site manager, Duncan, who kept bidding to push the price up!

Thanks to Spreyton Butchery, Spreyton Bakery, Feeling Fruity, SHG Trade Solutions, Rapid Supply Tasmania, Nubco and Big Bargain Bottleshops for their generous donations and support.

Fairbrother issues Masters Games challenge

Fairbrother challenges Tasmanian business community to take on the 2017 Australian Masters Games.


Fairbrother’s enthusiastic cyclists are already in training for the Australian Masters Games, to be held in Tasmania in October, and are throwing down the gauntlet to other Tasmanian businesses, urging them to encourage employees to participate.


“Fairbrother is actively encouraging as many of our employees as possible to participate in the Australian Masters Games,” Fairbrother Chairman Royce Fairbrother said.

“In fact, we issue a challenge to all Tasmanian business leaders to join together with their employees to support and encourage participation in the Games,” he said.

On the morning of Saturday, April 22, the Fairbrother bunch set off for an 60+km training ride with North-West Coast Olympian Amy Cure.

The ride was a chance to celebrate the Fairbrother-sponsored cyclist’s successes at the recent World Track Championships in Hong Kong and also an opportunity to catch-up with Amy before she heads back to Europe for the road season with the Wiggle High-5 team.

However, the Fairbrother riders were no doubt hoping to gain a few insights and race-winning tips from Amy in preparation for October’s Games.

Mr Fairbrother, who is also the Australian Masters Games Chairman, said the company has always encouraged its employees and their families to participate in sport – supporting everything from triathlon to team sports and even motor sport.

“The goals of the Australian Masters Games team is to leave a legacy that will provide a lasting benefit to Tasmania and these games provide an excellent opportunity for business leaders to promote the health and wellbeing benefits of physical activity,” Mr Fairbrother said.

“I strongly believe that fit and healthy people are a vital asset for any successful business and I see this as a great opportunity to champion that belief,” he said.


March 2017 Newsletter

What's Building, Issue 88.

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Dial Regional Sports Complex

Sporting complex project underway

(From left: General Manager Kurt Arnold, former Braddon MHR Brett Whiteley, Central Coast Mayor Jan Bonde and Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff)


Fairbrother has begun work on the $10m Dial Regional Sports Complex.

Today marked the official launch of commencement of construction, with Central Coast Council, State Government and Federal Government representatives.

When completed, the complex will boast two AFL-standard sports ovals and associated facilities, a community pavilion, community hub and nature-based play space and car parking.

Speaking at today's launch, Fairbrother Construction, Joinery & FM (Tasmania) General Manager Kurt Arnold said not only would this project be a significant boost to the sporting community, but it would provide a unique challenge to our team.

"For us, building this project brings a great deal of satisfaction, knowing that this facility will service the local sporting community for many years to come," Mr Arnold said.

"From a builders' perspective, it's not too often we get to be involved in the construction of an AFL-standard sports ground, let along two of them in the one project."

It is estimated that 19,000 tons of sand will be used to create the playing surface of the sports grounds. The ground must be built to exacting standards - the tolerance for the playing surface is just 10mm.

The project is set for completion in March 2018.



Accreditation upgrade for Fairbrother

Fairbrother meets highest international standards.

Fairbrother is pleased to announce it has achieved an upgrade in its ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems accreditation to 2015 standards.

This significant upgrade puts Fairbrother at the leading edge of quality and environmental risk management. The 2015 standards were released in mid-2016 and are the highest level of standards for environmental and quality management systems in Australia and New Zealand and internationally.

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December 2016 Newsletter

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