Streetbuild expands to the West Coast with new State Manager

Streetbuild expands to the West Coast

Though the last several months have brought some challenges for the construction industry, the team at Streetbuild has used this time to expand to better service clients across Australia. In 2021, we welcomed our new State Manager – WA, Cameron Morrison to lead the team over on the west coast. We sat down with him recently to hear more about what led him to Streetbuild. 

  1. What drew you to begin your career in the construction industry? 

I grew up on a farm in Wycheproof, Victoria. Though I always thought I would continue the farming tradition, several droughts lead me to pursue a fall-back plan. So, I completed my apprenticeship and soon feel in love with the work. I grew up working with my hands and had an interest in building, so it seemed like a natural fit. 

  1. What led you to joining the Streetbuild team?

My career has been diverse and has spanned 30 years of progressive growth and seeking opportunities across multiple states. 

My career began in the late 90’s. Opportunities for carpentry apprenticeships were scarce at the time, so I first entered the industry in a bricklaying pre-apprenticeship in Ballarat, Victoria as a steppingstone into carpentry. Four weeks into the bricklaying pre-apprenticeship, I was offered the full gig which saw me working in Ballarat and later, Townville in North Queensland. 

From there, I decided to complete my diploma of Building and Building Surveying which I did at RMIT in Melbourne. On completion, I was offered a Contract Administrators role, but was promoted within 12 months to Project Manager where I worked on commercial projects across the state. 

Some years later, my wife and I decided to explore Australia with Perth being the desired location. I was soon offered an opportunity with a national building company. While our original plan was to only stay for a year or two years, 14 years later it looks like we are staying.

I worked in WA as a Project Manager for almost a decade. More recently, I made the move over to Business Development, but when the opportunity arose to lead operations for Streetbuild in WA, I couldn’t pass it up. I was eager to get back to my roots and get my hands dirty again.  Since joining the team in September, I’ve hit the ground running and am excited for what’s the come. 

  1. What kind of projects excite you?

There isn’t just one type of project that I am drawn to. It’s not the size or industry that counts. I feel fulfilled when a project is deemed a success for the client – it’s finished well, it’s fit for purpose and I have a team that is proud of their work and eager to continue that momentum into the next project. That’s what excites me most. 

  1. What have you enjoyed most about your role so far?

Even though I am separated from most of the wider team over here on the west coast, I’ve still felt a great sense of collaboration, team effort and just a generally great team attitude and approach.  The team is always willing to work through challenges and celebrate successes together, even though we work across multi states. 

  1. In your opinion, what is the outlook for the construction industry moving into the new year, after what was a challenging year?

Confirming pricing on materials and managing program timeframes with sub-contractors has been two of the biggest issue I’ve faced over the last few months. 

As a team, we have learnt to work around lockdowns and border restrictions, however we now need to face whatever knock-on effects come of these into the new year. 

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Worked at StreetBuild for just over 2 years. Moved to WA in 2007 with his family. Cameron currently hold extensive knowledge after being in the construction industry for 26years with qualifications such as Diploma of Building, Diploma of Building Surveying and a Cert III in construction (fit out and finish). Cameron has had several leadership roles within his 26years of experience in the construction industry and through these experiences his career advice is it’s a small world, surround yourself with good people.

A personal message from Cam… “I look forward to being a part of the good work that has been delivered by the Streetbuild team over the years”.

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As a highly motivated, goal orientated, and process driven leader, Steve’s focus is on driving collaboration within project teams to achieve optimum project outcomes for each and every client.

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He has proven to be a leader, that understands the importance of effective client communication, and his success lies in his commitment to taking a ‘hands on’ management approach.

Having worked and learnt under strong mentors himself, Tim understands the value of providing strong leadership, and mentoring to his staff members. Tim has a natural ability to develop and strengthen both individuals and management teams resulting in deeply loyal, inspired and effective colleagues.

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From day one, Graeme’s attention to detail ensured that business was constructed on the foundations of quality service, industry best practice, strong business ethics and an unwavering desire to go the extra mile for all stakeholders.

To this end, Graeme’s focus was to establish Streetbuild as a trusted employer and business partner – something he is proud to have successfully achieved with 25 staff that uphold these same values and over 30 construction partner organisations across Australia.

After leading the Streetbuild team as Managing Director for 20 years, in July 2018, Graeme handed the batten to Co-owner, Tim Gagen who has since shouldered the overall management and commercial direction of the business.

Graeme has now taken a more ‘helicopter view’ of the business, remaining as Founding Director & Secretary and Board Members, playing an advisory role in the areas of compliance and business practices.

With the commercial management of the business taken care of, Graeme now has the opportunity to pursue his passion for developing the Streetbuild team and providing mentorship to staff covering everything from construction expertise to business acumen. This process has been instrumental in providing a pathway to meet the short and longer-term aspirations.

Graeme continues to derive great satisfaction and pride in the ongoing development and expansion of the Streetbuild business and the people that make it happen in the STREETBUILD WAY.

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