Joey rescued on trenchless project

Maxibor has rescued a joey in distress while on a project in Queensland during the bushfires.

The LS305 Greenbank to Flagstone Trunk Wastewater Pipeline project team rescued an orphaned joey found on the side of the road at South Maclean, Queensland during the bushfires.

Maxibor CEO Rodney O’Meley took the joey from its mother’s pouch and contacted Wildcare Australia, with the joey now safely in the hands of the rescue organisation.

Rodney O’Meley with the joey. Image courtesy of Maxibor.

This is the third wildlife rescue Maxibor has completed this year, with the site teams taking time out of their workdays to look out for wildlife, the environment and community.

The Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance (LWIA) awarded Mr O’Meley an Outstanding Performance Integrity Award for his efforts in saving the joey, which the team noticed while driving to their work site.

Maxibor has also received other awards from the LWIA for its project efforts through 2019.

The Outstanding Performance Environmental Award was received for recycling wood chips from cleared vegetation, eliminating the need to use water as a water saving initiative when Logan City Council activated their drought response plan.

During the State of Fire Emergency, Maxibor used Naylen Industries to conduct hot works indoors and to repair its drill cutter heads, investing money back into the local community, for which it received the Outstanding Performance Community Award.

Additionally, Maxibor construction worker Tyler Farmer received the Outstanding Performance Safety Award for consistently contributing a positive morale to the workplace, while Maxibor Site Supervisor James Hand received the Outstanding Performance Leadership Award for completing the Olsen Road bore through changing ground conditions.

For more information visit the Maxibor website.

If you have news you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Managing Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

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