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  • We are excited to announce we are now taking applications for our 2015 Graduate Programme.   The Hacer Group Graduate Programme has been developed to provide our Graduates with a clear pathway through the first years of their journey with Hacer Group. We aim for Graduates to acquire a set of interpersonal skills that sets them apart.   We offer a varied and valuable experience, while developing
 a genuine understanding of
 the business and the industry. The Graduate cycles will expose the participants to Hacer Group’s ‘turn key’ philosophy, from Concept to Completion...
  • It was with great pleasure that Construction Manager, Dario Marino, announced receipt of Practical Completion for the Footscray Plaza Redevelopment for both the Residential and Retail components of the works.   The project has taken over 18 months to build, with 11 separate stages that included 234 apartments, Outdoor Courtyard, Demolition Works, New Kmart and Coles Fit-out, seven Tenancy Shells, a new mall and travelators.   Hacer Group is extremely proud of the efforts of not only its Site Team, but all consultants and subcontractors who contributed to meeting the Client's expectations and vision...
  • Hacer Group is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the "Icecreaminator", taking part in the 2014 Variety NSW B to B Bash.      The Bash is Australia's largest motoring event with participants travelling to rural parts of Australia that they would otherwise not see, at the same time raising money for Variety NSW.   The Icecreaminator, an old Bedford Ice-Cream van with a BIG heart, is taking part but with one major difference: the ability to hand out soft serve ice-cream en-route...
  • The building contract has now been executed for the Nord Apartments project.   Located at 81-85 Flemington Road, North Melbourne, the project offers 143 exclusive apartments, with 1, 2 and 3 bedroom living options, featuring Scandanavian-inspired interiors and beautiful design.  Hacer Group looks forward to working with the Client, Synergy (Flemington Rd) North Melbourne Pty Ltd, and the Architect, Hayball Pty Ltd, on this exciting project.   Works are due for completion in mid 2016.
  • Hacer Group has become a Platinum Corporate Sponsors of the Property Industry Foundation ("PIF").   The PIF is a registered charity which raises money from all sectors of the property and construction industry. It raises in the vicinity of $1.5 million each year, distributing major donations in Victoria to a number of different children's charities including Open Family Australia, Lighthouse Foundation, Kids off the Kerb, Melbourne City Mission, Good Beginnings and Ardoch Youth Foundation...
  • The team on our Smith Street Collingwood project is coming together to help the homeless people living on the streets of Collingwood during this cold weather.   They are collecting any unwanted clothing, footwear and blankets to distribute to the people in need.   If you wish to join them in their efforts, please contact the Smith Street site via Carly Wilkinson on 9810 6809.  Donations can be delivered to the Smith Street site or Hacer's Head Office at 87 High Street, Kew...
  • At the 2014 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards, which celebrate innovation and leading practice within Australia’s property development and investment industries, the Forest Hill Chase Rejuvenation Development was announced Winner of  the Best Shopping Centre Development for 2014.  The Award, presented at a gala dinner in Sydney on Saturday 17 May, is industry recognition of the total asset transformation which has occurred at Forest Hill through various stages of development by Colonial First State since the Centre was acquired in 2005...
  • At the MBAV Apprentice of the Year Awards held on Friday 9 May 2014, Hacer Group’s Troy Gudgeon won the “Student of the Year – Diploma of Building” Award.   Troy completed this Diploma at the Croydon Campus of Swinburne University of Technology over a nine month period.   Hacer Group is proud of this significant achievement by Troy.   Hacer Group - we build Careers.
  • It was with great pleasure and enormous relief that Matt Andrews, Project Manager on the Living Carlton Stage 3 project, announced receipt of Practical Completion on Thursday 17 April 2014.   Stage 3 of the Carlton Housing Redevelopment project, located in the Elgin/Nicholson Street precinct, replaced 56 social housing walk-ups with three new buildings, comprising 120 private apartments and 112 social housing apartments which were developed for the Department of Human Services.   The entire site team have worked incredibly hard to achieve this result, and Hacer Group is extremely proud of their collective efforts in meeting the requirements of Client Living Carlton Consortium - Australand Property Group and Citta Property Group...
  • On Friday 28 March, the Property Industry Foundation's Charity Sailing Challenge took place from Royal Brighton Yacht Club. This event raised around $100,000 for homeless and at-risk youth, and supports PIF's commitment to the Open Family Australia's Chatterbox Bus which services the CBD and Wyndham areas.   Hacer Group's entry, Double Black, skippered by Rob Pitts, finished fifth in overall contention out of 43 yachts. Over 550 industry professionals, yachties and volunteers took part, with the day proving a huge success for organisers and participants alike.
  • A mere nose length gave Spirit of Boom Group 1 success in the 1200m Hacer Group William Reid Stakes on Friday night, beating home a fast finishing Fontelina. The win produced the second Group 1 victory for Eagle Farm-based trainer Tony Gollan who, along with jockey Michael Rodd, experienced a nervous wait for the result to be posted.   Hacer Group is a proud sponsor of this quality horse race, and the opportunity afforded it by the Moonee Valley Racing Club.
  • Hacer Group Directors, Vin Sammartino, Rob Pitts and Kevin Hibberson congratulate Spirit of Boom's winning trainer Tony Gollan and jockey Michael Rodd, following the official presentation of trophies for the Group 1 Hacer Group William Reid Stakes.    
  • The Estate One - Building G project achieved Practical Completion, ahead of programme, on 19 March 2014.   This As-Built Green Star-rated building, marks the first office building within the new Business Park, and will be a benchmark for future buildings.    We are proud to add this project to our commercial portfolio, and congratulate our dedicated Site and Design Teams in delivering a quality project for the Client, CBUS.   Hacer Group - we build Commercial.
  • Hacer Group is pleased to announce it is once again sponsoring the Group 1 William Reid Stakes, as won by champion mare Black Caviar in 2013, at Moonee Valley Racing Club on Friday 21 March.   Hacer Group is extremely proud of its sponsorship of the William Reid Stakes, and its partnership with Moonee Valley Racing Club. We wish to thank the Chairman of MVRC, Mr Bob Scarborough, and his dedicated staff for the opportunity to be associated with this Group 1 race.   Hacer Group – We build partnerships...
  • Works have commenced on a new state-of-the-art commercial development at 248 Burwood Road, Hawthorn.    The building will be a striking addition to this desirable commercial precinct, and features the following: - Areas from 400sqm to 3,600sqm - Secure basement car parking - High exposure corner location - Targeted 5 star NABERS rating - Excellent natural light - On site cafe - Flexible floor areas   The project is due for completion in early 2015.  
  • On Friday 14 February 2014, Hacer Group moved from its 620 High Street address to new premises at 87 High Street. Located in the heart of Kew junction, the building was purchased and refurbished to create a new Head Office, and allow for future growth.   The building provides approximately 2200sqm of net space over two levels, including 62 basement car parking spaces. Internally, an open feature staircase facilitates circulation between levels and is filled with natural light from the first floor skylights...
  • Hacer Group was invited by project developer, AXF Property, to attend their 'Purchasers & Partners' Function on Thursday 13 February 2014.   At the conclusion of an informal "on the couch" discussion, the presentation of a commemorative shovel was made by Hacer's CEO, Rob Pitts, to AXF's General Manager, Rob Rafaniello, to be used for the official "sod turning".
  • Hacer Group was invited by project developer, AXF Property, to attend their 'Purchasers & Partners' Function on Thursday 13 February 2014. The intent of the evening was to provide purchasers an opportunity to mingle with fellow residents, and to meet the partners and suppliers for the project.   Hacer Group's CEO, Rob Pitts, together with Andy Asker, General Manager Construction, and Matt Andrews, Project Manager for the Imperial Doncaster project, took part in an informal "on the couch" discussion with MC, Scott Jessop.
  • Hacer Group is pleased to confirm that a building contract has been executed with AXF Development (Sovereign Point) Pty Ltd for the Imperial Doncaster project.    This development involves the construction of a 10-level residential building, plus two-level basement car park, and consists of 94 apartments and associated areas. The site is located in a high profile area in Doncaster, opposite Westfield Shopping Centre, and boasts city views.   Hacer Group - we build Residential...
  • Hacer Group is pleased to announce that the 38 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn project has won a Commendation in the UDIA Victoria Awards (under the High Density category). The Awards are run by the Urban Development Institute and celebrate high quality Urban Developments across the country.   The Camberwell Road Team worked through some extremely tough Town Planning requirements, and managed some particularly difficult situations, which are a common challenge in ‘urban’ construction...
  • Article by Blair Thomson appearing in the Bendigo Advertiser on Tuesday  19 November 2013:   A $37 million revamp of Lansell Square is a step closer after the appointment of the Hacer Group as builder. The development will see a 4,300 square metre Coles supermarket and 18 specialty stores added to the site, along with additional car parking. Charter Hall development manager Will Green said the appointment was an important milestone for the project.   “Lansell Square is an important centre for Charter Hall and the local area, and through these expansion and redevelopment works, we are committed to creating an even better shopping environment for the local community and creating opportunities for existing and new retail businesses," he said...
  • Project Manager, Clint Cassar, is pleased to announce Tarneit Gardens Shopping Centre today achieved Practical Completion. The project finished in accordance with the contract program, and Client Woolworths is delighted with its new Centre.   Hacer Group acknowledges the efforts of the entire Project Team in delivering this quality project.   Hacer Group - we build Retail. 
  • The Blue September Charity Cup was played Grand Final Eve at McDonnell Park, Northcote.  Played between Hacer Group and their subcontractors, led by Prime Electrical & Data, the game was played in a great spirit, showcasing some surprising talents on both sides. The fitter Subbies team went in early favourites but Hacer’s strength and experience saw them (perhaps) win the game by a mere 3 points. Upon conclusion of the game, the goal umpires were unable to reconcile scores and a draw was agreed, with a return match scheduled for 2014...
  • The keenly anticipated Blue September Charity Cup football game, Hacer Group vs Subbies, featured in the Herald-Sun on Friday 27 September.  Photographed at Hacer Group's Living Carlton Stage 3 site, the opponents took time out to promote the game to be played at McDonnell Park, Northcote commencing at 2pm today.    All funds raised will go to support the Blue September campaign.
  • On 27 September 2013, the Masters Williams Landing project was handed over, a month ahead of contract date, to enable the three month fitout process to commence.   With works commencing on site late January 2013, the Team, under the direction of Project Manager, Matt Hyams, has worked diligently to enable a smooth delivery and handover of a quality building to Developer, Cedar Woods.   Hacer Group is grateful to the ongoing working relationships with both its  subcontractors and the entire Project Team...
  • Team Hacer has signed up to take part in Australia's largest one day bike ride, the Bupa 'Around the Bay' cycling challenge.   While most have spent Sunday mornings snuggly sleeping in, spare a thought for those of the Team who have trained for either the 100km Frankston, or 210km Sorrento, return ride on Sunday 20 October.   We wish Team Hacer's 24 riders every success in this gruelling event, and will be riding every pot hole (safely) from afar.      
  • It was with great pleasure that achievement of Practical Completion was confirmed for The Canterbury project, late on Tuesday 10 September 2013.   In what has been an incredibly difficult and challenging project for the team, the project has been transformed since commencing on site in late August 2012. From a distressed, partially-complete project, The Canterbury has required incredible resilience from all involved in order to achieve completion of a high-end development for project client, EG Funds Management...
  • Following his success at the Master Builders Association of Victoria - 2013 State Apprentice of the Year Awards, Hacer Group's Matt Maud was last night announced Winner of the 'Victorian Trainee of the Year'  Award at Crown Palladium.   Matt will now attend the Australian Training Awards to held in Western Australia in November.   Congratulations Matt on this major, and well-deserved, achievement!   Hacer Group - we build careers.
  • Blue September is about fighting cancer in men.   Hacer Group is proud to support and promote the Blue September Campaign, and is helping to raise funds for cancer research.  The construction industry has pledged to raise $50,000 through various initiatives, and we encourage you to make a donation at http://bs2013.everydayhero.com/au/hacer-group.    In addition to the above, Hacer Group sites and Head Office are selling Blue September stubby holders - pick one up today and know your $10 donation will make a difference to men's health...
  • The Lilydale Marketplace project, involving the extension of an existing and operational Shopping Centre, achieved Practical Completion and held the offcial opening to the public on Wednesday 31 July, showcasing a Big W store, extension to the existing Woolworths, an ALDI Supermarket, BWS Store and 30 new specialty stores, together with a complete revamp of the existing centre.   Feedback from the Client and all stake holders has been extremly positive, and Hacer Group's management is proud of not only the efforts of its Site and Design Teams, but those of  all consultants and subcontractors involved with this project...
  • Hacer Group has been nominated as Preferred Contractor for the Marne Street Apartments, South Yarra. The project incorporates 8 luxury apartments over four levels, basement car parking and associated landscaping works. We look forward to working with the Client, Hudson Conway, Architect, Allan Powell Architects, and the entire Project Team in delivering this project.   Hacer Group - We build Residential.
  • Hacer Group is proud to annouce that, further to his success at the MBAV's Apprentice of the Year Awards in May, Matt Maud has been nominated for the 2013 Victorian Training Awards as "Victorian Trainee of the Year", scheduled to be held at Crown Palladium on Friday 6 September.   We wish Matt, and all other Finalists, every success in these Awards.   Hacer Group - Quality people, building confidence.    
  • The Avenue Village Shopping Centre, Cranbourne opened its doors to the public on Wednesday 19 June 2013.  The Centre contains a new Woolworths Store, six tenancies and carparking for 400+ cars.    The Client, Brown Property Group, and Woolworths were delighted with the final look and feel of the Centre, which is a welcome addition for the local community who have watched the project develop over the past nine months.   Hacer Group - We build Retail.
  • From a car yard to a fuel station, to a hole in the ground for 4 years, this site is now the address of 53 one and two bedroom apartments, two ground floor retail tenancies and a two level basement car park.   Hacer Group commenced construction at end of January 2012, received the Occupancy Permit on 24 May, Practical Completion on 28 May and purchasers commenced moving in on 5 June 2013.   The team experienced countless challenges throughout the project, in particular the extent of finishes to the facade, internal stair case design, site access restraints and managing the adjoining neighbours and Council expectations...
  • At the recent Master Builders Association of Victoria - 2013 State Apprentice of the Year Awards, Hacer Group's Matt Maud was announced Winner of the 'Student of the Year - Diploma of Building' from 10 other candidates.   Matt, who has worked with Hacer Group for over 7 years, enrolled to complete a Diploma of Building Construction at Swinburne University, who nominated him for this Award.    Hacer is extremely proud of Matt's achievement, and will continue to support him in his construction role...
  • Practical Completion was achieved on the $35.0 million Polaris, Bundoora project on 25 March 2013.   This mixed-use development consisting of major tenancies Woolworths and Dan Murphy’s, 25 specialty tenancies and 64 residential apartments was completed for Deal Corporation.  
  • Going perfectly to script, Black Caviar stretched her unbeaten run to 24 at Moonee Valley on Friday 22 March in the $400,000 Group 1 Hacer Group William Reid Stakes in front of a Cox Plate-like crowd. In what had been billed as possibly her final start in Victoria, the Peter Moody-trained champion claimed a four-length victory in the 1200-metre event, beating home stable mate Karuta Queen and Fawkner, and equalled Kingston Town’s Australasian record of 14 Group 1 wins with her second William Reid Stakes success...
  • The Cirque Apartments in Lord Street, Richmond achieved Practical Completion on 8 March 2013.   The project consists of 88 apartments and four Ground Floor tenancies, with single level basement car parking.  The building extends from basement to Level 5 inclusive. The apartments feature high quality finishes, fixtures and fittings, and appliances throughout.   Hacer Group is proud to have been associated with the Client, W Property Group, and Architects, SJB Architects, on this quality development...
  • Works to the 124-apartment One Lygon project achieved Practical Completion on 7 March 2013.  Consisting of nine storeys, four prominently-placed tenancies and basement carpark, the building features an intricate precast facade which now dominates the local skyline.    Hacer Group is proud to have delivered this project for Alpha Lygon Developments.
  • The attached news item appeared in The Age on Wednesday 6 March 2013:   The Star Wars series of the 1970s, staring Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, would seem to be a world away from apartment living in Melbourne. However, Princess Leia's influence on architect Callum Fraser, a director of Elenberg Fraser, played a major role in the design of the Luna apartments, in Barkly Street, St Kilda.   ''As a teenager I grew up looking at Princess Leia on my wall. I loved the series, but how could you forget her attire,'' Fraser says...