Programmed has partnered with the City of Melbourne to safeguard almost 200 City of Melbourne government buildings, including Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne City Baths and a number of libraries, pools and childcare centres.
Responsibilities will include electrical supply, lifts, water supply, filtration and air-conditioning, public health needs, fire-fighting equipment and detection, security technology, car parks, barbecue areas, picnic settings and the maintenance of gardens and hedges.
“Melbourne is one of the great cities in the world,” says Programmed managing director and group CEO Glenn Thompson, “and is recognised for its cultural, sporting and business attractions. We are honoured to be partnering with the City of Melbourne to maintain and safeguard these important and much-loved community facilities.”
The critical City of Melbourne government buildings, libraries, swimming pools and childcare centres are to be maintained for the next three years. Other notable sites included are the City Library, Library at the Docks, North Melbourne Baths, Carlton Baths and seven childcare centres from North Melbourne to East Melbourne.
“Our teams are knowledgeable, experienced and eager to deliver these critical services that will drive great experiences for Melburnians,” says Thompson.
Programmed adds the newly-signed Melbourne buildings to a list of iconic landmarks it serves in the city, including the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Shrine of Remembrance, the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Airport.
The contract will secure a number of quality jobs, managed by Programmed, drawing on its broad network of qualified and approved vendors and subcontractors.
Programmed intends to follow a strict COVID-safe protocol with all its partners, to help boost community confidence and enjoyment as the city reopens for work, tourism and more.
Programmed is a provider of staffing, operations and maintenance services, and employs about 30,000 people across Australia and New Zealand.
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