Howard Smith Wharves Stage 1 opens!

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Well what a project this has been to be involved with! Working closely with Hutchinson Builders we have together, along with all trades, been able to build a place which will be known in Brisbane as the new meeting place. Situated under the Story Bridge the location is filled with new restaurants, bars, a bespoke brewery, convention center, function rooms, 300+ space basement carpark, park lands and in the first quarter of next year, a 166 room Art Series Hotel. This will really join Brisbane City to Fortitude Valley and add an extra feature on the morning run/walk/riding trail. Our onsite team worked closely with multiple stakeholders and designers to ensure that all aspects of their requirements were met including…

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Blue Star cleans up at the NECA Queensland Excellence Awards yet again!

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We are extremely proud to have won 4 NECA Queensland Excellence Awards this year! Blue Star Pacific won the Lighting Award for Haven Newstead and the Energy Efficiency and Environment Award for Casino Towers and Blue Star Atlantic won the Industrial Small Project Award for the Northgate Mail Centre Project. This was all topped off by Blue Star also winning the Company WHS Management System Award – a great night with a great result for Blue Star across the board! As always, we thank NECA and its sponsors for hosting the event and making it such an enjoyable evening for all!

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NECA National Electro-Technology Conference 2018

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Members of Blue Star’s Senior Management team and their partners recently escaped the winter cold to soak up the beautiful sun and sand of Fiji at NECA’s 2018 National Electro-Technology Conference. The Conference program was loaded with engaging speakers, workshops on the theme of business improvement, a traditional Fijian Viti dinner and ended with a Bollywood themed Gala on the beach. There was also ample discussion on the pressing issues we are facing as an industry as well as plenty of time for industry networking. This year’s conference reflected on the evolution of the electro-technology industry over the past 100 plus years, and what that means for the future of the industry. One of the highlights of the trip was a…

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Team bonding at Madame Wu

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For their May social club event, Blue Star’s finance and administrative team once again headed out on a fun, relaxed, laughter filled night at the elegant and funky Madame Wu restaurant. Madame Wu is an Asian Fusion restaurant on the Brisbane River overlooking the Story Bridge. It’s alluring dim lighting, trendy music and beautiful view certainly set the tone for the night – great atmosphere, dining and company! The evening kicked off with the signature “Madame Wu” cocktail, wine and a number of failed photo attempts! From there, some classic, flavoursome dishes were ordered, shared and thoroughly enjoyed! We highly recommend the scallop dumplings – yum! It was a memorable night and we can’t wait to do it all again!…

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Changing the Surfers Paradise skyline!

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After a lengthy tender period, we are delighted to announce that Blue Star Pacific has secured the electrical and security works package for 84 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise. This will be Blue Star Pacific’s second venture with Meriton and more importantly comes off the back of The Sundale A1 Tower, which provided us the opportunity to showcase our expertise and ability. 84 The Esplanade will add a significant silhouette to the glittering Gold Coast skyline reaching circa 250 meters once complete. The tower will boast the most dwellings in a single tower on the Gold Coast (approximately 722), as well as residential facilities including a fully equipped gymnasium, child care center, supermarket and dining and cafe options. Permanent residents can…

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Client Services – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week support

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Blue Star’s dedicated Client Services team were there to support a valued client in need, when all 12 of the lifts in a busy 20 storey Brisbane CBD hotel stopped working one evening recently. Faced with a challenging job, with power having to remain on so that the hotel could continue to function, Blue Star’s team firstly focused on getting the lifts up and running again without major delay for their client. With the assistance of a temporary generator, they were able to isolate power to the lifts and get them powered up within a short space of time and outside of normal business hours. They then commenced working on providing a more permanent solution for the client to remedy…

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Blue Star commences works on the Gallery House Project

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The Gallery House project is located on an absolute riverfront site within Northshore Hamilton, close to the Eat Street Markets and the high-end restaurants and retailers of Portside Wharf. The project consists of Gallery House One –  169 luxury apartments and approx. 1100m² of retail in a 20-storey building and Gallery House Two  – a further 150 luxury apartments and approx. 990m² of retail in a 19-storey building, in addition to the building having a rooftop sanctuary, infinity pool and outdoor lounge and BBQ area. Blue Star Pacific will be delivering the design and installation for all electrical, communications, security and data services works for the project and teaming up once again with its client Multiplex to deliver yet another…

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Preventative Maintenance Solutions

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At Blue Star we believe that prevention is better than a cure. Blue Star Atlantic offer a wide range of preventive maintenance solutions to ensure that when it is required to work…..it works. Allot of items within your electrical installation require ongoing and regular maintenance checks and servicing (similar to your car). Believe it or not but there are allot of moving parts that make your electrical and communications services work. Electrical items we find that are often missed from the servicing scope are: Exit and Emergency Lighting – these should be tested and maintained every 6 months; your safety depends on these items in the event of a power failure. RCD/Safety Switch Testing – RCD’s are designed and installed…

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Blue Star Atlantic is awarded the contract for the Nolan Road Service Center Project

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The Nolan Road Service Center is located on the corner of Linkfield Road and Scouts Crossing Road in Brendale. The project is a 14,000m2 service center comprising of a 200m2 Coles Express Service Station, Two 200m2 Food Outlets, a 650m2 Multi-Tenancy Building  and a 1,000m2 Showroom, which will be carried out in stages. Blue Star Atlantic has been engaged by RCC Builders to deliver the electrical services works for the project including general light and power, switchboards, external and car park lighting emergency and exit lighting and a complete fit out for the Coles Express. Electrical civil works have commenced with the project scheduled to reach completion in early 2018. Follow us on Linkedin at Blue Star Corporate for updates…

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New project secured for Blue Star Pacific – The Coterie, Fortitude Valley

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Blue Star Pacific has been awarded the electrical design and construct contract for an exciting new development known as “The Coterie” located at 365 St Pauls Terrace in the heart of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. Blue Star is excited to be working with its client, Maxcon to deliver this 30 storey residential building which is due to be completed in September 2019. Alex Healey of Brisbane Development.com writes “From an urban design standpoint, the centrepiece of this development is the integration and repurposing of the heritage listed McDonald Pastry Cooks building. Once tenanted, the building will undoubtedly add further texture to the eclectic Fortitude Valley retail experience and serve as a key driver of demand for the units above.”(https://brisbanedevelopment.com/for-sale-fortitude-valleys-the-coterie/) Blue Star…

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