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Restoring a Road Less Travelled

A critical element in keeping Australia’s airspace safe is a nationwide network of VHF tower facilities. VHF communication systems are the most widely used for maintaining contact between ground and aircraft. These towers typically operate on a “line of sight” basis so maintaining constant operation is critical to ensuring unbroken communication across key sections of an aircraft’s flight path.

Responsibility and management of this network rests with Airservices Australia who provide world-leading tower and approach services to manage the safe, orderly flow of aircraft into and out of Australia’s airspace.

Maintaining safe, reliable access to these towers for ongoing checks, maintenance and upkeep is essential so when recent torrential rains washed away much of the access road to one of these towers CBC was tasked with quickly undertaking the required repairs to enable service crews to access the tower to perform vital checks on the generators and battery systems. Over 1.5 kms of the road was affected by major “washouts”, leaving deep gouges in the road up to six feet deep in some places making the road impassable.

“This particular tower was scheduled for a vital service check in coming weeks, so Airservices needed the road repaired post-haste,” said CBC Facilities Coordinator, Adrian Vedelago.

“Fortunately, CBC has access to a wide network of expert contractors and one of our most experienced road-repair specialists had a team working at Tennant Creek which was “only” a five and a half hour drive away – not a long drive in the outback.”

By drawing on the coverage of its contractor network in this way CBC was able to mobilise to site an experienced work team equipped with a Caterpillar 140H Grader and a Caterpillar D8T Dozer. This was achieved within a week of the initial request from Air Services following which the CBC-managed crew undertook a two-week program of work to finalise repairs to the critical access road.

“As the before and after pictures from the site show the local CBC contractor crew really delivered an amazing result in a very tight timeframe that ensured that the Airservices VHF tower work program was able to be undertaken to schedule, thereby ensuring the safety of aircraft in that remote section of Australia’s airspace,” said Adrian.



Participating in his third Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR), CBC’s Director Ermond Morelli, along with the six other members of “The FC’s” team have raised over $80,000 towards funding research into prostate cancer, mental health and suicide prevention programs.

The ride is part of a global campaign that unites classic and vintage style motorcycle riders all over the world to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health. The 2021 ride marks the 10 year anniversary of the event and since its inception over US$60 million has been raised.

For this year’s Wollongong ride 229 riders registered to take part and collectively they have raised over $136,000. Thanks to the generosity of his sponsors Erm has been able to contribute $35,000 towards that total, currently making him the second highest DGR fundraiser globally for 2021.

Speaking of his participation in the ride Erm said, “research shows that men die on average 6 years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons. Participating in the ride is not only a way of raising much needed funds for research and support programs but also is a way of bringing awareness to these significant men’s health issues.”

“I’d like to thank the more than 50 family, friends, business associates, clients and contractors that have generously sponsored me this year and enabled me to make such a great contribution to The FC’s fundraising total.”

Erm thanks all of his sponsors including:

• Arthur J Gallagher Wollongong
• K&R Fabrication
• Dapto Mini Storage
• CBC Self Storage
• CBC Facilities Maintenance Employees
• Roulstone Family
• HLB Accountants
• Magagnino Family
• Ristov Family
• TBC Distribution
• AXIS Maintenance
• Coastal Windows
• McKenzie Family
• Better Floors & Blinds
• ATA Rubbish Removal
• Marlix Pty Ltd
• Micon Office National
• Richardson & Wrench Dapto
• Simon Cubbo
• Mat Reh
• Greg Baldock
• John Cross
• Jimmy Tracey
• Rashad Sinokrot
• Atra Family

Donations are still being accepted, and can be made at https://www.gentlemansride.com/rider/ErmondMorelli251321

Illawarra-based, National facilities management company CBC Facilities Maintenance has been awarded the contract for the provision of trade services, scheduled maintenance services and minor works for the Illawarra Credit Union’s head office and branches.

Established since 1972, this customer-owned Credit Union serves a huge 4 million members Australia wide with a smart banking alternative, one that invests profits back into better products and services. The Illawarra Credit Union offers its members a complete range of banking and insurance products for both business and personal requirements.

CBC’s unique and expansive range of services enables the Illawarra Credit Union to focus on its services and members, while CBC take responsibility for all non-core, but essential operational requirements covering;
• Air Conditioning
• Cleaning
• External Window Cleaning
• Lifts
• Pest Control
• Sanitary Disposal
• Council Risk Management Plan
• Fire Services
• Grounds & Gardens
• Waste Management
• Electrical
• Hydraulic
• Refurbishment
• Shop Fit outs

Commenting on CBC’s latest contract, Adam Greedy, CBC representative assigned to the contract, “it’s nice to add value to a fellow Illawarra based business. So much of our business is for large, national organisations, so it’s exciting for CBC to have a local win, especially with such an iconic local brand like the Illawarra Credit Union. They are part of the fabric down here in the Illawarra.”

Building on a partnership extending back more than a decade, CBC has recently been awarded the Grounds and Garden maintenance contract for IRT, one of Australia’s largest community-owned providers of independent living, aged care and home care.

Founded in 1969 with the mission to provide better options in housing and care for older people, IRT today provides aged care services through retirement villages, aged care facilities and in-home visits to more than 9100 people across NSW, the ACT and Qld.

This Grounds and Garden maintenance contract covers 30 IRT facilities throughout the Illawarra and Shoalhaven and will see CBC responsible for all aspects of the ongoing care and development of the properties’ gardens and outdoor areas.

CBC will manage all facets relating Grounds and Garden maintenance of the contract, planning, allocation of labour, sourcing equipment, tools, and supervision required to complete the services.

“There’s a certain sense of pride and responsibility for us when we undertake a contract such as this,” said Adam Greedy, CBC FM Manager.

“These are not just commercial properties, they are people’s homes and for many of the residents spending time in the gardens is an important part of their day-to-day life. So not only do we need to ensure that the facilities are maintained to the highest standards, but our highly trained staff are also conscious of the need to undertake their work with due respect to the residents.”

Amenity for the residents however is only one aspect of the important role that high-quality grounds maintenance plays for IRT facilities. Well-maintained grounds not only showcase IRT premises within their communities but also provide an inviting showcase for potential future residents and their families.
A stipulation of the contract was that all works must be “carried out in a professional manner to the satisfaction of the Contract Manager, and in compliance with legislative and relevant Australian Standards”

“Grounds maintenance has long been a core speciality of CBC Facilities Maintenance. We’ve built a depth of experience and professionalism amongst our staff through years of providing these services and we have the systems and processes in place to ensure all our work meets these highest of standards.” Adam Greedy.

“Our long-term partnership with IRT is a great example of where we have been able to successfully provide our expertise and quality service to an organisation with shared values and a commitment to quality outcomes for its stakeholders. CBC is proud to be part of that commitment.”

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