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Ferrovial Agroman has left a lasting impression on Port Stephens Community

Category: General / 16 June 2015

The Spanish-based construction company which recently completed the Nelson Bay Road duplication project has left a lasting impression on the Port Stephens community

The Spanish-based construction company which recently completed the Nelson Bay Road duplication project has left a lasting impression on the Port Stephens community.

Ferrovial, which delivered the project two months ahead of schedule for the state government, subcontracted much of its work to local businesses and people.

What's more, having completed the company's first project in Australia, the Ferrovial team decided to donate three water tanks plus office furniture to Port community groups.

The Tomaree Community College (TCC) was the recipient of two 30,000-litre water tanks plus office chairs and desks, while a Bobs Farm church received a 20,000-litre tank - a total value of about $10,000.

TCC manager Ella Clarke said the tanks would benefit the college's community garden volunteers.

"The college's aim is to become more sustainable... we have solar panels on the roof and these tanks will be an absolute godsend to our gardeners," Mrs Clarke said.

"The donation of office furniture to the college was a generous and good community-spirited deed to our not-for-profit organisation."

Ferrovial's Karl Borja said the company was only too happy to give back to the Port community, where many of its workers lived, and as a thank-you to the motorists who had shown extreme patience during the construction phase of the project.

"This was Ferrovial's first project in Australia and with many of our staff living in Port Stephens it seemed only right to donate items left over from the project," Mr Borja said.

"The environment is very important to Ferrovial and we hope the water tanks will make the community garden more environmentally friendly."

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