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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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The Bowen Basin Underground Geotechnical Society (BBUGS) and Bowen Basin & Hunter Valley Open Cut Geotechnical Society (BOHOGS) are holding their Joint Technical Meeting / Sponsor’s Day and Exhibition on November 26 at Moranbah Community Centre in Queensland.


Photo credit: BBUGS.com

They have a spectacular line up of technical presentations and display tables for the event. There will be annual attendance awards, Practitioner of the year award, presentation of the year award and door prizes. Presentation slots are full as of this date.

Specialised Geo is a proud member of BBUGS and BOHOGS, and BOHOGS platinum sponsor  for this year.   See other photos of last year’s event here.







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It was a great 3-days at the 2015 Bowen Basin Symposium held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on 7 – 9 October 2015.   There were so much useful knowledge and technical ideas shared about current Geological problems, challenges and solutions during the event.  Presentation topics covered included Geology, Geophysics, Database and Modelling, Coal Quality, Geotechnical, Structure, Resource Estimation, Safety, Hydrogeology, Environment and New Technologies.


Thursday night at the Bowen Basin Symposium dinner, they had Australia’s First Winter Olympic Gold Medalist Steven Bradbury, who was the night’s keynote speaker.   He was very inspirational to listen to to say the least.   They had also an auction for a limited edition photo – “The Last Man Standing,” and Specialised Geo purchased it. All funds raised went to the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.


Great night all around! Thanks to the Bowen Basin committee for a great three days.

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After six months of road closure due to construction works carried out on Riverside Drive, Nambucca Heads, it was finally opened to the unlicensed and traffic on 11th September 2015.

Specialised Geo had completed the construction works in the area one week ahead of schedule. The work involved landslip remediation and reconstruction of around 5,500 square metres of road pavement and installation of new retaining structures and quardrails in the section of the road, between Woodbell Street and Bellwood Drive, near the Pacific Highway.

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Expert environmental solution was also adopted for this site because the area is identified as endangered ecological community.


Protecting the FIG trees with precision, delicate drilling.


The project was funded by the Federal Government.

Riverside Drive Nambucca


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Specialised Geo is honoured for winning the 2015 NSW Business Chamber Business Awards against a field of high calibre entrants and finalists. Such a fantastic win which further motivates us to pursue our passion, positive attitude, professionalism and excellence in delivering services not only to our clients but also to the community.


The NSW Business Chamber Business Awards program celebrates business success at a local, regional and state level. Specialised Geo proceeds as a finalist to the 2015 State Business Awards, where we will compete against the winners of other regional business awards on 27 November 2015, in Sydney.

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