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Health and Safety awards


Shout out to two of CDPG’s experienced plumbers Mick Berry and Matthew O’Brien who were recently presented awards for their ongoing leadership and commitment to work place health and safety.

The gents have been coordinating deep excavation works at the McKellar Centre in Geelong reinforcing CDPG’s safety first principles.



We are excited to be working with Probuild Constructions to deliver CSL's new global corporate headquarters and laboratories in Parkville for client PDG.

Here's a recent Probuild LinkedIn article:

"Probuild are proud to be constructing CSL’s new global corporate headquarters and laboratories at Elizabeth North, located in the Parkville biomedical precinct.

Probuild have been engaged to deliver the integrated fit out for CSL’s 16 storey flagship building that will support collaborations between academia, the biomedical research community and industry, creating important linkages in the ‘benchtop to bedside’ translation of new medicines for unmet medical needs.

On completion, the development will accommodate more than 800 CSL employees including early-stage research and product development teams, commercial operations, corporate functions and support services. The building will include seven floors of office workspaces and nine floors of laboratories and research and clinical phase production suites. Probuild are proud to be a part of the delivery of this important investment in the Australian biotech ecosystem."

See the article on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6820234262193717248/


Indigo Hotel


Project Update - Hotel Indigo & Residences in New Zealand.

Icon's LinkedIn article:


Last week in New Zealand we celebrated a momentous milestone - the ground-breaking of Hotel Indigo & Residences with our client 94 Feet Pty Ltd.

The retained heritage façades date back to 1912 and are a key feature of the development. The façade retention and refurbishment; coupled with small building footprint and restricted access present some special construction challenges which have been overcome through extensive planning in consultation with the authorities and neighbours.

Icon are proud to partner with Ninety Four Feet on its unique 41 level tower level that will be a great addition to the Auckland CBD. "

See the article on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6820149965260754944/




In recognition of #NAIDOC Week and in celebration of this year’s theme Heal Country! we wish to acknowledge the sacrifices made by Gunditjmara servicemen and women recently recognised on a water tower at Heywood, Victoria. The new Indigenous war memorial which forms part of the Australian Silo Art Trail includes images of Ricky Morris’ (Pathway Plumbing Service) grandfather and great uncles who served for the Gunditjmara mob.


ADCO – Newman Health Service

Newman Health Service

Works are progressing well at the Newman Health Service Redevelopment for ADCO Constructions. The CDPG team are thoroughly enjoying the warm climate and the beautiful landscape that the Pilbara Region offers.

ADCO's LinkedIn article:

"ADCO’s Newman Health Service redevelopment for WA Country Health Service is taking shape in the state's Pilbara Region.

Last year we were awarded the contract to build the $61.4 million hospital which is progressing well with 240 tonnes of structural steel now installed.

Once complete, the much-anticipated facility will include 12 in-patient beds, six emergency department bays, two dental chairs and GP consultation spaces, in addition to dedicated rooms for outpatient consults, therapy, medical imaging and pathology.

The hospital will offer the latest in country healthcare and telehealth. Other health services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and mental health will also be supported when the facility is complete in 2023. The existing Newman Hospital remains operational during construction."

See the article on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6816266201384173569/

30 Years of Service


In recognition of National Reconciliation Week our Indigenous partner Ricky Morris from Pathway Plumbing Service spoke to Reece Group Branch Manager Mark Munson about Acknowledgement of Country, why it is so important, what it means to the Indigenous community and how we can individually and collectively contribute to reconciliation.

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Indigo Hotel & Apartments


CDPG are excited to be partnering Icon in New Zealand once again to deliver the Indigo Hotel & Apartments.

Icon's LinkedIn article:


We are thrilled to be appointed by 94 Feet Pty Ltd to deliver the Indigo Hotel & Apartments at 51-53 Albert Street in Auckland, New Zealand, with the project commencing in July.

We will be working on a very tight ‘postage stamp’ site with a small building footprint and a retained masonry heritage façade that dates back to 1912.

The 41-storey tower will take circa 32 months to build; foundation piling is due to commence mid-year.

Once completed the building will consist of 225 guest rooms and 13 floors of luxury apartments.

Project Management: Neoscape Pty Ltd"

See the article on LinkedIn here:



Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


We know that a broad range of issues can impact our workforce even at the best of times - relationship stress, alcohol and drug issues as well as financial and work-related stress.

At Cooke & Dowsett Plumbing Group (CDPG), we care about our people and aim to provide a healthy workplace, where our team are engaged, happier and healthier. We are proud to partner with Incolink to provide our EAP, which is designed to enhance the emotional, mental and general wellbeing of our team. Workers in the construction industry are over 50% more likely to take their own lives with young males aged 15-24 twice as likely to end their lives compared to the general population.

This week in conjunction with Incolink we launched our EAP nationwide and heard from Brendan O’Dowd (Incolink) who presented us with an insight into managing mental health in the workplace.

We will continue to engage with and support our employees who now have access to a wide range of resources thanks to our partnership with Incolink.

National Reconciliation Week


In recognition of National Reconciliation Week our Indigenous partner Ricky Morris from Pathway Plumbing Service spoke to Reece Group Branch Manager Mark Munson about Acknowledgement of Country, why it is so important, what it means to the Indigenous community and how we can individually and collectively contribute to reconciliation.