ERSCON Community Involvement
ERSCON is proud to support and have involvement in the following community events:
2019 Rural Road Maintenance and Rehab Forum – Croydon
Our Director, John Martin, presented at the IPWEAQ Rural Road Maintenance & Rehabilitation Forum held at Croydon, Queensland on 28th to 30th May 2019. The event included presentations from industry professionals and covered ‘best industry practice’ through discussions on local techniques and alternative processes, equipment and technologies. John’s topic was ‘Betterment and TMR RADAR App’ where he presented successful projects completed in Western Queensland and the difficulties that remote communities face.
2019 Aurukun Shire Council Deadly Awards
ERSCON was a proud platinum sponsor of Aurukun Shire Council’s 2019 Deadly Employee Awards & Volunteer Awards. The awards are a way of showing value to staff and volunteers in their contribution and diligence. We share in congratulating Alana Tier and Frances Dallachy on their achievements.
Alliance Progress Report 2017-18
The recent release of “The Roads and Transport Alliance Progress Report 2017-18” has featured one of ERSCON’s projects, Burketown Boat Ramp Vehicle Park. The Report features some amazing imagery of Before and After shots.
“Burke Shire Council undertook construction works to expand the Burketown boat ramp parking infrastructure following the recent completion of the Burketown boat ramp upgrade. Council crews constructed the 70 vehicle/trailer space carpark in approximately 10 weeks with sealing and line marking completed by external contractors. The new carpark is expected to greatly improve the amenity and safety of the boat ramp precinct and allow all-weather access and parking. “ – Alliance Report 2017/18
August 2018 – Daffodil Day
Friday 24th August was Daffodil Day, which supports life-saving cancer research. ERSCON staff were proud to get together and raise much needed funds for this charity. Daffodil Day Further Information
June 2018 – Congratulations to LDI Constructions
ERSCON were proud to be one of the many to congratulate LDI Constructions on 20 years in Business. LDI were featured in the Cairns Post on June 27th, celebrating their 20 years. A little about LDI…
“LDI Constructions are Cairns’ leading civil construction and engineering company. They work on projects large and small, across regional Queensland, the Torres Strait Islands and the rest of Australia. Operating since 1998, LDI Constructions have an enviable record and reputation for delivering works of the highest quality standards, on time and on budget, each and every time. Employing over 45 industry professionals, LDI Constructions develops close and long lasting relationships with clients.” To find out more www.ldiconstructions.com.au
August 2018 – 150th Year Celebration Normanton
ERSCON have made a donation of support to the upcoming 150 Year Celebration of Normanton township, to be held on the 4th to 8th August 2018. The event showcases a wide range of activities for residents, tourists and surrounding communities. Some events include Family Movie Night, Gala Ball, Rodeo, Three Tribes Art Exhibit and tours of the local area. For further information: Carpentaria Shire Council – Normanton 150 Year Celebrations
July 2018 – Order of The Outback Ball, Burketown
ERSCON were delighted to have the opportunity to sponsor and attend the Order of the Outback Ball in Burketown. The event showcases a chosen individual or organisation that has shown enrichment to the lives of people living in the Australian Outback through their paid or unpaid work. Nominees can come from anywhere in Australia. This event, the award was presented to Johnathan Thurston for his work with Indigenous youth, establishment of NRL House in Townville, support of healthy diet, lifestyle and anti-drug campaigns on Cape York Peninsula and support of Recognise campaign, as well as much more. As well as Corporate Sponsorship, ERSCON also donated four Outback Ball tickets, which were raffled off prior to the event. All funds raised were donated to the local schools.
June 2018 – Cairns Wine Show
The 2018 Cairns Wine Show was a successful event promoting tourism, the local wine market and assisting wineries with exposure in the region. This year ERSCON sponsored “Best Sparkling Wine in Show”, which was given first prize to Blue Pyrenees Estate, Midnight Cuvee Chardonnay 2014. The event was a lovely day had by all.
June 2018 – Normanton Rodeo
ERSCON recently attended the 43rd Normanton Rodeo, an event held each year in Normanton. ERSCON enjoyed celebrating a fun filled night with the local community.
May 2018 – Grand Opening ‘Ascent on Buderim’
ERSCON had a night of celebration for the grand opening of the newly built commercial building “Ascent on Buderim’ established by Majestic Developments. We shared the night with clients, family and friends, and enjoyed a meet and greet with all the fellow residents of the building. Our office move was brought upon by a need for more space with new staff joining us this year. If you have not yet seen our new office, please come by and say hello, and enjoy a coffee at the newly opened John Kyle Espresso Café downstairs.
January 2018 – Aurukun Deadly Employee Awards
The Deadly Employee Awards are a way to recognise Aurukun Shire Council’s staff who have consistently worked hard and are valued by their peers. The awards are a way of showing value in their contribution and diligence.
October 2017 – Mobile Mental Health Service
ERSCON made a donation to the Mobile Mental Health Campaign. This Campaign keeps the mobile mental health service functioning for the Etheridge and Croydon Shire locations of Far North Queensland.
October 2017 – Sponsorship of 2018 Mt Surprise Campdraft
The Cape York & Tablelands Branch of the Australian Stock Horse Society is northern most Branch of approximately 55 Stock Horse Branches across Australia which hosts many events each year. ERSCON is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Mt Surprise Campdraft.
September 2017 – Pacific Toyota International Futsal Club Challenge
ERSCON continues its sponsorship of the Pacific Toyota International Futsal Club Challenge, which was held at Redlynch Sports Stadium. The is the 8th year since the establishment of the tournament. This international event helps highlight Cairns and welcomes increased tourism.
Sept/Oct 2017 – The Morning Glory Festival, Burketown
ERSCON were proud sponsors of The Morning Glory Festival in Burketown, Qld. The festival is a time to experience and admire the rare natural cloud formation called Morning Glory. The festival joins the community together and includes a camp draft and rodeo, dance and art workshops, live music, market stalls, gala dinner, art exhibitions, kids activities and more.
August 2017 – Normanton Rugby League Football Club
ERSCON continues its support of the Stingers Football Team in Normanton. The club promotes a sense of team spirit amongst the community.
June 2017 – Normanton Rodeo
ERSCON attended the 2017 Normanton Rodeo. This was a fun-filled event spent with the local Normanton community and it was a great day had by all.
June 2017 – Cairns Wine Show
ERSCON contributed to The Cairns Wine Show as Major Sponsor. Beginning in 1992, it is achieved through the help of memberships, volunteers and Sponsors. The Cairns Wine show contributes to tourism and hospitality industry. And also promotes the local wine market and assists wineries with exposure in the region.
April 2017 – Geoff Shadforth Memorial Lecture
This year the speaker was solo aviator, Lachie Smart. Lachie is the youngest person to fly solo around the world in a single engine aircraft. He shared his story with the local community giving an inspirational speech about what can be achieved when you aim high and have courage. Heath Jones and Ben Faith attended this Lecture and a great night was had by all.
March 2017 – Shave for a Cure
Michael Thomas of our Sunshine Coast office, has dedicated himself to supporting the Leukaemia Foundation, and this year he again shaved his hair for the great cause. Michael with the support of ERSCON and staff, raised necessary funds for research and support to those affected and their families.
December 2016 – Kids with Cancer
Christmas being a time to share with family, ERSCON supported a great foundation though Christmas E-cards, Kids with Cancer Australia Foundation. Kids with Cancer Australia provides family assistance, and cancer wards in children’s hospitals throughout Australia.
October 2016 – Light in the Night, Leukaemia Foundation
Light in the Night is a magical event, lighting up the skies with lanterns in remembrance or support of those who have been touched by Leukaemia. Michael Thomas, with the support of ERSCON, participated in this event, raising funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.
October 2016 – Redlynch Central Sports Stadium
ERSCON is a proud sponsor for the Redlynch Central Sports Stadium. The large facility provides social sport to the community all year round. Some of the sports include, Futsal, Netball, Pickleball and Floorball.
September 2016 – Normanton Sprint Horse Racing
ERSCON is a proud sponsor of the Normanton Sprint Horse Races held each year. It’s a fun event to get the community together.
August 2016 – Aurukun Fun Run
More than 30 people took part in Aurukun’s inaugural 7km River To Ramp Fun Run on Sunday (11 October) from the Ward River to the Aurukun Boat Ramp – helping to promote healthy lifestyles and physical activity.
July 2016 – North Queensland Local Government Association Conference
ERSCON were proud Sponsors of the 2016 North Queensland Local Government Association Conference, held July 27-29 for councils north of latitude 21. The event was hosted by Cloncurry Shire Council and included speakers on education, health and infrastructure and offers a chance to discuss issues facing local governments in the North. NQLGA President and Charters Towers Mayor Liz Schmidt said “It is imperative to continue to push the issues of the north and events such as these enable lobbying and networking opportunities so that our issues, both collective and individual, are crystalised and advanced,”
Corporate Sponsorship – Once a Wommie Wombat
ERSCON is pleased to have offered our support as a corporate sponsor to local Sunshine Coast author and graphic designer Helen Shadforth with the release of her children’s book Once a Wommie Wombat based on her Poss and Wom collection. Assistant Director and Sunshine Coast Manager Heath Jones and Design Office Manager Mick Thomas received the hand signed copy of the books and limited edition print in Maroochydore.
Corporate Sponsorship – PCYC
ERSCON provided sporting equipment and funding for the basketball tournament in Townsville for the Normanton PCYC. We were also able to provide presents for the Secret Santa draw.