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From one million to multi-million

RORK PROJECTS ACHIEVES MAJOR MILESTONE Twenty-five years ago, Brian O’Rourke found himself at a career crossroads. In his mid-20s, he had just been made redundant from one of the country’s largest furniture suppliers and was facing an uncertain future. But Brian was never one to let an opportunity go to waste. Capitalising on the opening in the market created by …

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RECAP: Subbies Lawn Bowls

After the year that was 2021, we were so excited to be kicking off 2022 with a face-to-face event celebrating our amazing subbies and their continued efforts. Canberra, Melbourne, and Brisbane have all held Lawn Bowls Networking Events over the last 3 weeks. It was great to have the chance to come together, with a casual (yet somewhat competitive) afternoon …

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Rork Projects x Brisbane Bullets – Indigenous Round 2022

Last Saturday, the Brisbane Bullets took on the Perth Wildcats at home in the Armery for the third and final game of the Indigenous Round, sponsored by Rork Projects. Rork Projects Co-Owners, Brian O’Rourke and John Janke, gave the team a pre-game ‘Pep Talk’ about the importance of this round, the jerseys they are wearing, and the people they are …

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WINNERS: NAWIC Awards

We are so proud to have won the Award for Diversity and Inclusion at the National Association of Women in Construction (Australia National) Crystal Vision Awards held in Canberra on Friday. We pride ourselves in creating opportunities and facilitating career progression regardless of gender, race and background. In fact, at Rork Projects more than 50% of our employees represent cultural backgrounds from …

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Rork Projects – WINNERS of the Master Builders Award for WH&S

We are extremely proud to announce that Rork Projects has won the Master Builders ACT Excellence Award for WH&S Commercial, for our Westpac Project COVID Response. Five days after we started this project, COVID-19 was declared a worldwide pandemic. As our industry was navigating new territory, we had to develop and implement our own robust management and response plan to deal with the …

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PCA Reconciliation Series

Thank you to everyone who attended last weeks incredible event with the Property Council Victoria. We are so proud to have been able to partner with you to deliver this event, a wonderful finish to this new event series. Reconciliation is a journey that we need to keep walking together, every day of the year. Thank you to our speakers Jeremy Loeliger, Penelope …

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From standing alone to standing together

By John Paul Janke I’ve always had a special connection to NAIDOC Week; it holds such special memories for me. In the 1970s, I remember gatherings and street marches in Cairns with my family and when we moved to Canberra in the late 1970s – attending many community and public events across National Capital. Back then, NAIDOC had just expanded …

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RORK CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS IN QUEENSLAND

With a total of 110 projects, 65 clients, 20 staff, 623 subcontractors and 128,500 hours worked on site – this month Rork Projects celebrates five years in Queensland. In May 2016, founding partners Brian and Angela O’Rourke were joined by their first Brisbane recruit, Business Development Manager Pepe Ianniello, where the three of them worked out of a small office …

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Reconciliation Series launched

On Tuesday 25 May, Rork Projects joined the Property Council of Australia to launch their inaugural Reconciliation Series in Brisbane, with a bit of breakfast and basketball. Rork’s co-owner John Paul Janke joined Brisbane Bullets CEO Peter McLennan, CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program’s Tiarne Shutt and Gadens Brad Marland for an important discussion about reconciliation – where we are, what we’re doing, and how we as businesses and individuals can …

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NEW: Rork + PCA Reconciliation Event Series

As we approach the 20th Anniversary of the official Reconciliation Week in Australia, Rork Projects are proud to announce their partnership with the Property Council of Australia for a new event series. ‘The Reconciliation Series’ will be held across the East Coast capitols Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra. Whilst 2021 marks twenty years of Reconciliation Australia and almost three decades …