Welcome to my quarterly update on what’s happening at Vast.
Like everyone in the construction industry, we’ve been focused on getting through the last few years. Now as the dust settles, we’re in a good place: we’ve broadened our capabilities, strengthened our skillset and solidified our processes. We’ve diversified into the community sector – and as one of our core values is family, it’s a great fit to focus on projects covering health, education and recreation.
A big part of our success is our desire to work smarter as well as harder. We’ll continue to look for innovative ways to deliver successful projects that exceed client expectations and make our builder partners look good.
Vast community news
> We’re excited to welcome a new Project Manager to the team. Darren Wade joined us in May 2022 and will work closely with our PMs, Site Foreman and Project Teams. He’ll also join the PMs and senior leaders in our regular leadership team meetings where we chart our course for the months ahead and share project learnings to continually improve our project delivery capability.
> The latest round of our upskill training program is about to kick off. Two of our core values are safety and quality, and we see ongoing training as vital in keeping our people’s skills current and helping them to progress their career.
> Our apprentice intake for 2022 is almost complete. There are just a few spots remaining, applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
> We were proud to show our support for the ‘Fight MND’ cause headed by the inspirational Neale Daniher by getting behind The Big Freeze 8 Campaign and supplying the team at Vast with beanies.
> Union Quarter: In partnership with Hickory, we are making great progress on this mixed use development in Spotswood that integrates commercial and community spaces.
> Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre (NARC): We are partnering with Kane Constructions to help deliver the $50 million NARC, an innovative and environmentally sustainable project, for the City of Darebin.
> IKON Park redevelopment: We are supporting builder partner ADCO on the landmark $40 million state-of-the-art redevelopment of IKON Park. Stage 1 of the 18-month construction project is now complete, with further works underway to create a high-performance training facility and other benefits.
We’re excited for the future, and we look forward to sharing more frequent project updates.
David Cosca – Managing Director