Multiplex a career highlight for project manager

David Hermann at the recently completed Burnett Heads town centre works.

The Bundaberg Region has benefited from some major infrastructure developments in recent years and David Hermann has been involved with several of them.

Mr Hermann said the successful completion of major projects in the Bundaberg Region was very rewarding and he has enjoyed contributing to the improvement of infrastructure.

Mr Hermann was Council’s project manager for the award-winning $30 million Multiplex (Stages 1 and 2) project and more recently, the $8.3 million Burnett Heads town centre redevelopment. 

In addition to managing the projects, he also administered contracts with successful contractors.

“The Multiplex project was a career highlight for me,” Mr Hermann said. 

“The challenge of delivering a significant and unique building for Council was not only beneficial to career development, but a rewarding one as well.”

Mr Hermann came to the Council with an extensive background in both civil and building works. He was initially tasked to manage disaster recovery works after the 2013 flood. 

He said he was glad to be back in Bundaberg after working around the state in various roles. 

“I was attracted to this position as I enjoy constructing projects within my home town,” Mr Hermann said.

“I enjoy Bundaberg’s moderate climate and don’t miss the colder weather in Toowoomba.”

Mayor Jack Dempsey said the Multiplex (Stages 1 and 2) provided a facility to meet the current and future needs of the Bundaberg Region.

“We have a building that is essential for the delivery of sports and childcare through the capable management of the PCYC while also providing a much-needed centre to cater to convention-style functions,” Mayor Dempsey said.

Burnett Heads redevelopment

The Burnett Heads town centre redevelopment project took 10 months to complete and has boosted vitality with a new nautical-themed main street design and sewer infrastructure. 

Technology has also enhanced the streetscape with smart street lighting, CCTV cameras, electronic billboards, public Wi-Fi and electric car charging.

Divisional councillor Scott Rowleson said the Burnett Heads project would enhance the lifestyle of residents and draw more visitors.