Western Australia Report - July 2010
CCF WA pays tribute to Peter Rowles
Peter Rowles will be stepping down as president of the CCF WA Board at the forthcoming election.
All CCF WA board members and staff pay tribute to Peter for his tireless efforts for developing CCF in Western Australia over more than two decades.
Peter first joined the Board of the then AERCF in 1989 a few years after establishing the business that would later develop into Underground Services Australia (USA). Peter spoke of his awe for industry leaders including John Vincent, Lance Croker, Alex Wolfe and Jim Giumelli and how he learnt so much from simply being around these men. As Peter’s business grew, many saw Peter develop into the successful, astute and accomplished businessman he is today.
Peter’s efforts on behalf of CCF are described as tireless and outstanding. He has been a passionate contributor to the development of utilities infrastructure standards and is highly regarded at senior levels within all of the major utility providers.
He always finds the positives in any circumstance and concentrates on the factors that he can control and spends little time worrying about things he can’t. Peter believes that a strong CCF is vital for the future health of the industry.
Whilst news of Peter selling his remaining share in USA caught a few people off guard a year ago, everyone will be pleased to see him make a return to the civil construction industry, in some form or another, after a well-earned extended overseas holiday with his lovely wife Dianne.
Congratulations to Southern Road Services graduates
CCF WA congratulates all 57 Southern Road Services (SRS) trainees who graduate this month in either Certificate III Civil Construction (Plant Operations), Certificate III Civil Construction (Road Construction & Maintenance) or Certificate IV Civil Construction Supervision.
CCF WA will join SRS in a graduation ceremony planned for next month in Bunbury.
Environmental help on its way
This month we launch the first of several help lines exclusively for CCF members. The Environmental Help Line is offered in partnership with RPS.
Members are welcome to contact RPS on (08) 9211 1111 if they encounter any environmental issues that they would like advice on, including issues such as vegetation clearing and the discovery of contaminants.
The Help Line will be offered free of charge with a fair use policy agreed to ensure fairness for all parties. Help lines covering OH&S, dispute resolution, industrial relations and site security are under development.
CCF WA will be launching a working group to begin to collect industry-wide safety statistics. This information is vital as we begin to benchmark our industry against the wider building and construction industry and identify further areas for improvement.
For information on the Safety Statistics Working Group please call CCF WA on 9240 5233.
The 2010 Earth Awards promise as always to be a great night and are on again this year on Friday August 6 at the Burswood Entertainment Complex from 7pm.
Entertainment will be provided by Proof with David Christison acting as MC. Tickets are selling fast. To secure yours please contact CCF WA on 9240 5233.