Neither gale force winds nor a long drive down the Calder Freeway could stop hundreds of engineers from around Victoria descending upon the major regional city of Bendigo for the Municipal Works Officers Associations (MWOA) 18th National Works and Engineering Conference.
The premier gathering of Victorian engineers, civil contractors and local council representatives, the annual event provides not only a fantastic opportunity to network but also the chance for engineers to share experiences, showcase the latest technological advancements, discuss innovative solutions and attend various demonstrations and seminars.
A key sponsor of the two day conference, Citywide was appropriately represented with a large trade stand and a number of staff on hand to field questions and showcase the Citywide brand to the wider engineering community.
Rob Thompson, Citywide’s VicRoads Contract Manager, was pleased with Citywide’s presence at the event, “It was great to get away for a couple of days and strengthen our ties with the MWOA. It also provided us with a fantastic opportunity to project the Citywide brand and our capabilities to the broader regional Victoria market.”
As part of the event, Komatsu handed over the keys to Citywide’s brand new Grader to be used in various contracts throughout regional Victoria. Adding to Citywide’s extensive fleet of plant and equipment, the new machine will be used on Citywide’s Northern VicRoads contracts for maintenance grading, gravel road and shoulder re-sheeting and other external works, including flood recovery.
More than impressed with the new grader machine, Des Smith, Citywide’s Operations Co-ordinator for the VicRoads Echuca contract, said “I look forward to the new unit giving us more than 10,000 hours of work and a number of years of valuable service.”