The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-06-22T04:07:46Z Grenfell Tower Fire Tragedy 2017-06-22T04:07:46Z grenfell-tower-fire-tragedy The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) joins with other organisations from the Australian building and construction industry and from around the world in expressing our dismay at the tragic loss of life in the Grenfell Tower building fire catastrophe in London. Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by this devastating incident. It is the opinion of ACIF that the appropriate processes and investigations must be undertaken and reports published before further comments are provided. In 2014 Australia experienced a somewhat similar building fire incident at the Lacrosse building at Docklands, Melbourne, at which fortunately there was no loss of life or injury.  At present there is a Federal Parliamentary inquiry into non-conforming building products being used in the Australian building and construction industry. This inquiry should also inquire into the broader range of issues flowing from these and other overseas fire incidents including: codes and regulations, testing and approval of product design, selection, certification, construction and inspection of products as used, reporting, enforcement and appropriate consequences of non-compliance within the building process. Of importance too is the dissemination of information and the education of all building and design practitioners in the interpretation of the Building Code of Australia and the use of product. Australian governments, regulators and the construction industry should continue to cooperate and be vigilant to prevent similar tragedies occurring in Australia in the future; there should be no room for complacency on this issue. - ENDS - About Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) is the cohesive, trusted voice of the Australian construction industry. ACIF facilitates and supports an active dialogue between the key players in residential and non-residential building, and engineering construction, other industry groups, and government agencies. ACIF’s focus is on innovation, collaboration, equity and sustainability for the industry. ACIF Members are among the most significant associations in the industry, spanning the entire asset creation process from feasibility through design, cost planning, construction, building and management. ACIF harnesses the resources of its Members to research and develop initiatives that benefit businesses of all sizes, from the largest of construction companies to small consultancies. More information on ACIF is available from www.acif.com.au.  Nominate a deserving AusMumpreneur and show your support for Australian mums in business 2017-06-22T02:00:12Z nominate-a-deserving-ausmumpreneur-and-show-your-support-for-australian-mums-in-business The AusMumpreneur Conference and AusMumpreneur Awards are all about supporting Australian mums in business. This event provides a unique opportunity for women from all over Australia to come together to gain new skills, promote their business, connect with fellow mums in business, learn from leading business experts and celebrate the success of the best and brightest in the industry. Proudly presented by AusMumpreneur and The Women’s Business School, the AusMumpreneur Awards recognise the best and brightest in the Australian mumpreneur industry. The categories that will be judged are: AusMumpreneur of the Year Rising Star AusMumpreneur of the Year Emerging AusMumpreneur of the Year Regional Business Award Product Innovation Award Digital Innovation Award Sustainability Award Business Excellence Award AusMumpreneur Network Excellence Award Women’s Business School Excellence Award Global Brand Award Big Idea Award Making A Difference Award Retail Business Award Service Business Award Handmade Business Award The People's Choice Awards: Influencer Award Customer Service Award Making a Difference Award (Business) Making a Difference Award (Non-profit) Business owners or those who wish to nominate a mumpreneur, can go to: https://www.ausmumpreneur.com/ausmumpreneur-awards/ Nominations close on Friday the 30th of June 2017. Media Contact: Candice Meisels candice@candicepr.com 0481 369 484 Australia's First Off-Market Property Match-Making Platform 2017-06-16T01:17:18Z australia-s-first-off-market-property-match-making-platform New Off-Market Property Match-Making Platform For Buyers and Real Estate Agents propertywhispers.com.au - the home of off-market properties Media Release - 16 June 2017 In an Australian first, online business Property Whispers has launched a unique property match-making service for off-market listings – properties for sale ‘on the quiet’ or ‘pre-market’ - designed for all buyers and real estate agents. In a changing marketplace where prices have reached their peak and auction clearance rates fallen, off-market is the new “on” market! Thanks to Property Whispers, no longer do buyers need to struggle or pay fees to access the off-market inner circle, and real estate agents will now be able to reach far more ready buyers, creating a more competitive off-market sales process so the property can sell more quickly. This off-market property match-making service is now available to buyers and real estate agents by simply registering at propertywhispers.com.au. Co-Founder of Property Whispers and former real estate agent Liane Fletcher says, “Traditionally buyers needed to be on many sales agents’ databases or engage a buyers agent to access properties being sold on the quiet or pre-market. Now, buyers finally have the tool to access off-market properties that specifically match their purchase requirements. At the same time, agents can now offer vendors not wanting to pay for expensive advertising or those wanting to keep the sale quiet a platform to do so. A positive result for all! It’s a no-brainer for real estate agents and buyers alike.” How Property Whispers Works: 1. Buyers register list their property requirements (property type, bedrooms, bathrooms, parking, price guide, suburb). 2. Real estate agents list their off-market property specifications (property type, bedrooms, bathrooms, parking, price guide, suburb) - only discoverable via a match. No street address is revealed to the buyer. 3. An instant match occurs when a buyer’s property requirements matches an off-market property and the contact details are immediately sent to both buyer and agent so they can make contact. 4. The buyer and real estate agent speak, arrange to meet to view the property and hopefully a sale follows! Online registration is free for buyers to join Property Whispers. A three month obligation-free trial period is available for a limited time for all real estate agents who register online; those who choose to use the website thereafter pay an annual subscription fee. About Property Whispers: Property Whispers is Australia’s first off-market property website, matching buyers and their property requirements with suitable off-market properties in their chosen area, as listed by local real estate agents. Launching in Sydney in June 2017, with the service to be rolled out nationally over the next 12 months. Register online to access Property Whispers in your local area: www.propertywhispers.com.au For more information or to set up an interview with Liane Fletcher, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King – (02) 9571 4448 – 0423 833 814 – rachel@360pr.com.au Energy efficiency and clever design earns major industry accolade for CW-P15 2017-06-09T00:30:29Z energy-efficiency-and-clever-design-earns-major-industry-accolade-for-cw-p15 After being shortlisted as a Good Design® Selection finalist in the prestigious 2017 Good Design Awards, the Climate Wizard CW-P15 by Seeley International has achieved a major industry accolade after it was announced an award winner in the Product Design category (Commercial and Industrial) at a gala ceremony in Sydney last night. The CW-P15, which was released to market earlier this year, impressed the judging panel who commented: “Best in class energy saving coupled with good design make this a very appealing product. The fit for purpose housing makes this a truly integrated product that blends with a range of installation options.” In response to the award announcement, Seeley International Founder and Executive Chairman, Mr Frank Seeley AM FAICD, said the CW-P15 has leveraged on the multi-award winning Climate Wizard pedigree to achieve a revolutionary indirect evaporative air conditioner that uses a hyper-efficient counter-flow heat exchanger to produce 100% fresh, cool, outside air, with no added moisture.  “CW-P15 overcomes the shortcomings experienced with traditional evaporative air conditioning, and offers comfort conditions that are equivalent to or better than, conventional refrigerated air conditioning – using up to 80% less energy for cooling than refrigerated systems performing the same function,” Mr Seeley said. “Our development of CW-P15 allows a broader range of commercial and industrial customers to enjoy the unrivalled benefits and innovative technology of Climate Wizard. In addition to improving the cooling performance of refrigerated equipment, it can also extend the life of existing refrigerated systems - whether it is a retrofit or new installation,” he said.   Seeley International’s commitment to ongoing product improvement and innovation extends beyond enhanced functionality, to include a number of clever external design benefits, such as a UV-proof lightweight polymer corrosion-resistant casing to perfectly complement a range of roof or building designs. In addition to offering flexible configurations across commercial and industrial applications, CW-P15 takes full advantage of environmentally friendly R-718 (water) to achieve high quality cooling at high electrical efficiencies, with no ozone depleting gases or chemicals employed in its operation. “The CW-P15 offers a long lifespan in excess of 20 years, and during that time it is not intended that any substantial renewal of major components will be required. There are no consumable items that need regular replacing - except for air filters, which can be recycled,” Mr Seeley said. “CW-P15 is made completely in-house at Seeley International’s SA-based manufacturing plant, and reflects our ongoing commitment to innovation, an active contribution to sustain local manufacturing, and ongoing employment opportunities for Australians,” he said. The CW-P15 has integrated several key maintenance and service enhancements to ensure low maintenance requirements and costs, and sets the industry benchmark when it comes to being easy to maintain through the development of new standard filters, with optional washable or disposable pleated panel filters accommodated in the one design. Similarly, clever design ensures that inverter drive motors are long life and easily accessible from front or rear of the unit, should servicing or replacement be needed. All service installation points, such as power, water and waste are easily accessible during and after installation. Other key features of the CW-P15 include: A new compact design which allows for easy side-by-side, rooftop installation, Smaller footprint and visually low profile designed to perfectly blend with a rooftop, Enhanced access and handling ensures easier installation, connection, service and maintenance, Integrated lifting points in the design, ensuring simple crane and forklift transport and installation, Direct-mount or frame-mount installation, with the ability to be mounted side-by-side on either side, with all maintainable parts accessed by the front or back of the unit, A twin fan design means CW-P15 features separate exhaust and supply channels, The design of CW-P15 allows constant supply through air conditioning systems’ low pressure ducts, New axial propeller fans, with the sickle blade / air-foil design ensuring added efficiency, Integrated air filtration systems, with options for disposable or washable box filters, Use of single phase power, rather than three phase power and Optional MagIQtouch Controller or standard MagIQcool Controllers, allowing users to set temperatures on-site or remotely. “The Australian Good Design Awards attracted innovative entries from all corners of the world and the standard of submissions this year has really been incredible,” said Dr Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia and Chair of the Good Design Awards program. “Good design is about making our lives better, safer and happier. It extends to everything around us – from the products we use in our daily lives and the services we interact with to the buildings we live and work in – they can all be improved through better design. That’s what lies at the heart of these awards”. Managed by Good Design Australia, the annual Good Design Awards program recognises and rewards excellence in design, innovation and creativity at a national and international level. Australia’s Good Design Awards date back to the 1950's and have an enviable record of unearthing globally recognised talent and products, with entries undergoing an extensive evaluation process involving more than 35 Australian and international design experts. About Seeley International Seeley International is Australia’s largest air conditioning manufacturer and is market leader in the design and manufacture of ducted and portable heating and cooling products for the domestic, commercial and industrial markets in Australia. Renowned for its innovation, Seeley International’s brands include Breezair, Braemar, Climate Wizard, Convair, Coolair, Braemar and Coolerado. Based in Adelaide’s south - and with factories in Adelaide (evaporative coolers) and Albury (gas heaters, refrigerated and commercial cooling) - the company was founded in 1972 by Frank Seeley AM, who remains Executive Chairman. Unlike many of its competitors, Seeley International continues to design and manufacture most of the components for its Australian made products, which it exports to more than 120 countries around the world. More information about Seeley International and its products can be found at www.seeleyinternational.com New Castlemaine Eco Village Creates a Stir 2017-06-07T00:51:38Z new-castlemaine-eco-village-creates-a-stir Castlemaine is the home of a new eco village that is set to create new standards for sustainable living in Australia. Even before the official launch, Melbournians have been travelling up to Castlemaine to the informal Coffee Q&A sessions to learn more about this path-breaking new development. The Paddock Eco Village will offer a high quality, low carbon lifestyle with an emphasis on food growing and community – at prices that compare favourably to Melbourne property. The 27 architect-designed houses will form a crescent around a large area of shared space comprising of food gardens, planted wetlands, walkways and recreation areas. The brainchild of local ‘enviro-entrepreneurs’ Neil and Heather Barrett, The Paddock is being developed in accordance with the Living Building Challenge, a rigorous, inspiring standard for housing developments. The Paddock’s 8.5 energy rated architect-designed houses will be smaller than today’s average sized home and will each be powered by a 4kW grid-connected solar system. “The energy bill savings for a Paddock home, compared to the average Victorian home, will be around $2,000 per year”, said Damien Moyse, Policy and Research Manager at the Alternative Technology Association. “With house prices from around $390,000, the intention is that The Paddock will be an inclusive place to live for people of all ages and from all backgrounds”, said Neil Barrett. There is an opportunity to learn more about The Paddock at the launch on Friday 16th June, at 7.30pm at Buda Historic House, Castlemaine. At the event there will be an opportunity to put questions to the architect, engineer, landscape architect as well as the property developers. The following morning, there’ll be an opportunity to visit the site, and meet the team over a cuppa and muffin. To register for the events and find out more, visit http://thepaddockcastlemaine.com.au For more information, contact: Robert Jennings (03) 5470-5932/ 0431-217-618 rob@wepushbuttons.com.au Six Finished Homes Still Available at Prestigious Land Estate in Erskine 2017-06-02T06:14:52Z six-finished-homes-still-available-at-prestigious-land-estate-in-erskine Perth, WA, 02 June 2017 - Origin Projects, formerly known as 4Land Property Group, have built a reputation for affordable house and land packages on land estates in desirable locations in the Perth area. As Origin Projects, they have widened their “reach” to include “boutique” properties such as The Retreat at Mandurah Quay.The Retreat is located within the Mandurah Quay Resort in Erskine, adjacent to Mandurah. It is only a minute’s walk to the Waterside Restaurant on Peel Inlet. The Indian Ocean, Mandurah Ocean Marina, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre and the Mandurah City Centre are less than ten minutes away by car. The Halls Head Shopping Centre and the Erskine Shopping Centre are each four minutes away. The Retreat is also within a two minute walk of the Len Howard Conservation Park and the Peel Inlet. The Halls Head Bowls Club and the Mandurah Recreation Centre are five minutes away. There are also golf courses, landscaped parks, nature walks and nature preserves nearby. The Retreat is also conveniently located with regards to medical facilities and transport. It is less than an hour to the Perth CBD by train or by expressway.The Retreat offers a seachange lifestyle for Perth residents who want seachange but still want access to Perth and all it has to offer as a Capital City. Finished Turnkey HomesThe six homes available as of this writing are fully finished, turnkey homes. They are priced from $459,000 to $465,000. They are on lots measuring from 296 sqm to 336 sqm. All have three bedrooms, two baths and two car spaces. The ceilings are high and there is ample storage space in each home.The homes and the community are designed to adhere to the strict standards of the Mandurah Quay Resort. This ensures that the estate will always be kept up to standard. The community is designed to fit in with its natural surroundings, creating a mix of aesthetics and location that are proving to be quite popular among homebuyers.Travis Kell is the sales manager for The Retreat at Mandurah Quay. According to Mr Kell:“It’s beautiful down here in Mandurah. Interest has been high because a lot of people still love the idea of a seachange lifestyle but with full access to big city amenities. The Mandurah-Erskine area is self-contained and has a host of amenities and infrastructure. It also has a great selection of entertainment options, both indoors and outdoors. There is plenty of shopping and a lot of nice cafes and restaurants for those who like their recreation indoors. For those who like nature, the Peel Inlet and the Indian Ocean provide every watersport imaginable.”Mr Kell concluded: “A lot of people drive down here from Perth and decide to stay because of the lifestyle and the people.”Origin Projects develops house and land packages on land estates in desirable Perth suburbs. They conduct extensive research before deciding where to develop their land estates, choosing suburbs that combine a great lifestyle now with the potential for both short term and long term capital growth. To enquire about the finished homes at The Retreat or to learn more about Origin Projects, call (08) 9935 9969 or visit their website: http://www.theretreatmandurah.com.au/. Evocities - debunking the myths about regional city living 2017-06-01T00:00:02Z evocities-debunking-the-myths-about-regional-city-living Generous community spirit, a rich cultural life, an abundance of career opportunities and access to state-of-the-art services are just a few of the many advantages NSW regional Evocities - Albury, Armidale, Bathurst, Dubbo, Tamworth and Wagga Wagga - have to offer. Just ask Evocity relocator, Tracy and Peter Nugent who, only last year, moved from their Stanhope Gardens home in Sydney to the NSW North West city of Tamworth. “We haven’t looked back,” said Tracy. “Tamworth has everything we need for our lifestyle and more. It’s both big enough and small enough for us and we’ve been welcomed into the community with open arms.” After deciding they needed a city change, Tracy and Peter started looking for a place that could offer them rewarding career opportunities, a relaxed lifestyle as well as access to all the modern conveniences and services they were accustomed to in Sydney. “For us, work was definitely an important factor. We wanted to make sure that if we moved, we still had rewarding jobs to go to each day,” said Tracy. Fortunately, it didn’t take long before the perfect opportunity came up and Peter was able to take on a position in Tamworth that was of the same stature and remuneration as his role in Sydney. Tracy beamed: “The move has been great for us. Peter was basically able to transfer to Tamworth so we haven’t experienced much of a change in income but we have enjoyed a significant decrease in our cost of living, not to mention we have found all this time to do the things we enjoy.” With a background in office administration and work, health, and safety it didn’t take long before Tracy was also able to secure a position in Tamworth, just around the corner from her husband’s work in fact. “It’s so nice, we get to catch up for lunch once a week,” she says. “We would never have been able to do that in Sydney.” Since their children and families are still in Sydney being able to get back easily was another important factor for the Nugents when deciding to relocate. “In Sydney, even though our children and families are both there, it was always hard to make time to see each other. Since we’ve moved to Tamworth we see each other almost as often because we have time to make time and travel is not an issue. It’s an easy drive and with daily flights of only an hour each way we can be down and back in a day if we need to,” said Tracy. Having access to high-quality health services, including a state-of-the-art hospital; museums, galleries and world-class events was just the icing on the cake for Tracy and Peter when they moved to Tamworth. “It wasn’t a big culture shock at all. The community is so wonderful, there is always something to do, or something see. There is a real rural atmosphere, but a cosmopolitan feeling, we’ve absolutely got the best of both worlds here.” As one of the six largest regional centres in NSW, Tamworth is a dynamic and progressive city boasting lifestyle, education, and employment that are the envy of many metropolitan cities. Evocities spokesperson, Councillor Kevin Mack said: “It’s great to see people like the Nugent’s bringing their skills to regional areas and making the most of the opportunities Evocity living has to offer.” “With a median house price under $310,000, key employment and business opportunities, Tamworth, like our other Evocities, boasts quality lifestyles, affordable housing, diverse employment and tertiary education opportunities, unique shopping, leisure and dining offerings, and access to high-quality schools and health services. What more could you want?” Since the campaign’s launch in 2010, Evocities has attracted more than 469,140 visits to Evocities.com.au and more than 1.8 million visits to evojobs.com.au and had over 2,900 households relocate to the Evocities. Further information about the Evocities campaign can be found at www.evocities.com.au. To view career opportunities available across the Evocities visit www.evojobs.com.au. Note to editor: For Evocity relocator stories please contact Sara Crowe, C7EVEN Communications on 02 6766 4513/ 0438 197 559 sara.crowe@c7even.com.au Prices Drop at Parfumi Rise 2017-05-31T09:03:24Z prices-drop-at-parfumi-rise Perth, WA, 31 May 2017 - One of the hottest land development companies in the Perth area is Origin Projects. And one of their hottest land estates is Pafumi Rise, located in Landsdale. Pafumi Rise is situated on Landsdale Road and Hepburn Avenue. It is an elevated land estate that offers stunning views overlooking Landsdale, stretching to the Darling Ranges beyond.Landsdale is the “best of both worlds” for people looking to build homes. They are in a location that offers a great lifestyle now and is also primed for capital growth, both short term and long term. The land blocks are all elevated and are in close proximity to a host of planned open spaces and amenities.Currently, the amenities nearby include the Kingsway City Shopping Centre, Whiteman Park and the Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex, along with a host of other amenities such as schools, medical facilities, transport, restaurants, entertainment and a host of other options.Hottest House And Land Packages in the Perth Market?Currently, Stage 1 is sold out and there are only eight blocks left in Stage 2. Origin Projects have decided to reduce prices on the remaining eight blocks. This is in addition to offering free Colorbond side and rear boundary fencing. The blocks range in size from 529 m2 to 526 m2 with prices starting from $359,000 to $371,000. They were originally priced from $367,000 to $381,000. Madeleine McErlain is the Marketing Manager for Origin Projects. According to Ms McErlain:“Pafumi Rise is another in a long line of successful projects by 4Land Property Group and now Origin Projects. We are proud of Pafumi Rise and how popular it has become. We selected Landsdale because it is within a reasonable distance of the Perth CBD, but it is also within the Wanneroo footprint and has access to the Wanneroo amenities and infrastructure.”Ms McErlain continued: “One of the reasons Pafumi Rise is so popular is because of the views. When people visit the site, they usually decide they want in. They know Pafumi Rise is a private estate that should appreciate in value greatly over the coming years. Investors know they can easily rent a new home with a stunning view in a great location for a premium price.”Ms McErlain added further: “Pafumi Rise has been more successful in a shorter period of time than almost any of our projects and that is saying something. It has everything most people want in a homesite. Once they get here, they really love what they see.”Ms McErlain concluded: “Come on up to Pafumi Rise and see for yourself why it is become so popular in such a short period of time.”Origin Projects provide house and land packages on a wide range of land estates in the Perth area. They developed a reputation for prime land at affordable prices when they were called 4Land Property Group. As Origin Projects, they have expanded to serve a wider range of people by including some boutique land estates in their portfolio. To learn more about Pafumi Rise or any of their land estates, call (08) 6500 4488 or visit their website: http://www.originprojects.com.au/. SKIP GIVES SYDNEY HALF PRICE COFFEE 2017-05-31T05:16:16Z skip-gives-sydney-half-price-coffee From now until Sunday 11th June, Skip is offering Sydneysiders 50% off all coffee orders – with zero waiting time – at participating cafés.      According to the latest data from online coffee and food ordering app Skip, Sydneysiders are paying on average $3.91 for a medium coffee, which is over $1,000 a year per coffee drinking Australian for a 5-day working week.   Skip General Manager, Bill Bizos, says: “We are looking to revolutionise the way Sydneysiders order their morning coffee by offering you half price coffees for the next two weeks, plus no more waiting in queues! All you need to do is download the Skip app via the App store of Google store, pre-order and pay, enter promo code SYDNEY at the check-out, then once it’s ready you can skip the queue to pick it up – it’s that easy!”   Skip is a smartphone app that helps customers ‘skip the queue’ by ordering and pre-paying for coffee and food. People can order in advance and pick up at a pre-arranged time at a Skip café in Sydney. Skip was developed in response to the trend for on-demand services for time-poor consumers and the growing cashless society Sydney is becoming.  Bill Bizos is available for interview and can discuss the following: How Australia is becoming a cashless society, and apps like Skip support this this shift in the way we transact in 2017 A step by step guide on how Australians can use Skip to increase productivity (from a consumer and small business perspective) How Sydneysiders can get in on the action How else Skip is making Australians’ lives easier  ENDS                For more information on Skip, interviews with Bill Bizos or images, please contact:  Olivia Meena (02) 8353 5746 or 0403 646 259 olivia.meena@hausmann.com.au     About Skip Skip is an online ordering and payment app for smartphones that helps customers ‘skip the queue’ by ordering and prepaying for coffee and food at hundreds of venues nationally. Visit www.skip.com.au.   Wavelength International listed in the Best SMEs to Work Asia 2017 2017-05-30T05:21:58Z wavelength-international-listed-in-the-best-smes-to-work-asia-2017 Wavelength International has made the prestigious Best Places to Work Asia 2017, one of only 3 Australian businesses to make the top 10 of the small and medium workplaces list. The Best Places to Work Australia Study is one of the world’s most comprehensive independent studies of workplace culture by global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work – More than 1,400 companies participated in national list studies in the 9 Asia-region countries where Great Place to Work® is represented. Wavelength shot into the top 10 this year, placing 9th in the top 25 Best Places to Work (20-500) employees. It is an impressive achievement, especially in an industry renowned for its high pressure work environments and high staff turnover. “It just goes to show you can be a successful high performance business by embracing a generous and supportive culture,” says Chris Riley, Wavelength’s CEO. “Just by walking through the door, you immediately sense Wavelength is a happy, motivated and engaged place to work. In my experience in this industry our workplace culture is quite unique: everyone cares passionately about the business and working collaboratively as a team." With over 75 employees, Wavelength is Australia’s largest and most successful medical recruitment agency. The company offers a range of employee benefits including: Flexible and family friendly working hours, Free breakfast Fitness classes A creative, casual and fun working environment i Monetary incentives linked with productivity and performance against key goals. Additional information Specific highlights that have made Wavelength a great place to work include: · A generous remuneration and commission scheme renowned for being extremely market competitive. Wavelength is also committed to making salary packages consistent and fair across the organisation. Employees in all roles are recognised and rewarded for outstanding performance. Individual goals created for all employees quarterly which are part of their performance criteria. Managers regularly meet with team members to provide feedback and coach them to be even better in their role. An internal mentoring program which enable employees to discover and develop their talents. · A real commitment to work life balance with a broad range of flexible full-time, part-time and job share work patterns in place. Employees can work flexibly between 7am and 7pm and have the opportunity to work from home one day a week. Wavelength also offers an additional five days of annual leave once an employee has completed four years’ continuous employment. A generous paid parental leave program and flexibility when it comes to extended leave for weddings and overseas trips. · Inspiring values of excellence, ingenuity, integrity and heart incorporated into all business processes, policies and communications. · A bright, fresh, modern and open workspace to encourage a positive working environment and work life balance. There are showers, great training facilities and plenty of room for regular health and fitness sessions. Breakfast, drinks and healthy snacks are all provided daily for all employees. · A love for celebrations – birthdays, anniversaries, individual and company achievements. · An internal social networking platform to foster a modern culture of openness and transparency. · Quarterly employee briefings to share information, business goals, successes, challenges and new initiatives. A commitment to the health sector both in Australia and overseas. Wavelength actively donates and fundraises for the Fred Hollows Foundation and Médecins Sans Frontières. The company also sponsors indigenous medical students and encourages employees to participate in other charitable events throughout the year. ### About Wavelength International Wavelength International
is Australia’s largest medical recruitment company, offering local and international candidate resourcing, medical registration and immigration services for medical professionals and healthcare employers. Based in Sydney, we work with over 300 hospitals, clinics and general practices across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. About Great Place to Work Inc Great Place to Work Inc, is a global research and consulting firm specialising in workplace excellence and development of high-trust and high-engagement workplace cultures. Our proprietary research tool, the Trust Index Employee Engagement Survey, is taken annually by over 10 million employees worldwide. Leading companies worldwide use our model to increase the levels of trust across their organisations and drive business results. For further information, please contact: Deanna Daly Marketing Executive, Wavelength International Tel: 02 8353 9032 Email: ddaly@wave.com.au www.wave.com.au www.wavies.com.au Homely.com.au grows sales team to fuel expansion 2017-05-25T23:22:58Z homely-com-au-grows-sales-team-to-fuel-expansion MELBOURNE, VIC – May 13, 2016 Free-to-list real estate portal Homely.com.au announces several new appointments across its Sydney and Melbourne teams. Employee numbers are set for continued growth during the remainder of 2016 on the back of the successful launch of the Premier Agent product, which was introduced to the market in late February 2016. NSW Sales Manager, Rob Trovato is excited to announce that the Sydney team has expanded with the recent appointment of Michael Poulos. "Michael comes with a wealth of knowledge and expertise, having worked as a sales agent and as a leading auctioneer...This experience and market knowledge places him well to assist and understand the challenges agents are faced with", Rob says. Michael's addition to the team comes soon after that of another well respected industry figure: Matt McGrath. Matt was appointed to look after the eastern suburbs and north shore. Matt has extensive industry experience having worked as an agent for one of the strongest boutique agencies in Sydney's eastern suburbs. National Sales Director Rocky Bartolotto is also pleased to announce the hiring of Rory Cook and Kasia Brennan in Melbourne. "Both Rory and Kasia are well equipped with a detailed understanding of the Melbourne property market, having worked in the industry for several years", Rocky says. "I'm delighted to welcome all four new staff to the Homely crew. It's an exciting time as we continue to grow and drive competition among the existing Australian property portals", Rocky says. "We frequently hear reports that other portal prices are increasing, sometimes twice a year, so our free to list platform is one that is needed and here to stay", Rocky explains. "We strive to constantly evolve, to do something no other portal is doing and are looking to provide the best agent profiles and branding products currently on the market", Rocky says. Since launching Premier Agent in February the uptake among agents has been well received. "We've seen many high profile agents and offices embrace Premier Agent and they're quickly seeing the benefits of community engagement the platform offers in creating new leads...this is something that just can't be matched by our competition", Rocky says. Two years ago Homely started out with just four staff and has come a long way in a short time. Homely now has over 20 full-time employees, with expansion and recruitment across all states set to continue over the next six months in all divisions of the Homely team. About Homely: With over 340K listings and 500K local reviews and insights, Homely is a faster and easier way to search for property to buy and rent in Australia. Founded by Jason Spencer and Adam Spencer, the company is based in Melbourne, Australia. For further information contact: Jason Spencer jason@homely.com.au  Connect with homely.com.au: Website: http://www.homely.com.au/ Facebook: facebook.com/homely.com.au Twitter: @homelyau After reaching 3rd position, homely.com.au takes on the major real estate portals with secret weapon 2017-05-25T23:22:54Z after-reaching-3rd-position-homely-com-au-takes-on-the-major-real-estate-portals-with-secret-weapon MELBOURNE, VIC – May 26, 2017   Fresh off being nominated as one of the top five real estate apps in the world for 2017 by the prestigious New York based Webby awards, Homely has shared the secrets that have helped it become the third largest national real estate portal in Australia.    “Over 10 years we have built a very unique audience”, says Homely Co-Founder, Jason Spencer. “Almost 10 million Australians visited our site in the last 12 months looking for a home and that’s for one big reason...we have something realestate.com.au and Domain do not.”   Homely is the only Australian real estate portal to offer local content and community collaboration tools in the form of street and suburb reviews, Q&A and local discussion forums. These unique features connect homebuyers, renters and sellers with other knowledgeable locals and real estate agents.    Homely has patented its street and suburb review process and owns the largest collection of ‘What it’s like to live somewhere’ content in Australia.    “Homely is engaging people much earlier in the home buying and renting process than other real estate portals”, says Co-Founder Adam Spencer.    “It’s taken many years but we now rank in the top three search results for over 90% of Australian suburb searches on Google. We’re the only portal in Australia that lets people research ratings and reviews to know what it’s like to live somewhere before buying or renting a home. It gives Homely a very unique customer acquisition strategy.”    “Consumers come for the unique content and stay for the beautiful property listings”, Adam says.   The strategy has proven successful in the United States with portals Trulia and Zillow offering similar community centred content to fuel organic traffic growth.   "Our rapid growth over the past year proves that consumers want to research their home buying decisions on Homely. Our street and suburb reviews provide insights that homebuyers can use to make the smartest possible decisions about purchasing their most valuable asset," says Adam. “We're seeing tremendous growth in all areas of our business as we help millions of consumers connect with our real estate partner advertisers.”   Homely’s recently launched advertising platform ‘Homely Ads’ offers real estate professionals exposure across local community content in conjunction with priority promotion for listings within consumer search queries.    “Our advertising model enables agents to engage in our local discussions to connect with potential homebuyers, renters and sellers even before they start searching for a home. Agents tell us this builds trust and loyalty, helping win new business when locals become buyers and sellers”, says Jason.    Homely is the third largest national real estate portal based on the volume of listings on its marketplace, its three year traffic acceleration and adoption by over 90% of real estate agents nationally.   To help crystallise its third position Homely is gearing up for a major marketing campaign ‘Only on Homely’ to showcase the unique content that has helped the site achieve its industry position and ultimately support its agent advertisers.    “It’s an exciting time for us at Homely”, says Jason. “The last 12 months have been a phenomenal growth period for us with record levels in all key metrics including traffic, leads, content and a 5th Webby nomination. We have had several approaches from major investors both here and overseas looking to get into the space and we look forwarding to making Homely Australia’s next household brand.”   About Homely: Homely.com.au is a real estate search portal that helps millions of Australia’s each year to find their next home. Homely.com.au features over 90% of all real estate listings in Australia combined with unique neighbourhood content. Consumers can engage with street, suburb and agent reviews, a local Q&A community, school data and other tools to help them find the perfect place to live. Homely has been collecting ratings and reviews since 2007 where it was previously branded StreetAdvisor.com.au. Headquartered in Melbourne, Homely is privately held and founded by Jason Spencer and Adam Spencer.    For further information, contact: Jason Spencer jason@homely.com.au  Connect with homely.com.au: Website: homely.com.au Facebook: facebook.com/homely.com.au Twitter: @homelyau Simplifying complexity and reducing risk: SAI Global’s Property Enquiry Report makes life easier for conveyancing professionals 2017-05-22T05:23:06Z simplifying-complexity-and-reducing-risk-sai-global-s-property-enquiry-report-makes-life-easier-for-conveyancing-professionals To date, technological advances have only focused on improving the settlement component of the property transaction with little consideration to simplifying the complex due diligence phase.  Seeking to improve the outcome for both conveyancers as well as the property buyers and sellers, SAI Global’s new Property Enquiry Report leverages new technology to streamline the due diligence process, helping conveyancing professionals enhance their ability to advocate on behalf of customers. The Property Enquiry Report, generates a short, easily digestible summary from the vast number of searches conveyancing professionals must obtain on behalf of a customer.  Potential risks are highlighted and rated using a simple red light system to enable more productive conversations with customers about potential risks attached to a property. “Most home buyers and sellers don’t understand the intricacies of the due diligence process and we believe the Property Enquiry Report will go a long way to help conveyancing professionals showcase the value they deliver as customer advocates,” said Amanda Baker, SAI Global’s Head of Property Industry Development. In addition to the benefit the Property Enquiry Report provides from a customer advocacy perspective, it delivers significant time savings for conveyancing professionals.   An average conveyancing matter takes around five hours to complete and we estimate that the Property Enquiry Report will reduce this by one hour.  For a small conveyancing business with two conveyancers completing 28 matters per month, our estimates indicate the Property Enquiry Report would save the firm up to 9.2 billable weeks per annum. To strengthen the Property Enquiry Report’s usability and authority, the Australian Institute of Conveyancers (AIC) assisted with establishment of due diligence minimums before it can be generated.  This represents the first step towards standardising the due diligence process to help conveyancing businesses reduce their business risk and provide an additional layer of security to their customers. Aiming to add greater clarity and consistency for conveyancing industry reporting, the Property Enquiry Report is consistent and the number of searches covers the key minimum standard required taking into account any state regulations. With economic pressures contributing in some cases to buyers cutting corners on the level of due diligence undertaken, the Property Enquiry Report is also expected to strengthen the authority of conveyancing professionals by providing expert support to justify the number of searches required. “The standardisation of reporting delivered by the Property Enquiry Report will assist in managing operational risk for conveyancing practices seeking to scale up operation by ensuring minimum standards are met, no matter which practitioner is completing the due diligence and no matter how many corners their customer may be trying to cut,” said Ms Baker. The Property Enquiry Report will be available to conveyancing professionals in Victoria from Monday 22 May and progressive roll out is planned across New South Wales and Queensland over the coming months.  Conveyancing professionals wanting to find out more about the Property Enquiry Report can find out more about it here: www.saiglobal.com/propertyenquiryreport. Double Dip Downturn in the Australian Construction Market 2017-05-10T12:09:11Z double-dip-downturn-in-the-australian-construction-market The latest industry forecasts released today by Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), the peak consultative body for building and construction, show this important industry for employment is moving quickly through two peaks in activity with a less fevered period of activity coming. The ACIF Forecasts for May 2017 show that Engineering Construction is midway through a sharp downslide. Demand in the sector, that includes mining-related construction, plus roads, rail and other large infrastructure is coming off a record-breaking peak driven by the mining development boom to take second position behind Residential Building. Residential Building is in the middle of its own boom. This has pushed growth beyond the housing fundamentals and a downturn is on its way. “Synchronisation of the dominant cycles in the construction market is clear when you look at the change in work done,” said Kerry Barwise, Head Forecaster for ACIF. “Growth in Engineering Construction spiked in 2012-13, about the same time that Residential Building bottomed out. The ACIF Forecasts for May 2017 show growth in Residential Building will peak this year (2016-17), close to the time when Engineering Construction is reaching is lowest point in contraction.” There is still a lot of work in hand in most sectors of the Australian construction market. The Engineering Construction sector is still going strong, and in 2016-17 is forecast to turnover close to $80 billion. There are still a number of large Infrastructure projects that are under development such as the development of the NBN or where plans are reaching an advanced stage including major road projects and new tramways/light rail projects. The boom in Residential Building will lift the value of work done to $100 billion over this year, completing 220,000 homes, the largest number on record. Non-Residential Building activity declined in 2015-16 to arrive at $36 billion in line with economic statistics showing soft non-mining business investment. Soft business investment conditions are expected to carry over into a further decline in Non-Residential Building activity in 2016-17 and 2017-18.  In practice, Non-Residential Building activity is made up of a broad mix of activities and the drivers of investment differ by sub-category and the outlook for each sub-sector, including those of Offices, Education and Retail/Wholesale Trade, need to be considered carefully. “The Federal Budget clearly has put infrastructure spending as a key priority. As the ACIF Forecasts show, the engineering sector continues to decline from the record highs of the mining boom and residential building is close to peaking,” said Adrian Harrington, Chair of ACIF’s Construction Forecasting Council which oversees the production of the ACIF Forecasts.  “The Federal Government clearly recognises that quality infrastructure is critical to ensure our cities and regions continue to grow and the significant role the construction sector plays in driving employment and productivity growth. "As an industry not-for-profit, ACIF produces this information to assist businesses and governments at all three levels navigate the rapidly changing marketplace and help them plan for the future." The Australian Government Budget 2017-18 is likely to assist in moderating the dual cycles that are bearing down on building and construction activity. Measures such as the establishment of the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation and the First Home Super Saving Scheme are expected to support more affordable housing provision cutting in right when the ACIF forecasts view that Residential Building will need some uplift. The $75 billion funding commitment in infrastructure investment over the 10 years to 2027 will be spread over all of the states and over the key infrastructure categories. Some of the activities mentioned in the budget are already listed in the ACIF Major Projects database. It is too early to say where the Budget measures are adding to forecast construction amounts, or adding certainty and funding to projects that have already been included in the May 2017 ACIF Forecasts. The ACIF Forecasts are available from Australian Construction Industry Forum from today. Available in two formats: Australian Construction Market Report, an 80+ page expert analysis on the economy and industry sectors, plus the Customised Forecasts Dashboard, an online portal where users can query the full ACIF Forecasts database on 20 work types, over a twenty year period. Find out more at www.acif.com.au/forecasts.   About Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF)Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) is the cohesive, trusted voice of the Australian construction industry. ACIF facilitates and supports an active dialogue between the key players in residential and non-residential building, and engineering construction, other industry groups, and government agencies. ACIF’s focus is on innovation, collaboration, equity and sustainability for the industry. ACIF Members are among the most significant associations in the industry, spanning the entire asset creation process from feasibility through design, cost planning, construction, building and management. ACIF harnesses the resources of its Members to research and develop initiatives that benefit businesses of all sizes, from the largest of construction companies to small consultancies. More information on ACIF is available from www.acif.com.au. About ACIF Forecasts ACIF Forecasts are rolling ten year forecasts of demand across residential, non-residential and engineering construction in Australia. The Forecasts are prepared by respected economic modellers, using high quality data sources, and are overseen by ACIF’s Construction Forecasting Council, an industry panel of expert analysts and researchers. ACIF Forecasts are used by thousands of professionals each year, from across the full range of stakeholders, from major organisations to small consultancies. ACIF Forecasts are available as the Australian Construction Market Report, and detailed numbers are available by subscribing to the Customised Forecasts Dashboard. More information about ACIF is available from www.acif.com.au/forecasts.  Turnkey Homes Still Available in The Retreat at Mandurah Quay 2017-05-01T08:50:22Z turnkey-homes-still-available-in-the-retreat-at-mandurah-quay Perth, WA, 01 May 2017  - While seachange isn’t the craze it was a few years ago, it is still very real and achievable for many. People who are tired of living in the city have been moving toward the shore to find peace and serenity while gaining access to a full range of watersports. This has changed the dynamic of many towns on the shore due to increased population, but there are still some places to move for those who want to live a more relaxed lifestyle while still having access to the Perth CBD.One such place is The Retreat at Mandurah Quay. The Retreat is located within Mandurah Quay, adjacent to the Mandurah Quay Resort. It is a walk of less than five minutes to the Len Howard Conservation Park. The Waterside Restaurant on the Peel Inlet is also less than five minutes on foot. The Mandurah Ocean Marina is a mere ten-minute drive away, while the Mandurah City Centre and Mandurah Performing Arts Centre are slightly less. Also within close proximity: two golf courses, the Halls Head Bowls Centre, the Mandurah Recreation Centre and the Halls Head Shopping Centre. Erskine Central Shopping Centre is also nearby. For those who want to commute to the Perth CBD or just visit once in awhile, it is approximately an hour away by train. Six Turnkey Homes Left in Stage 1As of this writing, there are six turnkey homes left in Stage 1 of The Retreat out of the fourteen originally built. The smallest lot is 296 sqm while the largest is 336 sqm. The lowest priced home is $459,000 while the highest is $465,000. All of the homes have three bedrooms, two bathrooms and garages with two car spaces.Master Planned Land EstatesMaster planned land estates are popular because they provide homeowners with the security of knowing their homes will always maximise their value. Master planned land estates ensure that the quality standards will always remain high, protecting the homeowners’ investments.The Retreat has implemented Estate Guidelines and a Local Development Plan that forces all present and future homeowners to maintain the high standards of the Mandurah Quay area. This ensures that your property value and your lifestyle will always be as good as you expect it to be.Subdivisions are designed to respect and fit into the surrounding environment. All the homes are energy efficient and solar orientation is taken into account when designing the homes.Madeleine McErlain is the Marketing Manager for Origin Projects, developers of The Retreat and many successful land estates in the Perth area. According to Ms McErlain:“The Retreat at Mandurah Quay is one of our most beautiful properties. If anyone is looking for seachange with a high standard of living, The Retreat is the perfect choice.”The Retreat at Mandurah Quay is located in Erskine, adjacent to Mandurah. It is one of the hottest land estates in the Perth footprint for those who want a seachange lifestyle with reasonable access to the Perth CBD. The homes range in price from $459,000 to $465,000. All have three bedrooms, two baths and two car spaces. To learn more, call (08) 9535 9969 or visit their website: http://www.theretreatmandurah.com.au/.