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Build Hatch Podcast

Mar 27, 2023

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Brett Winter from Geelong Port - The APP Group.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Growing up in Melbourne, which is his home base.
  • How Brett found himself immersed in the world of logistics and shipping, .
  • Making an offer to build a new port in Geelong, a 40minuite drive from Melbourne city.
  • Brett dreamt big with the Port proposal asking them what was on their wish list – then, he made them an offer they couldn’t refuse.
  • As the CEO of such a large business, Brett then had to weigh up weather to manage the project internally or use an external consultant.
  • A project like building a Port, only comes along every 50 years.
  • Executing the construction phase and brining in The APP Group.
  • Knowing when to bring in the experts to ensure you deliver the end result.
  • The deadline of the port for the Spirit of Tasmania.
  • The early steps of physically setting up the site
  • Operating at a CEO level and keeping an eye on the overall business.
  • The cost of building the Spirit Port.
  • The unique approach by using three principal supervisors on site.
  • Contract packages, tendering, Lump Sum, DNC, and the rising approach of Target Pricing.
  • Delivering outcomes on the premise of solving the problems on the go.
  • The future for the Geelong Port and the impact is had made on the region.

Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Brett Winter from Geelong Port.



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