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Recognition from Melbourne Water

Melbourne Water have provided a great piece of feedback with respect to the Gardiners Creek team – some poor processes from Melbourne Water and other parties in relation to confined spaces were picked up by the SFP team and escalated, which helped prevent any adverse safety incidents from taking place.

Great Work!

Downer Group International Women’s Day Competition

We know we have many people who are musically talented. Singing, playing guitar or the violin is really your forte. So we are delighted to ask for your help in creating the soundtrack to one of our biggest events at Downer – International Women’s Day.

What we need from you

Create a video or recording of yourself with colleagues or family members creating a soundtrack that can be used for our International Women’s Day Video.

Minimum 1 minute and maximum 3 mins

Entrants must be in by Monday the 28th of February via email at

If your file is too large, do let us know via the email address and we will be able to assist.

Good luck to all!

About International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.

This year’s theme is Break the Bias

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. Food for thought for your soundtrack. 

Employee Spotlight – Stephen (Steve) Cresp

PositionSenior Estimator
Project/LocationWest Melbourne
Time with JVEarly 2022
Time with parent companyEarly 2022
FamilyMarried with four kids (1 boy, 3 girls) and 2 dogs
Favourite SportHockey
Football TeamRichmond Tigers
Messy or OrganisedBoth
Steve at Aged 10Very shy and quiet but good at school and sports
Least Favourite Food Don’t have any
What movie have you seen the most times?Top Gun

Employee Spotlight – Jilber Elzink

PositionSenior Estimator
Project/LocationWest Melbourne
Time with JVMid 2021
Time with parent companyMid 2021
FamilyMarried to Andrea with two daughters, Aeyla and Maysie, and Norbert the Schnauzer
Favourite SportRugby Union
HobbiesAmateur wood worker and gardening
Messy or OrganisedBoth! Depends if you ask his wife and what the context is!
Jilber at Age 10Young with no care in the world . . . Holland is a great place to grow up.
Least Favourite FoodSurströmming (Scandinavian fermented fish – very, VERY smelly but I was advised to try anything at least once in your life)
If his house was burning down, he would grab His hard-drive with photos
What movie have you seen the most times?Braveheart
Something about Jilber that might surprise usAfter finishing Uni and living in India and Italy, he came to Oz in 2005 hitchhiking from Cap Tribulation to Melbourne where he ran out of money! Got a job, put down some roots, met his wife, started a family now have no intention of leaving this beautiful country I call home.