Issue 18

International Women’s Day 2021

On Monday, 8 March, we celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD). The 2021 IWD theme is #ChooseToChallenge, which encourages people to choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequity, and choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. We

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Contract news: Auckland City Rail Link – C5 and C7

The Link Alliance has been awarded a further two important contracts for Auckland’s City Rail Link project (CRL).  

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Contract news: Downer Defence Systems to develop Muskito military vehicle

Downer Defence Systems has been awarded a contract through the Defence Innovation Hub to partner with several Australian companies to develop the autonomous Muskito military vehicle.  

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Contract news: Downer to upgrade Eyre Peninsula electricity transmission network

Downer has been awarded a $245 million contract by ElectraNet to upgrade the existing electricity transmission network supplying the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia and to upgrade electricity substations.  

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Contract news: Keolis Downer takes over operation of Adelaide Metro

Keolis Downer commenced the operation and maintenance of Adelaide Metro train services on Sunday, 31 January, with a commitment to deliver world-class services to Adelaide rail passengers.  

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Contract news: Downer awarded new Telstra contract

Downer has been awarded a Field Services contract by Telstra valued at an estimated $330 million over a maximum term of five years.  

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Contract news: Skilltech awarded new SA Water contract

Downer’s metering services business, Skilltech, has been awarded a new water meter reading contract with SA Water, helping to provide quality water services to more than 1.7 million South Australian customers.  

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Contract news: Downer to upgrade Metro stations

Downer was awarded two contracts by the New South Wales Government in February to upgrade six Sydney train stations to meet Metro rail standards.  

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Downer completes Australia’s largest Sustainability Linked Loan for 2020

Downer has successfully completed the refinancing of the Group’s debt platform with the establishment of a new $1.4 billion Sustainability Linked Loan (SLL) facility, which was the largest SLL in Australia in 2020.  

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COVID-19 vaccination roll-out strategy

The Australian Government has commenced rolling out its COVID-19 national vaccination strategy.  

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Downer posts strong Half Year 2021 results

Downer reported our financial results for the six months to 31 December 2020 on 11 February.  

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Update on sale of non-core businesses

Downer’s Urban Services strategy aims to create a stronger platform for long-term, sustainable growth by focusing on capital light, lower risk services that deliver more predictable revenues, earnings and cash flows.  

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Santos’ helpers

Downer has worked with Santos since 2011, and in February last year began a three-year framework agreement to provide multi-disciplinary services across their existing upstream operational sites.  

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Innovation at the forefront for Asset Services

In a rapidly evolving energy and industrial sector, innovation is key to success, and Downer’s Asset Services business is leading the way.   

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Mining keep an eye out for their mates

Downer has a long history of investing in the health and wellbeing of our workers, and our new partnership with MATES in Mining extends this commitment.   

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And then a hero came along…

Adam Proudfoot, a foreperson in Christchurch, was working near Lewis Pass in late-January when a drastic shift in weather put the area into immediate evacuation.  

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Master your difference

As naming rights sponsor of the New Zealand Masters Games, Downer New Zealand had over 100 employees participate in this year’s Games.  

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The future of rail is closer than you think

Australia transports 800 million tonnes of iron ore per year on the ballast track system, which uses a fundamental design that has been around for over 200 years.   

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Weld done, Jazzmin!

Jazzmin Stevenson is helping to break down barriers for females in the civil industry.  

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NorthConnex shutdown success

The DM Roads crews working on the NorthConnex tunnel completed their first maintenance shutdown in Sydney’s newest tunnel during February.  

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New faces join Maryborough factory

In January, Downer welcomed the next generation of apprentices to its iconic Maryborough rail manufacturing facility.  

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East Preston completes 200th tram life extension

In March, Downer’s East Preston tram depot celebrated a key milestone, completing life extension works on their 200th tram as part of the Yarra Trams Rollingstock Additional Works project.  

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Spotless achieves global standards in facilities management, asset management and food safety

We are proud to announce Spotless’ partnership with the Southbank Education and Training Precinct is setting a new benchmark in facilities management.   

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Utilities program helping young athletes chase their dreams

As a teenager growing up in Lockhart River in far north Queensland, Dominic Macumboy dreamed of playing rugby league at the elite level.   

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Downer launches new women in leadership program

Downer launched an exciting initiative to coincide with International Women’s Day 2021 – our first Group-wide leadership program for women.  

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Downer releases first Modern Slavery Statement

As the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand, Downer is a people business.   

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Mineral Technologies celebrates 80 years

From a two-person operation on Queensland’s Gold Coast to a thriving global business with offices across the world – Mineral Technologies has come a long way in 80 years.  

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