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Docklands Primary School

Works are progressing on the Docklands Primary School due to open in 2021. We are proud to be working with client Monaco Hickey on this project – one of many State Government projects Cooke & Dowsett have played a key role in delivering.

Our schools are about to make history, hitting more than one million students for the first time

Our schools are about to make history, hitting more than one million students for the first time. www.7NEWS.com.au #7NEWS

Posted by 7NEWS Melbourne on Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Australian National construction major project review – picac


Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC)

Check out the latest addition of the Australian National Construction Major Project Review showcasing Cooke & Dowsett's involvement in the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) located in Narre Warren.

See the issue below. (Head to page 94 for all the details !!)

2019/2020 Community Plumbing Challenge

Representation on the World Stage – 2019/2020 Community Plumbing Challenge

Congratulations to Cooke & Dowsett Project Manager Paul Harrington who has been selected to represent the Australian Plumbing Industry in the upcoming Community Plumbing Challenge (CPC) in Untia Village, Makassar, Sulawesi - Indonesia.

While many parts of the world enjoy clean water from modern sanitation technology and water systems provided by professional plumbers, many other parts remain trapped in a vicious circle of poor health and hygiene conditions due to the lack of effective water management expertise.

The CPC aims to deliver small, smart and simple steps, that can go some way towards solving these bigger problems. The program aims to demonstrate the power of plumbing, engineering and design, showcasing the best young, international skilled talent and deliver real health benefits in threatened communities.

Paul will form part of an international team who will connect and contribute to CPC’s ultimate goal: to improve living conditions, public health and hygiene through hands-on implementation and community partnership. The project is to build and connect a toilet block for a village in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Paul will head to Indonesia for one week in November for the projects design phase and will head back in May 2020 for the construction phase.

Australia’s involvement in the CPC is managed by International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC). We look forward to sharing Paul’s experiences in Indonesia.


Cooke Dowsett


Cooke & Dowsett Queensland staff recently participated in a personalised Geberit presentation of their new product, SuperTube which will be used at our current project 443 Queen Street Brisbane – Australia’s first premium subtropical residential apartment tower.

The SuperTube technology is a space gaining system creating a continuous column of air in the discharge pipe, meaning a parallel ventilation pipe installation is no longer required. As a result, the Geberit SuperTube creates more usable space.

Cooke & Dowsett are also one of the first commercial hydraulic companies to apply this system in Victoria at the Quest Hotel Project in Ballarat.

L-R Andrew Matray (Site Manager) Chris Mutimer (Project Manager) Justin Pitts (QLD Manager) Hayden Lumsden (Operations Manager) Zane Eyers (Site Manager) and Travis Richards (Project Manager)

Netball Centre A Game-Changer For Women In Construction

Cooke & Dowsett are excited to be involved in this fantastic initiative to maximise female participation in the construction industry. The State Netball & Hockey Centre upgrade will include six new indoor netball courts, new indoor hockey fields a creche and a high performance strength and conditioning gym.

Cooke & Dowsett apprentice and North Melbourne AFLW player Jasmine Garner will assist with delivering this project for Kane Constructions.

(Jasmine pictured below on site with Cooke & Dowsett Director Scott Dowsett)

Fyreguard Passive Fire Protection and Compliance Excellence Award

The inaugural Fyreguard Passive Fire Protection and Compliance Excellence Award was presented to commercial plumbing company Cooke & Dowsett at the 2019 Plumbing and Gas Industry Awards, held on Friday 19 July at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane.

Winners! Cooke & Dowsett

The 2019 Plumbing and Gas Industry Awards was held on Friday 19 July at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane. Our Queensland team was awarded the inaugural Fyreguard Passive Fire Protection and Compliance Excellence Award for their work on Coorparoo Square.

We are so proud of our Queensland team for taking out this award. It is great reward for the effort and excellence that was displayed on this project! Congratulations to all involved!

They demonstrated the use of new systems on the market with evidence of multiple products in numerous substrates. Their submission was well supported with passive fire certification documents, photos and compliance with all relevant standards and codes.

Keep up the excellent work team, and again, well done!

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What An Achievement


What an achievement!

Neil Moxon who is celebrating 7 years with Cooke & Dowsett has successfully been awarded his Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) licence.

Neil’s dedication to his profession is inspiring, he heads up the Finance Team in the Victorian head office at Cooke & Dowsett.

Congratulations Neil – we look forward to celebrating many more years of exceptional project delivery with you.

Innovative Green Technology – PICAC Narre Warren

Cooke & Dowsett are proud to be teaming with Hutchinson Builders in the innovative development of The Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) in Narre Warren.

The plumbing training facility will be the first Net Zero Energy education and research facility for Victoria.

Watch PICAC’s CEO, Shayne La Combre explain.