George Bourne & Associates welcomed back a past employee/friend for a visit. Hans Vermeij joined the firm in early 1958 when it was C.H. Wilson and Partners, working as a surveyor for more than 40 years. He was born in Holland and migrated to Australia after a time with the Dutch Army in West New Guinea. It has been 20 years since Hans has left GBA. He returned home to Barcaldine for a visit and to share some stories about surveying in the tough gidgee timber country.
Photo of Hans with Partner's, Simon Bourne & Graeme Wills.
The Outback Regional Water Alliance (ORWA) has taken out the award for water projects under $2 million at this year’s Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, Queensland (IPWEAQ) Excellence Awards. The ORWA collected the award for its Regional Outback Water Quality Infrastructure Program. The award is recognition for not only the councils involved but also GBA in their role as Regional Coordinator, managing the project and demonstrating best practice and innovation to benefit the Central West region.
The opening of the last section of bitumen road between Boulia and Bedourie at Marion Downs. Opened by Minister assisting the Premier on North Queensland, Hon Coralee O'Rourke 28th September 2017.