News

Tommy Tung has been bricklaying Ballarat for fifty
7th Dec 2016

Tommy Tung has been bricklaying Ballarat for fifty

Starting as a 15-year-old apprentice with A.W. Nicholson in January 1966, Mr Tung learned all the aspects of building in his training while specialising in the difficult bricklaying craft.

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Eureka Stadium grandstand skeleton starts to show
9th Nov 2016

Eureka Stadium grandstand skeleton starts to show

Construction work on stands at both ends of the ground are on schedule, but it is the larger western stand, along White Avenue, that Ballarat firm Nicholson Construction and City of Ballarat were confident to have a full skeleton

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Local firm wins Eureka Stadium contract
15th Jul 2016

Local firm wins Eureka Stadium contract

Construction of Eureka Stadium’s grandstand is expected to start as early as next week under local firm Nicholson Construction. The new stadium will have 5000 undercover seats...

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The Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute
5th Apr 2016

The Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

The Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute is currently shrouded in sheeting and scaffold, but the institution’s life continues inside as it has for 160 years, says Max Harris Collection curator Amy Tsilemanis.

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Freshen-up for an iconic old-time face
2nd Mar 2016

Freshen-up for an iconic old-time face

A restoration team will breathe new life into Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute. Construction will use methods and like-materials in line from when the iconic Sturt Street façade was built for a face-lift.

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First sod turned on $1.8-million Terang nursing...
5th Feb 2016

First sod turned on $1.8-million Terang nursing...

The first sod has been turned on a $1.8-million revamp at Terang’s Mount View Nursing Home. Member for Polwarth Richard Riordan visited the Terang & Mortlake Health Service Friday morning.

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New-look Sebastopol clinic is taking shape
17th Dec 2015

New-look Sebastopol clinic is taking shape

FACE-LIFT works are moving fast at Ballarat Community Health’s Sebastopol location.

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Warracknabeal hospital redevelopment
20th Oct 2015

Warracknabeal hospital redevelopment

A FIRST stage of the new Warracknabeal hospital will officially open on Monday. Works on the redevelopment started in July last year. Rural Northwest Health chief executive Catherine Morley said the new community health wing

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Renovations begin at Sebastopol site
16th Sep 2015

Renovations begin at Sebastopol site

Renovations at the Ballarat Community Health Sebastopol facility have commenced following the appointment of Ballarat building firm Nicholson Construction.

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Nicholson Construction, New Select Homes and Greg
2nd Jul 2015

Nicholson Construction, New Select Homes and Greg

Three companies – Nicholson Construction, New Select Homes and Greg Smith Homes – have cleaned up at this year’s Master Builders Association 2015 Regional Building Awards.

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Ballarat Community Health Primary Care Centre
21st May 2015

Ballarat Community Health Primary Care Centre

Funded jointly with the Commonwealth Government of Australia, through the Health and Hospitals Fund, the Ballarat Community Health Primary Care Centre creates a new approach to delivering quality and affordable healthcare to the b

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On time, under budget
22nd Apr 2015

On time, under budget

CONSTRUCTION of the City of Ballarat’s new 50-metre indoor pool has been completed under budget and on time. Ballarat’s Nicholson Construction officially handed over the project to the council on Monday.

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Ballarat's 50-metre pool project going swimmingly
15th Jan 2015

Ballarat's 50-metre pool project going swimmingly

BALLARAT’s new 50-metre pool is set to be unveiled by April. Large portions of the equipment used to run the pool have now been installed. Nicholson Construction director Richard Nicholson said the project was entering the

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Ballarat secures major swimming event
13th Dec 2014

Ballarat secures major swimming event

BALLARAT Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre will host the city's biggest ever swimming event next year. In a major coup for the city, Swimming Victoria announced on Friday that Ballarat would host the 2015 Victorian Country Short Cou

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Canterbury Park to be jewel in Greater Bendigo...
12th Dec 2014

Canterbury Park to be jewel in Greater Bendigo...

The redevelopment of Canterbury Park is nearing completion and the state-of-the-art sports hub will open to the public early next year. Works have reached fit-off stage for many of the new buildings, carpet has been installed i

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Regional Builder of the Year
31st Aug 2014

Regional Builder of the Year

Regional Builder of the Year Nicholson Construction Project: Federation College and Manufacturing and Engineering Skills Centre, Federation University, Grant Street, Ballarat

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Canterbury Park Precinct redevelopment underway
12th May 2014

Canterbury Park Precinct redevelopment underway

Cr Peter Cox and the Minister for Sport and Recreation Damian Drum have turned the first sod for the Canterbury Park Precinct redevelopment. The Precinct will be transformed in the coming months into a state-of-the-art multi-pu

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News Clippings

Local Firm Wins Eureka Stadium Contract

Construction of Eureka Stadium’s grandstand is expected to start as early as next week under local firm Nicholson Construction. The new stadium will have 5000 undercover seats, giving the grounds a total capacity for more than 11,000 spectators. Nicholson Construction was announced as the project’s contractor at a sod turning on Friday, three days after the contract was presented to Ballarat Council. Read the full article by clicking here.

RNH Prepares for Big Move

Health services in the Warracknabeal region are set to transform with the opening of Rural Northwest Health's $10.8 million stage two redevelopment at the Warracknabeal campus. The final chapter in the building saga, the acute and urgent care wing, is expected to provide services from its convenient new location from 1pm on February 10. Read the full article by clicking here.

Big move for health service

Health services across the Wimmera and southern Mallee are set to transform with the opening of Rural Northwest Health's $10.8 million stage two redevelopment at Warracknabeal. The final chapter in the building project, an acute and urgent care wing, is earmarked to provide services from its new location from 1pm, today. Read the full article by clicking here

Construction starts on western hub

The construction of Ballarat's newest police station is on track for completion by June 2016. A contract was awarded to local Ballarat Builder Nicholson Construction in July with works already commencing on the site located on Ballarat-Carnham Road. The $8 million project is one of the city's most important and while the project has been mooted as complete emergency services hub, it so far only has funding for the construction of a police station. Read the full article by clicking here

Builders of Health Care Facility and Season-Smart Family Home Named Sout West Master Builders of the Year

Devcon Properties and Nicholson Construction were given top honours on tonight at the South West Master Builders Regional Building Awards, held at The Pier, Geelong. Nicholson Construction was named Commercial Builder of the Year (South West) for their work on Ballarat Community Health, a purpose-built, multi-service primary care facility in Lucas. This timberand steel-framed multi-storey structure provides general practitioner consulting rooms and ancillary suites including podiatry, dental, physiotherapy, eye and ear services. It also holds offices, a board room, training areas and staff rooms. Read the full article by clicking here

Ballarat 50 metre pool moves closer to completion

THE new 50 metre pool at the Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre is taking shape. The roof and external walls were completed prior to the Christmas break, with work now focusing on the final sections of the building shell. Read the full article by clicking here

New pool a step closer - October  2014

The 50-metre indoor pool at the Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre is a step closer to the completion, after a state-of-the-art pool boom was installed. The boom, which is the largest single component of the project and the biggest single piece of fiberglass in Ballarat, was installed at the pool last week. Read the full article by clicking here  

A new chapter begins in Eaglehawk

Work is well underway at the Canterbury Park Sports Precinct redevelopment, triggering a 21st Century revitalisation of the Eaglehawk sporting hub. The $4.59M project includes new netball/tennis courts, a mixed-use pavilion, cricket nets and training area, synthetic bowling green, event space, roadway, car parking, footpaths and landscaping. Read the full article by clicking here

Reaching New Heights

It is pleasing to report that construction works are on schedule with the slab for the multipurpose pavilion poured. The wall frames are complete and roof trusses are expected to be installed this week. (Picture right shows frames going up). At ground level all components of the project have been cut to level providing an outline of the bowling green, netball/tennis courts, event oval and cricket nets. To read the full newsletter article click here

Stage two starts

Nicholson Construction started work this week on the $10.6 million Rural Northwest Health stage two redevelopment, clearing land for the new Community Health wing site and pouring concrete for a new Aged Care wing. Up to 35 staff will work on the redevelopment which includes the two wings in tandem, with the project expected to be completed by December 2015. To read the Warracknabeal Herald Article click here.  

Ballarat builder receives honour

Ballarat firm Nicholson Constructions has been named Master Builders Regional Builder of the Year. The award was presented on Friday night at the Excellence in Construction Awards at Crown Palladium. Nicholson Constructions was recognised for its work on the Federation College and Manufacturing and Engineering Skills Centre. To read the Ballarat Courier Article click here.  

Works in fast lane

Work is well under way on the construction of Ballarat's first 50m indoor swimming pool at the Ballarat Aquatic and Lilfestyle Centre. It is on schedule to be completed on time in March 2015 barring any more stretches of terrible weather. To read the Ballarat Courier Article click here.  

Work starts on new unit

Work will start next month on a $3 million mother-baby unit at the Ballarat Base Hospital. Minister of Mental Health Mary Wooldridge is expected to visit Ballarat on Wednesday to announce the start of construction for the project, which will give mothers experiencing mental health issues access to top quality mental health care in Ballarat. To read the Ballarat Courier Article click here.  

Hub Open in Lucas

ALMOST four years in the making, Ballarat Community Health's (BCH) new Lucas centre has been officially opened. In operation for several weeks now, the state-of-the-art hub provides GP services, counselling, sexual health services, podiatry and general wellbeing support. Ballarat MP Catherine King, who oversaw the project while in government, said it was a great facility for Lucas and Ballarat. "Community health hubs like this are needed to bring staff together, and really allow people to collaborate on things like prevention programs," Ms King said at the opening on Wednesday. To read the Ballarat Courier Article click here.  

Community health site completed

BALLARAT Community Health will build a new $13.6 million head office at Lucas. Construction of the state-of-the-art facility will begin next May and will be completed by May 2014. BCH focuses on health promotion and illness prevention, with programs aimed at dealing with alcohol issues, chronic illness, diabetes, mental health, podiatry, family violence, refugee health services and smoking cessation. To read the Ballarat Courier Article click here.  

Work on new $17m pool 'ahead of schedule'

The $17 million Olympic-sized swimming pool under construction at Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre is ahead of schedule, according to facility's project manager. The pool is the Ballarat firm's first 50-metre pool, after building half sized pools. Speaking at the pouring of the first section of the pool's concrete base, Dean Stevens, from Nicholsons, said everything was schedule for an opening next March. To read the Ballarat Courier Article click here.  

Federation College MESC now open!

The new Federation College Manufacturing Engineering Skills Centre was declared open this month by the Minister for Higher Education Peter Hall, marking the end of a job well done for Nicholson Construction. The new facility will house trades including metal fabrication and panel beating as well as a new specialist VCE program. This building has been significant for many reasons not least for its green nature with extensive measures taken to ensure its energy efficiency and sustainability for many years to come. To read the Ballarat Courier Article click here.  

Paving for Ballarat Health

The "Purchase a Paver" Scheme was recently opened at the new Lucus Health centre by the federal member for Ballarat Catherine King MP, to raise funds to support the new centres operation. Work on the new Ballarat Community Health Centre is on track for completion later this year and will provide a range of services including a GP clinic, counselling services and community nursing along with making space available for public use. To read the full Ballarat Courier article click here.  

Ballarat Aquatic Centre

In news this month Nicholson construction has just won the contract to build a new 50 meter pool for the Ballarat Aquatic Centre. Triumphing over three other major companies Nicolson Construction will begin work on the $9m project next month. To watch the WIN new bulletin click here.  

OFSC 1000 Projects

The Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner has just announced that the Government Building and Construction OHS Accreditation Scheme has now been applied to a 1,000 projects across Australia. Nicholson Construction was named as completing the milestone project with the Ballarat Community Health Primary Care Facility at Lucas estate in Ballarat. This scheme has been instrumental in improving safety standards across the industry through the rigours process that all accredited companies must go through in order to gain certification under the scheme. To read the article click here.  

Castlemaine Secondary College Redevelopment- Stage One

The first stage of redevelopment at Castlemaine Secondary College is progressing well and is on track for completion in early 2014. This stage of redevelopment includes a gymnasium, change rooms, two science labs, a science classroom, four general classrooms, a lecture theatrette and staff amenities. There is also a large amount of external redevelopment being undertaken including a new oval, bus turnaround point and general landscaping. With several section of this project already completed and operational it is well underway and is on track for its delivery. This redevelopment will allow Castlemaine Secondary College to consolidate its operation to one site and is the first of several the school hopes to undertake. To read the Castlemaine Mail article click here.  

Kerang District Health- Redevelopment Stage Two

Kerang District Health's $36.3 million redevelopment project will start within weeks and Nicholson Construction is proud to announce its involvement in the major construction phase. This project is vitally important for Kerang Health, delivering a new aged care unit, emergency department, radiology unit and ambulance station along with upgrades to other areas. To read the full Northern Times article click here  

Lucas Health Centre

Nicholson Construction has been awarded the $13.6 million contract for the new Lucas Health Centre located in the Lucas estate in Alfredton. This facility will be the newest arm of Ballarat Community Health and will provide a wide range of health services to the community including a GP clinic, counselling services and community nursing. It will also provide public space for community events and groups. To read the full Courier article click here

Archive

 

2012

 

Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka

This month we have an update on the progress of the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (MADE). Nicholson Construction is handling the construction component of this project and with everything running smoothly we are on track to meet the September completion date. When completed MADE will boast a wide range of facilities including; a new café, outdoor dining areas, theatre space, a dedicated education space, a stage, retail space and a new purpose built gallery to house the eureka flag. To read the MyBallarat article click here  

Western District Health Services (or Hamilton Hospital) Sub Acute Ward Redevelopment.

Nicholson Construction has been awarded the contract for the construction component of this 4.3 million dollar project. The project will consist of a major electrical upgrade and a complete redevelopment of the rehabilitation centre at the Hamilton Base Hospital. These works are part of the 35 million dollar capital works program that is being undertaken in the Hamilton area and will see a great improvement in the facilities that both staff and patient will have access to. To read the Hamilton Spectator click here  

Ballarat Art Gallery to feature in Architechture Australia magazine

across Australia with a circulation at around 15,000 copies. This month the Ballarat Art Gallery Annex has been a featured article in Architecture Australia magazine. This is the premier magazine for the Architectural industry and has great coverage With photographs of the project taken by John Gollings and feature article by Anna Johnson provides a good synopsis of the project. This project a credit to all involved and this coverage in such an important publication is something to be proud of.

 

2011

 

Nicholson Construction wins $18m UB Tech contract

Nicholson Construction has been awarded the $18m contract to construct the Manufacturing Technology Training Centre for the University of Ballarat. This project will create around 20 new jobs in Ballarat and be one of the largest we've undertaken. This amazing new facility will allow the University of Ballarat to provide training at the highest possible standard by utilising the latest manufacturing technology. Using this facility year 11-12 students will be able to obtain VCAL qualifications with the manufacturing centre providing training in engineering.  

Mast removed from the Australian Centre of Democracy.

Works are continuing on the $6m redevelopment of the Australian Centre of Democracy (formerly known as the "Eureka Centre") where an extension to the facility will provide enhanced exhibition and interpretation space. Nicholson Construction recently removed the 54m mast from the existing building. The demanding task required the use of a 300 Tonne crane with a pair separate support cranes assisting the process. This event marks a new stage of works on the centre with the mast set to be replaced so the Eureka flag can once again be viewed across the city.  

Wannon Shire Offices Demolished to make way for newhospital development

The former Wannon shire offices in Coleraine were demolished this month to make way for the new Coleraine hospital development. The shire offices were successfully dismantled in only one day to prepare the site for the new construction to take place. The Wannon shire vacated the offices after shire amalgamation in 1994 and the site will be developedinto Western District Health Centres Coleraine campus. Click here to read the Hamilton Spectator   

Demolition proceeding smoothly at the Australian Centre for Democracy.

The internal demolition process is running smoothly at the Australian Centre for Democracy with what was the rear wall removed to make way for the extensive redevelopment of the structure. A 300 tonne crane is being installed in preperation for the removal of the centres iconic mast and replace it with a new structure. Click here to read the Ballarat Courier  

Congratulations to Billy Bell for his appearance in the September edition of Westvic staffing solutions newsletter.

It's great to see one of our apprentices doing so well and we are proud to have such a committed individual as part of our team. He is a role model not just for the indigenous community but for all young people, showing that if you are prepared to make the commitment to an apprenticeship the opportunities are out there. Click here to read the Westvic Newsletter  

Nicholson Construction awarded Eureka redevelopment contract.

Nicholson Construction has been awarded the 5.6 million dollar redevlopment contract for the Australin Centre for Democracy. The prject will generate 12 new local jobs and is set to begin at the end of this month. Nicholson Construction is very proud to be working on such an important community project and is passionate about helping to preserve a key part of Ballarats heratige. Click here to read the Ballarat Courier  

Nicholson Construction Frontrunner for Australian centre for Democracy contract.

Nicholson Construction has been recomennded for the 5.6 million dollar contract for the redevelopement of the Eureka centre in Ballarat.  The project is part of 11.1 Million dollar revitaliasation of the Eureka site and is a key project for ballarats economy bringing new jobsand more business for local suppliers. Director Richard Nicholson says to be recommended for such a historical project makes the whole team proud to be Ballarat locals. Click here to read the Ballarat Courier  

Grange Residential Care Centre upgrade underway!

On the 27th of June Nicholson Construction began the Grange Residential care unit's upgrade. Western District Health Services CEO Jim Fletcher says that the Grange is one of the very few aged care facilities of its type in western victoria allowing residents to remain in the same place as their care needs change. This important upgrade to the Grange will allow more people to take advantage of this type of care. Click here to read the Hamilton Spectator  

Nicholson Construction awarded the $ 2.8m Grange residential care contract

The contract for the renovation and expansion of The Grange residential care facility was awarded to Nicholson Construction. The $2.8m contract will see an extensive redevelopment program which will involve the building of a new 7 bed wing, a new Kitchen and renovation of existing areas to provide more space for activities. Works are expected to commence late this month. Click here to read the Hamilton Spectator  

Nicholson construction awarded contract for Ballarat Art Gallery annex.

The $630,000 contract to build the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery's new annex has been awarded to us this month. The new space at the rear of the building will be part of the revitalisation of the camp street precinct. The space will be available for exhibitions, functions and performances. With one of its walls designed to open out onto Camp Street so it will also be available as a stage for public events. We are proud to be working on a project so vital to our cities culture. Click here to read the Ballarat Courier