When it comes to leading the way in renewable energy, Hydro Tasmania is, literally, about 100 years ahead of its time. Since the creation of its first hydropower development almost a century ago, Hydro Tasmania has earned a global reputation as Australia’s largest producer and leading supplier of renewable energy. In addition to being the largest manager of water, Hydro Tasmania uses technologically advanced systems to harness natural, clean, and environmentally friendly energy which is then sold on the national grid.
When discussing HL Cuthbert & Sons Pty Ltd (HLC), one word comes up time and time again: commitment. As a third generation family owned company based in Croydon, Victoria, HLC has more than 70 years experience in the region’s construction industry. In that time, the company has forged a winning formula for success; based on passion, a strong work ethic and a commitment to each and every project, this formula has resulted in over 80% of HLC’s business coming from repeat customers.
Established in 1914, Kennett Pty Ltd is a fourth generation commercial and industrial builder with offices in Adelaide and Mount Gambier. Founding brothers Clifford and Charles Kennett began trading from their family home in West Croydon as “Kennett Brothers” until the current trading name was adopted in the 1970s.
For moving small loads or heavy equipment up to 150 tonne, NQ Cranes (North Queensland Cranes) has the product for your business. NQ has a large range of overhead cranes, jib cranes, gantry cranes and chain hoists, engineered and designed to individual specifications with certification and compliance approval to the relevant Australian standards.
Now in its 125th year, Varley Group has changed a lot. It all started with George Henry Varley offering ship repair and conversion services in the late nineteenth century at a time when sail was being transformed to steam. With expansion of international trade, not least to the UK, and two major wars, there was always plenty of work around the NSW coastline to keep the company busy, while the mid-1970s first oil crisis provided a further opportunity for conversion work. Ships were converted to search for new oil reserves and exploration.
Luciano Pavarotti once said that, “One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” Eating well is pleasurable, no doubt; but in today’s world of packed schedules and long commutes, it has become a luxury of time that we can’t always afford. The joy that can come with thoughtfully preparing a meal and sitting down to enjoy it with loved ones can quickly become tiresome, a chore that must be crammed into our busy lives, and all too often we succumb instead to the temptation of the easy option – fast, takeout food which may be convenient, but which does little for our wallets, our waistlines, or our quality meal time with our families.
That there is much more to lighting than old-fashioned bulbs is never more evident that when talking to Colin Goldman. He is general manager of Famco, a lighting specialist that can claim – among many other feathers in its cap – it illuminated Melbourne’s Crown hotel and casino in a novel and beautiful manner.