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28 South introduces “Bucket Day”

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September: there have been months since a public holiday, and there are months to go until the Christmas break. Consulting is a rewarding, but at times challenging, occupation that can draw from our emotional “bucket”. The recent strains and uncertainties of Covid (home-schooling and the like) have not helped. 

The well-being and mental health of our team is what keeps us effective. If we all feel better, we all work better together. 

Starting this September, we’re introducing “Bucket Day”: a bi-monthly day away from the demands of the office. It’s a no-questions-asked opportunity for our team to take the day for themselves and do whatever they like to restore balance. It will be fully paid and will not draw on annual leave. 

The initiative was announced at today’s lunch and launch – Merthyr Bowls Club

Check back on our news page and LinkedIn page(s) from time-to-time for photos of Bucket Day adventures

We’ve Moved!

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Last month we moved from our office space at Robertson Street (thanks PLACE Design Group, it’s been great to share space with you for the past five years) to our own office at Brunswick Central (Suite 17D, 24 Martin Street, Fortitude Valley). We’re now in and settled, and we’ve allocated a budget to the team for artwork, plants, and the like to make the space our own. Check back soon to see the results.

Wayne, Mitch, and Team.

Industry Placement – Tom Cranny

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My name is Tom Cranny and I am currently studying a Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning at the University of Queensland. I started working with 28 South Environmental as a field assistant for the Victoria Park redevelopment project. The work provided me with firsthand experience into the work that goes on behind the code. Something that is not often taught at university. Now in my fourth year of Town Planning I have started my industry placement with 28 South using my diverse set of skills to contribute to the wide range of projects undertaken by the team.

My role at the company allows me to visit and survey a diverse range of sites across South East Queensland, that are soon to be parklands, sub-developments, carparks and ecological corridors. This provides me with a context of the problem that may not be fully realised from aerial mapping alone. I enjoy working on every stage of the process, which presents me with countless new experiences every day in fields of Ecology, Environmental Management, and City Planning. I can’t wait to finish University but the real-world experiences and insights into the industry gained during my placement, will be invaluable for my career into the future.