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Roads and Maritime Services has announced that the second stage of rock fall protection fencing on Bulli Pass will start on 28 August until 3 November 2017, weather permitting. During the closure, local traffic will be allowed from Lawrence Hargrave Drive up to the hairpin bend.

Specialised Geo will be working day and night shifts, 24/7 to complete the work as quickly as possible, to install additional 500 metres of rock fall protection barrier fencing in the area. The fence will be installed high up on the escarpment by using cranes and other lifting machinery from the road. Heavy posts and fencing will be installed without damaging the surrounding rainforest canopy.

The most complex section of fencing, or about 600 metres of the 1.1 kilometre, has been completed during the first stage to prevent potential rock falls. A short video of the project, how the fence will work and the progress of work during the first stage of work in 2016 is available on the RMS website.

Concrete posts and footings installation along Bulli Pass Road during construction - Specialised Geo

Concrete posts and footings installation along Bulli Pass Road during construction – Specialised Geo

Updates for the community and details about the second closure will be available in RMS website. RMS will provide a reminder including detour maps at least four weeks prior to the start of work.

 

See Bulli Pass construction photos

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MaiWel-Group-Celebrity-Comedy-Debate-2016Mai-Wel Group will be bringing another quality, entertaining and fun night to the Hunter region.

Find out if “Bigger is Better” at the 12th Annual Celebrity Comedy Debate on Saturday, 13th August 2016. The event will be held at the Maitland Town Hall.

On the “bigger is better” side will be stand-up star and writer Tommy Dean, lawyer Catherine Henry of lNewcastle’s Catherine Henry Partners, and the Hunter Valley’s very own actor-comedian and humour therapist Alan Glover.

On the opposing team arguing that “bigger is not better” is International performer and author Jean Kittson, Newcastle young gun and 2013 Triple J Raw semi-finalist David Gairdner, and Newcastle Herald Senior Journalist Joanne McCarthy.

The event will be moderated by David Marchese, ABC News Broadcast Journalist.

Tickets are being sold at $75 each (inc GST) and includes a light, two course meal & entertainment.   There will also be live auction and raffle on the night. Entrance doors will open at 6pm.  (see Comedy Debate event flyer here)

Specialised Geo is one of Mai-Wel Group Get Started Annual Sponsors for 2016.

 

Click here for details

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Newcastle Cystic Fibrosis Race DayNewcastle Cystic Fibrosis Race Day will host the next round of winter racing at beautiful Broadmeadow Racecourse in Newcastle on Saturday, 6th August 2016.

In line with its corporate social responsibility, Specialised Geo is once again sponsoring a race in this one-day charity event, sponsored by Peabody Energy Australia, to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research.

Everyone can expect another memorable event this year with a with three-course meal for lunch with matching Tyrrell’s Premium wines.  Happy Hour will run for one hour after the first race and there will be live music from 2pm in the Broadmeadow Bar.

Ladies can book their place in the Westfield Kotara Spring Fashion Workshop and find out everything their need to get prepped for the Hunter Jaguar Land Rover Spring Racing Carnival with fashion advice from Newcastle’s leading stylist, milliner and beauty consultants.

Event tickets include complimentary bubbles on arrival, canapés and dessert bar along with the fashion workshop.

 

Check out our memorable photos from Newcastle Cystic Fibrosis Race Day past events:

 2015 Newcastle Cystic Fibrosis Race Day

Specialised Geo employees, friends and guests at the 2015 Newcastle Cystic Fibrosis Race Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Newcastle Cystic Fibrosis Race Day

Specialised Geo Employees and guests at the 2013 Newcastle Cystic Fibrosis Race Day

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River Road is classified as a Regional road which has a traffic volume of around 20,000 vehicles per day. The embankment in question is on the southern side of River Road and supports a section of roadway adjacent to Standish Street and opposite property no’s. 146 to 150 River Road. In this area River Road has three traffic lanes, with two lanes eastbound and one lane west bound.

Lane Cove Council noticed signs of instability in the embankment in the form of cracks and scouring. Council subsequently engaged Jeffery & Katauskas Pty Ltd to do a preliminary investigation to provide recommendations for its stabilisation.

On March 21, 2016, River Road Embankment Stabilisation using Soil Nails at River Road tender for Lane Cove Council has been awarded to Specialised Geo with a tender price of ​$846,700 (excl. GST).

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In celebration of its  10th  year in business and its being part of the 2015 NSW Business Chamber State Business Awards, Specialised Geo organised a whole day of fun for its employees and crew. The team managed to make the trip from its Thornton office to  The Pavilion Darling Harbour in Sydney where the State Business Awards was to be held, very memorable for the team.

Check out the captured moments during the Specialised Geo on Tour.

9:45AM – Hunter Hummers came to pick up the team at its Thornton office.  Inside the limo, the team had champagne and nibblies while on the way to Sydney

12:00NN – Lunch at King St. Brewhouse

 

6:00PM – Arrived at The Pavilion Darling Harbour and enjoyed the food, drinks and the programme.

6:30PM onwards – Specialised Geo team enjoying the NSWBC State Business Awards Night

 

 

 

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