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Lower Lakes Irrigation Pipeline and Pump Stations Project

Lower Lakes Irrigation Pipeline and Pump Stations Project

The Langhorne and Currency Creeks (LCCC) region relies on irrigation suppliers with water sourced from the Lower Lakes to contribute $700 million to South Australia’s annual horticultural industry. To continue the region’s viability during worsening drought conditions, an irrigation supply system was constructed by SA Water, from the River Murray (at Jervois).

Nova Systems was engaged by SA Water to provide project management, contract administration and on-site contractor supervision and observation services. This was to be provided across project approval and procurement through to commissioning and handover. Tight timeframes were also impacting the urgency of the project due to the need for the irrigation supply to be in place before certain stages of the growing period impacting the irrigators. This necessitated rapid design and construction in advance of the irrigation season to provide secure supply of water in time for the growing period.

Nova System’s successful approach to risk, stakeholder and contractor management enabled substantial completion of the 130 mega litre per day system being achieved within five months of construction commencement. This project highlighted the importance of creating a set of behavioural ground rules to establish relationship parameters when working in teams as a means to manage different objectives and agendas.

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Bret Barton

Chief Executive - Asia Pacific

As the Chief Executive Nova Systems Asia-Pacific, Bret runs a division of Nova Group ...

As the Chief Executive Nova Systems Asia-Pacific, Bret runs a division of Nova Group which amalgamates our newer client sectors and locations with both established engineering professional services and emerging global technologies.

Bret is responsible for the growth and governance of a portfolio of progressive businesses and programs which include our:

  • Nova Singapore Business (Commercial and Defence services);
  • Nova New Zealand Business (Commercial and Defence services);
  • Australian Transport Program (rail and infrastructure, autonomous vehicles and ports); and
  • Australian Energy and Resources Program (oil, gas, mining, power, water and utilities).

Bret is a member of Nova’s Executive Leadership Team and has been a Manager within Nova for 12 years. Bret served 20 years in the Canadian Air Force and supported major test programs for the Canadian, United States and Australian Air Forces.

Bret holds Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Aeronautical Engineering and is an Engineering Executive with the Institute of Engineers Australia.

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Tim Anderson

Program Manager - Energy & Resources

Tim is responsible for program management of the Energy & Resources Program in the power, water, oil and gas ...

Tim is responsible for program management of the Energy & Resources Program in the power, water, oil and gas and mining sectors. In these sectors, Tim leads our client relationships, client solutions delivery,  client-led innovation and sector strategies. Tim has 30 years experience, working with clients in energy, resources, utilities and engineering sectors.

 

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Nick Kemp

Group Chief Strategy & Capability

Reporting to the Group CEO, Nick is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and is responsible ...

Reporting to the Group CEO, Nick is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and is responsible for the leadership and management of Nova’s Strategy, Capability and Marketing functions.  In this capacity, Nick works across the Australia and New Zealand business and is responsible for implementing Nova’s global capability framework.  Nick is an accomplished business leader with over 30 years’ experience across the defence, rail, utilities, medical device and civil aerospace sectors.

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