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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.

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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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Specialised Geo once again sponsored a race in the Peabody Energy race Day, also known as the Newcastle Cystic Fibrosis Race Day on Saturday, 8th August. It was a great day of racing and raising funds to make the lives of local people with Cystic Fibrosis easier.
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Specialised Geo was named as winner of Excellence in Small Business -20 at the 2015 Hunter Business Chamber Awards Night held last 7th August 2015 at at Starlight Room, Wests New Lambton. Specialised Geo CEO Rachel Metcalf attended and accepted the award which was sponsored by the Newcastle Herald.

The Hunter Business Awards is a prestigious awarding body that acknowledges and promotes the role of member businesses in the region’s business growth.

This year, more than seventy organisations competed in awards across ten categories namely:

HUNTER WATER SAVERS – sponsored by Hunter Water Corporation
EXCELLENCE IN SMALL BUSINESS (-20) – sponsored by Newcastle Herald
EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS (20+) – sponsored by NSW Minerals Council
CUSTOMER SERVICE (-20) – sponsored by Greater Building Society
CUSTOMER SERVICE (20+) – sponsored by Pacific National
LOCAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – sponsored Pitcher Partners Newcastle & Hunter
CONTRIBUTION TO THE REGION – sponsored by Port Authority of New South Wales
YOUNG BUSINESS EXECUTIVE (AGE 18-35) – sponsored by Hunter TAFE
BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR – sponsored by CPA Australia

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