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Food, glorious food – Wombat Hire brings retailer Fresh & Save to life in Hervey Bay

The good people of Hervey Bay have recently been granted a fresh-food shopping mecca in the form of Fresh & Save. This Queensland-owned retailer is a relatively new face on the supermarket scene, boasting a distinct departure from its conglomerate competitors by taking a more locally focused approach.

The $7.5 million project was put to tender with a large list of trades to source, with everything from demolition through to carpentry services needed. Some true heavy hitters and widely respected names in the construction industry were called upon to collaborate on this project, bringing together the best in their respective fields to achieve a result that the Hervey Bay community could be truly excited about.

Stockland commissioned PDT Architects and the project titans at SJ Higgins Group to work closely with the Fresh & Save team to bring the vision of the space to life. With an eventual build comprising an on-site butcher, in-house bakery, and more, this was a monolith project with many facets involved. Wombat Hire was among the strong team to be selected, joining forces with similarly regarded and respected names in the construction industry.

Fresh & Save

The commitment that Fresh & Save makes to quality starts at the root, where Wombat Hire was brought on to complete all earthworks for the building’s plumbing and drainage. The plumbing construction team at Nicoll Industries entrusted Wombat Hire to undertake the groundwork at the site, with the two companies teaming up to provide an end-to-end service for the duration of the project. Wombat Hire essentially provided the foundations for the Fresh & Save to be built upon, as a reliable plumbing network is crucial for any retailer concerned with food freshness and safety.

With a wide range of experience and a solid client base in Hervey Bay and the greater Fraser Coast region, Wombat Hire was the obvious choice for the project. Their wide range of plant equipment and highly skilled operations team ensured that the earthworks for the plumbing process would be efficient, cost effective, and of the highest quality – three key pillars in any major construction project.

Initial works started with trenching to form a flawless and reliable base for the oncoming plumbing works. The Wombat Hire team used their expertise in earthworks to complete the trenching and pipelaying preparation aspects of the project while successfully collaborating with the many other crews on the ground, navigating between other contractors who were also involved in the fundamental stages of the build.

This independent grocer is the second of its kind on the Fraser Coast, acting as a sibling venue to the brand’s Maryborough outpost. Stockland Hervey Bay Shopping Centre secured the food warehouse for its existing portfolio, providing an alterative to the current sole supermarket retailer in the precinct. The Fresh & Save brand is built on a promise of delivering competitive prices without skimping on quality – an ethos that Wombat Hire shares.

In the ever-changing COVID-19 landscape, a diversification of food retailer options has proven to be essential in helping a community thrive – between snap lockdowns and fear of undersupply, providing the people of Hervey Bay another place to acquire essential goods in a cost-effective manner is a great project to get behind. Adding a competitor to the shopping centre’s grocery mix also ensures that consumers can have choice – something that was previously unavailable for their weekly grocery haul. 

The Wombat Hire team considers the Fresh & Save supermarket to be another sterling example of what they can achieve. Using expert knowledge, the best equipment, effective communication, and seamless collaboration, the team was a key piece in the larger puzzle of bringing this exciting project to fruition. 

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While providing the Services, Provider collects Personal Information about Individuals. This document describes how the Provider collects, stores, uses and discloses Personal Information.

2. Types of information collected

Provider may collect the following types of Personal Information about Individuals:

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  • IP addresses.

3. How information is collected

Provider may collect Personal Information about Individuals using the following methods

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  • from Individuals' communications with Provider;
  • automated analysis of Individuals' use of Provider's services; and
  • recording and storing recordings of telephone calls with the consent of Individuals.

4. How information is held and secured

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  • the use of reputable technology vendors.

5. Deletion of Personal Information

Provider deletes Personal Information when:

  • it is no longer needed; or
  • Individuals request its deletion and it is reasonable to comply.

6. What information is used for

  • Provider may collect, use, hold and disclose Personal Information in order to:
  • enable Individuals to use Provider's services;
  • perform analysis of the typical use of Provider's services;
  • communicate with Individuals;
  • send marketing and promotional messages to Individuals;
  • enable third parties to send marketing and promotional messages to Individuals;
  • run contests or other promotional activities;
  • consider employment applications;
  • comply with the law;
  • enforce agreements with third parties; and
  • process payments.

7. Disclosures of information

Provider may disclose Personal Information to:

  • Provider's employees;
  • professional advisors;
  • third party service providers;
  • software as a service operators;
  • payment systems operators;
  • business partners;
  • sponsors;
  • regulatory bodies; and
  • courts of law.

8. Disclosing information outside Australia

Provider may disclose personal information to organisations outside of Australia. By using the Services, Individuals consent to the disclosure of their Personal Information to overseas recipients.

Provider will make a good faith effort to ensure that overseas recipients deal with Personal Information in a way that is consistent with the principles of the Privacy Act, but Individuals will not have the same rights in relation to overseas recipients who handle their information as they would with Australian recipients.

9. Privacy contact

Questions or complaints from Individuals relating to Provider's dealings with Personal Information should be directed to Provider on company email address displayed in the Contact Us section.

When Individuals communicate a complaint to Provider, Provider will respond within 10 days, and seek to resolve the complaint entirely within 10 days if the nature of the complaint permits it.

Provider will make a reasonable effort to resolve the complaints or questions of Individuals, and where Provider is unable to do so, Provider will attempt to explain why it is unable to do so.

If Individuals consider a matter remains unresolved, Individuals may contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) (http://oaic.gov.au).

10. Accessing information

Under privacy law, Individuals have the right to contact the Provider to modify or obtain information held about them by the Provider.

11. Unknowingly collected information

Provider acknowledges that from time to time, Provider may come into possession of Personal Information without being directly aware of it, for example, from other Individuals or organisations using Provider's service to store, process or publish data.

Provider will make a good faith effort to deal with such Personal Information in accordance with this privacy policy and the principles in the Privacy Act.

12. Disclosures during use of the services

During the use of the Services, Individuals may disclose Personal Information to Organisations. Provider will make a good faith effort to ensure that such disclosures are clear to Individuals, but how those Organisations handle Personal Information is beyond the control of Provider.

13. Changes to this policy

Provider reserves the right to make changes to this document in the future, either to comply with changes in Australian privacy law, or to reflect changing business practices. It is the responsibility of Individuals to regularly check this document for such changes.

14. Definitions

Organisation, Organisations

means an organisation using the Services.

Personal Information

means any information that is categorised as "personal information" under privacy law.

Privacy Act

means The Privacy Act 1988

Service, Services

means the web interface providing information on the plant and machinery services of Provider.

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