S&B The Sounding Board – Newsletter Summer 2020

From the Managing Director

 

In 2020, we have been contending with Covid-19 like everyone else has. The world has changed, and Australia has also been impacted during this year with Fires, Droughts and Floods.

Throughout the year we have been extremely busy supporting, advising and training our many clients in regional and remote communities across Australia and also in the South Pacific. During the fire season earlier this year, our operations and maintenance teams provided support to Alpine and Coastal regions with relief operators and maintenance crews by assisting in restoring and keeping plants operating. While the drought continues to affect many regional areas across Queensland and New South Wales we have been assisting towns and regional councils update and upgrade the plants with design solutions to ensure their assets are maintained and operating to their optimum. With La Nino upon us, we are monitoring the effects of high rains falls and how to prevent overflows and pre-empt any issues. Whether is Island Resorts, outback towns, coastal areas or alpine regions we are there to support you. An essential part of our service offering is our water industry training as upskilling improves knowledge and practical experience to our learners. I want to congratulate our training team who partnered with five regional councils to win the joint award for the Regional Water Industry Worker Pilot Program at the AWA 2020 conference.

This year we will be supporting Australian Farmers and their families as drought conditions continue. We will be providing Farmer Gift vouchers across regional and remote Australia, bringing Christmas cheer to Farmers families and their local communities. If you would like to support Aussie Farmers please go to www.aussiehelpers.org.au

As we approach the end of the year, like no other we have seen, I wish our customers and clients, suppliers and their families have a safe and enjoyable break over Christmas and New Year. I trust that in 2021, we can build on the great efforts, sacrifices, improvements and of course, the resilience we have all developed over the past year, without any of the ordeals.

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