August saw some quality nominations come through, any of which were deserving of the win. In the end, the decision was made to do a double award!.

August Recognition Award – John Payne

John was nominated three times, by three different people for two different acts.

Firstly John was nominated for his great contribution to the Maribyrnong Open Day, not only did he collaborate with the Engagement Team to plan the event, ensuring the site was clean and safe for community members, but he also volunteered on the day.

John was also nominated in recognition of his excellent people skills, communicating with staff and stakeholders across the project and the JV.

Good leadership, team management, looking out for people and customer focus were just a few of the SFP values John displayed during these events.

Congratulations John on a great contribution – enjoy your $150 gift card!

August Recognition Award – Igor Markovski

P6 is a complicated construction program, which is often difficult to interpret. As a more effective communication tool for this program, Igor pressed the Leadership Team to trial Turbo Chart, the output of which gives a single viewing page, making identifying resource and logic issues easier. This has already proven helpful on the North Yarra Main Project in discussions with stakeholders and the project team.

Igor saw the opportunity to improve the use of the program, showing Value-add Thinking, Relationship Management and Risk & Opportunity Management, in line with our SFP values.

Great work Igor enjoy your $150 gift card!

A shout out to the other August nominees:

  • Oren Levy
  • Anurit Patwardhan
  • Matt Borradale
  • Amanda Zammit
  • Dave Plunkett

Keep up the good work!

WiC August Event

The August WiC Event was held at the Maribyrnong project site and included a site tour by Kelly McPhee, a Senior Project Engineer from the Shaft/Tunneling Team.

The guest speaker for the day was Danielle Savio, a Senior Project Manager for Multiplex and one of the editors of Gazella, an independent blog that offers insights into inspiring females within the built environment. Danielle shared her journey from her study of Architecture, to her current position, including having a baby and her return from maternity leave. Check out her blog at or click on the link below

Employee Spotlight – Johan Lau

PositionProject Engineer
Project/LocationNorth Yarra Main
PetsNone – used to be only a dog fan, but starting to really like cats now as well!
HobbiesTravelling and seeing the world
Messy or OrganisedLiterally 50/50 depending on what aspect
Least favourite foodDurian
What movie have you seen
the most times?
Something about JohanHis Dad is from China and Mum from Malaysia and he has a younger brother.

Employee Spotlight – Gavin Gormley

PositionSenior Project Engineer
Project/LocationYan Yean Bald Hill
Single/AttachedPartner Niamh (Irish name pronounced Neave)
and baby boy Culann born in July.
Favourite SportRugby Union and MMA
HobbiesEnjoys running and keeping fit, recently competed
the Great Ocean Road Marathon in May 2023
Messy or Organised?Bit of both, tries to be as organised as possible
at work however once home he’s been known
to be a little messy.
Least favourite foodAnything with pickles or coriander