2015
Annual Review
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Georgiou is a national building construction, engineering and property development company, delivering major projects across Western Australia, Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. With more than 30 years' business experience and nearly 700 people, Georgiou has developed three separate but congruent businesses, which work hand-in-hand to provide a complete service for our clients.

Georgiou Group – delivers building construction, camp and village accommodation, earthworks, land development, marine and port infrastructure, non-process infrastructure, precast, roadworks and bridges, structural concrete and water infrastructure nationally.

Georgiou Capital – owns and invests in commercial, industrial and multi-residential properties in WA.

Georgiou Developments - develops commercial, industrial and multi-residential properties in WA.

Our Vision and Values

Our vision is to be 'the best people to work with.' 

Our values guide our interactions, influence our decision making and shape our company culture. 

SAFETY

The safety of our people is our single most important priority in everything we do, whether we are on a construction site or in the corporate office.

TEAMWORK

We value the contribution of everyone and recognise the effort and commitment of the entire team to achieve the very best.

EXCELLENCE

Our people consistently demonstrate excellence in their field and we continue to support this by developing programs which help to increase effectiveness, efficiencies and productivity.

PRIDE

As we reach goals and milestones, or are recognised for excellence, we acknowledge people’s contributions and celebrate our successes.

Year in Review

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CEO Overview

The 2014/15 Financial Year has been challenging for businesses across Australia, Georgiou included. With the majority of our North West work in WA coming to a close, we took the opportunity to expand into New South Wales as part of our national strategy. We remained focused on providing quality cost and time effective outcomes to our repeat clients; ensuring we were well positioned to ride the wave of economic uncertainty.

Financially, this year we’ve returned a strong revenue of $512 million, with our Building Business Unit surpassing their forecasted revenue with the award of the ALDI Distribution Centre, TOLL Warehouse and Extension, and the Curtin University Medical Teaching Facility. Our Victorian operations have doubled their 2013/14 revenue and are well-positioned to sustainably grow our presence in Victoria. Our Infrastructure Business Unit in WA has consolidated their position and continue to build their core client relationships with Tier 1 land developers. Finally, our NSW business, which has been in operation since January 2015, has delivered a healthy revenue of more than $20 million from two projects – a strong sign of the great things to come from this business.

At Georgiou, we are keen to continue pushing innovation to improve productivity and efficiency in all our operations. Three years ago we realised that we needed to modernise our processes and systems to support our growth. We developed OneApp – a mobile application that housed all our forms from HR documents to HSE investigation information, accessible through a smart device such as an iPad or iPhone. Two years on, OneApp is embedded in our business and we are seeing great efficiencies in the way we do business. To capitalise on this, in 2014 we formed MiracleTek – a software company solely responsible for developing apps to mobilise forms and workflows adaptable to any mobile device. With the support of Georgiou, MiracleTek is a true success story with our first client in the USA.

Safety has remained a strong focus for the company with Safety is My Way – our personalised brand of exemplary safety behaviour that encourages and influences a high performing, authentic safety culture across Georgiou – continuing to produce great results. In the past year, we have taken Safety is My Way to our subcontractors, working hand-in-hand to reduce the number of incidents across the business. I’m very pleased to report our safety performance is again at the highest standard in the company’s history, which is testament to the great HSE team and our people who continue to take ownership of their safety and the safety of others. It would be remiss of me not to mention the great things we have achieved in terms of environmental sustainability. In the past 12 months, Georgiou has continued to seek innovative solutions to reduce our impact on the environment and the amount of waste going to landfill. For Georgiou, we are passionate about the communities in which we work and endeavour – on all projects – to reduce our impact on the environment. Through these waste initiatives, I believe we will continue to achieve this.

As with any business, you are only as good as your team and at Georgiou we aim to be ‘the best people to work with’. This past year saw some key appointments in Executive General Manager Rob Monaci who is heading up our East Coast strategy, General Manager Victoria Peter Lellyett who will work closely with Rob to build a strong presence in Victoria, and General Manager Frank Smith who brings his management experience to the company to assist in the development of our building and property development operations. These three senior appointments have bolstered our leadership team and they will work closely with our current leaders and staff to ensure Georgiou is well-positioned looking forward. Through our internal Georgiou Academy, we have also introduced the Emerging Leadership Program that takes employees, identified by their managers as having high potential, through a six month course to hone their leadership skills. This program, along with a wide range of training options offered by the Georgiou Academy, offers our employees an opportunity to build their skills and take ownership of their professional development.

To close, I want to touch on our biggest internal project going forward. As we have grown from a company of nine to nearly 700, we have developed systems and processes to maintain a strong family culture and not lose what is most important to Georgiou. Our One Georgiou culture defines what we stand for as a business and the way we operate as a company. Over the next six months, we will be working with our people to redefine our culture and truly understand what we need to be successful and grow Georgiou into a national business.

 

John Georgiou

CEO

Chairman’s Message

As Chairman of the Georgiou Group, I am privileged to present the Group's Annual Report for the 2014/2015 financial year. Georgiou will start the New Year with a strong balance sheet after successfully executing their National growth strategy, which culminated with the establishment of an office in New South Wales. Our Victorian  Business Unit continued to perform well, doubling their revenue and securing some very prominent contracts, including Patrick Autocare's PDI Facility.

In WA, the Building Business Unit solidified our position as a quality builder, securing WA's first Aldi Distribution Centre and pushing into the tertiary education and industrial sectors. Their efforts in rolling Safety is My Way beyond our employees to all subcontractors, must be commended. Not only is Georgiou committed to improving the safety of our people, but the safety of every person on our sites. 

Our Infrastructure Business Unit has continued to consolidate relationships with key land developers in WA, testament to our reputation in the State. This year, LWP not only showed their trust in Georgiou by inviting the team into New South Wales on their Huntlee Project, but thanked Georgiou in a public ceremony for their work on the Ellenbrook Project, where Georgiou has been working continuously for more than 20 years. These partnerships amply demonstrate what a relationships-based company Georgiou really is. 

The Engineering Business Unit's strategy to focus our efforts and fine-tune our capability in the road infrastructure market has seen Georgiou awarded several very important projects by Main Roads WA, including being selected as part of a team invited to submit a proposal on the massive $1.6 billion Perth Freight Link Project. 

Looking forward, the markets continue to offer an exciting and diverse range of project opportunities, which Georgiou is well placed to secure and deliver. I want to sincerely thank the incredibly committed team of people who work for Georgiou. Their continued contribution is invaluable and I express my enthusiasm about our shared future. 

In closing, I take this opportunity to welcome our newest board member, Gerhard Vorster, who joins Georgiou from Deloitte, where he was the Chief Strategy Officer. I wish the very best to Mike Connell who retires from the Advisory Board after almost five years. We thank him for his significant contribution and wish him well in his future endeavours. In addition to our strong executive management team, I can assure you that we have a Board with a broad range of commercial experience, that will govern, direct and advise the Company into the exciting years ahead. 

Joe Trio
Chairman 

 

Financial Performance

Highlights

July 2014

  • RUAH Community Services, beyondblue and Cystic Fibrosis named as Georgiou’s Charities of Choice for 2014/15
  • Georgiou formed a new company, MiracleTek. MiracleTek’s vision is to improve enterprise productivity by creating a paperless environment. The company’s purpose is to help businesses transform in the 21st century by modernising business processes and management techniques. 

 

August 2014

  • Dalkeith On Waratah Apartment Development awarded to Georgiou
  • Our Masters Home Improvement Store and Mooka Construction Camp and Staging Facility pick up high commendations at the 2014 Australian Institute of Building (AIB) Awards
  • Infrastructure WA secures four new projects – Eliza Pump Station, Cockburn Coastal Forward Works, Rockingham Industry Zone Stage 1 and Yanchep Wastewater Pump Station
  • Elizabeth Quay Forward Works Project takes out Civil Contractors Federation Earth Award

September 2014

  • Gerhard Vorster joins the Georgiou Advisory Board
  • Infrastructure WA secures two new land development contracts, continuing to dominate their hold on the market – Whitby Estate for Gold Fusion and Sienna Wood for Stockland/Department of Housing

October 2014

  • Georgiou picks up IFAP Platinum Safety Achievement Award
  • The Greenough River Bridge, a key component of the Mid West Industry Road Safety Alliance project, officially opens
  • Georgiou awarded ALDI Distribution Centre, valued at $57M

November 2014

  • The Braeside Stages 2 Pipeline Project at the Anglo American Coal mine in QLD reaches Practical Completion

December 2014

  • Precast awarded significant contract to construct 12 T Roff beams, each averaging 49 tonnes with a maximum length of 23 metres, for WA’s biggest road infrastructure project – Gateway WA Perth Airport and Freight Access
  • Georgiou secures Reid Highway Upgrade Project for Main Roads WA, valued at $65M
  • Georgiou welcomes latest intake of cadets in the disciplines of engineering, construction management and contracts

January 2015

  • Robert Monaci appointed New South Wales Executive General Manager
  • Georgiou’s Ellenbrook project team lend a hand to local fire crews in fighting scrub fires in the area 

February 2015

  • New South Wales office in North Sydney opens
  • Founder Spiro Georgiou awarded 2014 CCF President’s Award for his achievements in the industry
  • Operator Andrew Fisher takes out 2014 CCF President’s Award Certificate III Trainee of the Year

March 2015

  • Georgiou’s Plant Department reach three years no Lost Time Injuries
  • Georgiou’s Alkimos Beach Estate project announced as the first 6 star Green Star Community
  • Kooragang Island Waste Emplacement Facility in NSW reaches practical completion
  • New online Vendor Portal launched

April 2015

  • Georgiou’s Alkimos Beach Estate team recognised by Lend Lease for their highest audit score of our contractors for the quarter
  • The Armadale Landmark Building and Mount Hospital Northern Expansion projects receive high commendations at the WA Australian Institute of Building Awards
  • Cambridge Medical Centre reaches Practical Completion – eight weeks ahead of schedule
  • General Manager Frank Smith joins the company to assist in the growth and development of Georgiou’s building operations, property development and Government partnership activities

May 2015

  • Georgiou, in alliance with Leighton Contractors, GHD, AECOM, BG&E and WA Limestone, asked to participate in the Request for Proposals phase of the $1.6B Perth Freight Link project
  • Georgiou awarded the design and construct contract for the Edgewater Station Multi-storey Carpark, valued at $19.2M, by Public Transport Authority
  • Peter Lellyett appointed as new Victorian General Manager

June 2015

  • Georgiou’s Cadet program ranked 7th in the Top Intern Programs by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers, the highest of any engineering company
  • The WA Government announce Georgiou, in joint venture with York Civil, have been shortlisted for the $1.12 billion NorthLink WA Project

Safety

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Health, Safety, Environment and Quality

It has been an outstanding financial year for HSEQ at Georgiou during which time safety culture and its capabilities have grown.  In 2014/15 all key HSEQ objectives were implemented and desired targets successfully achieved. This ensured a strong HSEQ performance. Fundamental to our success was the adoption of Safety is My Way across our business nationally. Safety is My Way is a personalised brand of exemplary safety behaviours that influence and encourage a high performing ‘authentic’ safety culture. This was the cornerstone for establishing a stronger HSE culture across our business. Authentic adoption of Safety is My Way enabled the growing business in Victoria to adopt consistent expectations for safety behaviours and culture. 

HSEQ highlights for the year include:

  • Reducing our Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (TRIFR) by 15% from 8.27 to 6.99. This sets a performance record for Georgiou Group. Most pleasing was that this resulted in fewer people being seriously hurt during the year whilst working on Georgiou construction projects.
  • Eighty-Six (86) of our Georgiou workforce were awarded exemplary safety status at Safety is My Way ceremonies across the business.  
  • Significant improvement in environmental sustainability was achieved across our Infrastructure and Building businesses by increasing our recycling rates from 60% to 90% . Our clients acknowledged us as market leaders for this achievement.
  • Additionally, the use of our mobile application "OneApp'" was a key HSEQ enabler for excellence in field leadership, subcontractor management, hazard identification & control, and competency training across the business.

From these innovations, lessons learnt and safety culture adoptions, Georgiou has set the foundation for a successful future where a high performing HSEQ function will continue to set us apart as an industry leader.

PEOPLE

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Our Board

Lui Giuliani

Non Executive Member
B.Bus (Curtin), CA

Lui brings to Georgiou’s Advisory Board extensive experience in acquisitions, business development, taxation and investment management. Lui’s experience and knowledge is invaluable when assessing potential growth and expansion opportunities for Georgiou.

John Georgiou

Chief Executive Officer
BE (Civil and Environmental), OPM 36 (Harvard Business School) FAICD, FIEAust

John became CEO of Georgiou in 1998 and under his leadership, the Company has successfully grown and diversified. 

Joe Trio

Chairman
Assoc Civil Eng (WA Institute of Technology), MIEAust CPEng

Joe’s 45 years' experience in the civil engineering industry is a valuable asset to Georgiou and his approach to health, safety and the environment is paramount to ensuring Georgiou’s future success. 

Spiro (Peter) Georgiou

Company Director

Still a strong presence on site every day, Peter has more than 50 years' experience in land development, water infrastructure and road construction. As the original founder of the Group in 1977, Peter offers a practical approach to project challenges - meeting regularly with onsite personnel and becoming actively involved in undertaking specialised tasks on location. 

Gerhard Vorster

Non Executive Member
BE (Civil), MBA (Business Administration), MAICD

Gerhard's core professional capability is in strategic planning, strategy execution and innovation, and he is well-known across the industry as a proven leader of senior teams. He also has broad sector experience in the areas of banking and securities, industrial products and services, automotive, service delivery and innovation, mining, water, oil and gas, telecommunications and media.

Leadership Team

Frank Dilizia

General Manager – Building
BE (Construction), FAIB

With more than 30 years' experience in the construction industry, Frank has been responsible for successfully delivering a diverse range of commercial building and engineering projects using various project delivery methods including lump sum, early contractor involvement, design and construction, construction management, managing contractor, EPCM and joint ventures. 

Gary Georgiou

General Manager Queensland
BE (Civil)

Gary has over 20 years' experience working in the civil infrastructure sector on the east coast of Australia as a professional engineer and business leader. Gary is responsible for Georgiou's Queensland business and will help to grow our business in the Road Transport sector in Queensland and New South Wales.

Errol Keyt

Chief Financial Officer
CIMA

With more than 35 years’ experience, Errol has overall responsibility for Corporate Services and Plant Department. From Georgiou’s strong technology innovations, Errol founded MiracleTek - a start-up technology company.  “Miracle” - an enterprise mobile application development platform - was built that creates a paperless and productive environment by transforming business functions through mobilisation of businesses processes via mobile apps.

Peter Lellyett

General Manager - Victoria
BE (Civil)

Joining Georgiou in 2015, Peter brings to the company more than 23 years’ construction experience in projects up to $750 million. Responsible for the management of Georgiou’s Victorian business which operates in predominately land development and non-process infrastructure, Peter will work hand-in-hand with our NSW office to grow the Georgiou brand on the East Coast.

Scott Morris

General Manager – Finance
B.Bus CPA

Scott is responsible and accountable for the financial management, accounts management, payroll and quality functions across the company.

Frank Smith

General Manager
BE (Civil), MBA

Frank joined Georgiou in 2015, bringing more than 25 years’ of design, construction and project management experience to the company. With a focus on winning and managing major projects and leading specialist business units, Frank assists in the growth and development of Georgiou’s building operations, property development and Government partnerships activities.

Tony Vowles

General Manager – Risk
B.Comm (Business Law); Adv. Dip Leadership Mgmt; Dip Company Sec. Prac; EMBA; Post-Grad Cert Construction Law; LLM; FCSA

With more than 25 years’ experience in the area of commercial and risk within the construction industry, Tony’s experience has been gained working on a broad range of projects from the construction of hotels to oil and gas refineries, both within Australian and internationally. Tony has oversight of Commercial, Planning, Legal, Insurance and Company Secretarial matters across the Group.

John Galvin

Executive General Manager
BE (Civil), MBA, Grad Dip of Technology Management, FIEAust CPEng, MAICD, GMP (Harvard Business School)

John has more than 25 years’ experience in the construction and engineering industries. He has responsibility for the oversight of two of Georgiou's operational business units and various business improvement initiatives. John is the executive charged with the leadership of Georgiou’s Undergraduate Program along with its reconciliation and gender diversity strategies. 

Peter Hopfmueller

Operations Manager
BE (Construction), Grad Cert of Management, GMP (Harvard Business School)

Bringing 21 years’ experience to Georgiou, Peter has spent the past three and a half years leading the Gateway WA Perth Airport and Freight Access Project for Georgiou, in alliance with Leighton Contractors, BG&E, GHD and AECOM. 

Nigel Lauriston

General Manager – Plant

A qualified Plant Mechanic, Nigel has more than 25 years’ industry experience. In his role, Nigel leads the Plant management team and is responsible for Georgiou’s plant and equipment fleet.

Robert Monaci

Executive General Manager
BE (Civil), FIEAust CPEng

Joining Georgiou in 2014, Robert brings more than 27 years' engineering and construction experience to the company, having built his career on a practical approach to project management and a strong customer focus. In his role, Robert oversees the Queensland and Victorian offices while heading up the New South Wales branch in an effort to increase Georgiou’s presence in the civil engineering market on the East Coast.

Lambros Siamos

Chief Operations Officer
BE (Construction), GMP (Harvard Business School)

Lambros has worked for Georgiou for more than 25 years in various roles, most recently as Chief Operations Officer. In this role, Lambros focuses on the operational performance of the Georgiou Business Units to ensure accountability for the company’s client focus and forward order book. 

Steve Tennant

General Manager – Infrastructure
BSc Hons, MIEAust, CPEng, PMP

Steve has more than 30 years’ experience in an engineering capacity and is responsible and accountable for the management of Georgiou’s Infrastructure Business Unit in Western Australia which operates in predominately land development, water infrastructure and earthworks and remediation.

Growth & Development

Georgiou​ has made a commitment to stay at the forefront of our industry, which includes ensuring employees receive the best training and professional development opportunities available.

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Map of Operations

AS AT JUNE  30, 2015

LOCATIONS

Building
01
The Pocket Apartments

LOCATION: Claremont, WA

02
Mount Hospital Forward Works and Theatres

LOCATION: Perth, WA

03
Waratah Apartments

LOCATION: Dalkeith, WA

04
City Beach SLSC Redevelopment

LOCATION: City Beach, WA

05
Curtin University Medical Teaching Facility

LOCATION: Bentley, WA

06
Joondalup Multi-Storey Carpark

LOCATION: Joondalup, WA

07
TOLL Airport Expansion

LOCATION: Airport Precinct, WA

08
Knutsford Development

LOCATION: Fremantle, WA

09
ALDI Distribution Centre

LOCATION: Jandakot, WA

10
Edgewater Carpark

LOCATION: Edgewater, WA

Engineering
07
Gateway WA

LOCATION: Forrestfield, WA

18
Aubin Grove Train Station ECI

LOCATION: Aubin Grove, WA

19
Reid Highway Upgrade

LOCATION: Malaga, WA

20
Abraham Street Bridge

LOCATION: Geraldton, WA

29
FMG Chichester De-watering

LOCATION: Christmas Creek, WA

Infrastructure
01
Claremont on the Park

LOCATION: Claremont, WA

22
Eliza Ponds

LOCATION: Spearwood, WA

23
Alkimos Beach/Trinity Estate

LOCATION: Alkimos, WA

24
Ellenbrook Estate

LOCATION: Ellenbrook, WA

25
Sienna Woods

LOCATION: Armadale, WA

09
Calleya Estate

LOCATION: Banjup, WA

26
Eglinton North Estate

LOCATION: Eglinton, WA

27
Whitby Estate – Stage 1B/WWPS & PM

LOCATION: Mundijong, WA

21
Kwinana Pumping Station

LOCATION: Kwinana, WA

28
Perth Zoo

LOCATION: South Perth, WA

East Coast
11
Dexus Industrial Estate

LOCATION: Truganina, VIC

12
Abbey Road Estate

LOCATION: Melton, VIC

31
Pilot Wells Holding Tanks

LOCATION: Miles, QLD

13
Huntlee Estate

LOCATION: Hunter Valley, NSW

14
Webb Dock PDI

LOCATION: Port Melbourne, VIC

15
Moorabbin Airport

LOCATION: Moorabbin, VIC

16
Essendon Fields Auto Centro

LOCATION: Essendon, VIC

32
East Swanston Dock Pavement & Drain

LOCATION: East Swanson Dock, VIC

17
Aurora Estate Precinct

LOCATION: Wollert, VIC

30
Brisbane Airport Remote Car Park

LOCATION: Brisbane, QLD

Our Projects

As a national building construction and civil engineering company, Georgiou delivers major projects across Western Australia, Queensland, Victoria, Northern Territory and New South Wales.

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Contact Us

HEAD OFFICE - PERTH

68 Hasler Road
OSBORNE PARK WA 6017

PO Box 1815
OSBORNE PARK DC WA 6916

PH: +61 8 9200 2500
EMAIL:
wa@georgiou.com.au

SYDNEY

Suite 2, Level 3
53 Berry Street
NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2060

PO Box 6193
North Sydney NSW 2059

PH: +61 2 8072 3600
EMAIL: 
nsw2@georgiou.com.au

BRISBANE

10 Browning Street
SOUTH BRISBANE QLD 4101

PO Box 5607
WEST END QLD 4101

PH: +61 7 3319 4500
EMAIL:
qld@georgiou.com.au 

 

GEORGIOU PRECAST

201 Camboon Road
MALAGA WA 6090

PO Box 1929
MALAGA WA 6944

PH: +61 8 9209 9275
FAX: +61 8 9249 6583
EMAIL: 
precast@georgiou.com.au

 

MELBOURNE

Level 1
420 St Kilda Road
MELBOURNE VIC 3000

PO Box 33173
MELBOURNE VIC 3004

PH: +61 3 8866 2200
EMAIL:
vic@georgiou.com.au

GEORGIOU PLANT

7 Talbot Road
HAZELMERE WA 6055

PO Box 2227
HIGH WYCOMBE WA 6057

PH: +61 8 6252 3900
FAX: +61 8 6252 3935
EMAIL: 
plant@georgiou.com.au