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Commercial & Residential
Design & Construct
4 Mortimer St, Wonthaggi VIC 3995
TS Constructions are proud of the latest
addition to their portfolio of distinctive projects
Our success is only possible with the help of our
dedicated and highly skilled team of staff,
subcontractors and suppliers, who we thank &
congratulate for another stunning outcome.
TS Constructions can turn your concept into reality, from luxury
residential homes and developments through to commercial
projects and industrial buildings.
We can design and construct or build to your plans. Contact us to
review your ideas and explore options that will deliver a superior
result, tailored specifically for your unique project.
TS Constructions have a long as-
sociation with Phillip Island Nature
Parks, with a particular emphasis
on the Nobbies Centre.
In the last 18 months they have
re-roofed the entire complex and
fully gutted the internal area des-
ignated for the Ocean Discovery
Once this was completed, all the
structural and finishing works re-
quired for the exhibition experts
had to be done within a very tight
time frame and to exacting stan-
The works team has seen the best
and worst of the Nobbies weather
in this time, from howling winds
and wild seas through to perfect
Not that many of them had the
opportunity to admire the scenery,
seeing they were in the bowels of
the building working hard.
The first major stage required
removal of the old exhibition and
years of accumulated detritus, lo -
cated 5 meters below the ground.
Access was severely restricted.
Everything had to be hand de-
molished and lifted to the surface
using a small internal crane.
An army of labourers were bought
in and were amazingly efficient and
The old exhibition had 100’s of
redgum sleepers, used as walk-
ways, which all had to be lifted and
Keeping with the environmental
ethos of the client, TS Construc-
tions found good homes for these
sleepers, as landscaping materials
for many of the team that were in-
volved in removing them.
At the peak of works, this team
removed 52 tonnes in 3 days and
trucked it off the island.
Once the area was cleared works
started on the exhibition space.
Visitors will notice that the new
exhibition is angular, with walk-
ways and different spaces linking
in a fluid and enticing manner.
This effect meant that there is
scarcely a 90 degree angle in the
entire construction process.
Each component had to be careful
and meticulously located according
to complex plans.
Failure at this stage would mean
the expensive audio visual equip-
ment, which has a no margin for er-
ror in installation, would not work
As expected, TS Constructions
took on this challenge and delivered
the expected space in a manner that
The project team was led by Mal
Lindsay, a Director of TS Con-
structions, who had to draw on his
many years’ experience in project
Mal’s attention to detail and me-
ticulous and methodical manner
enabled the project to continue at a
steady pace, even when unexpected
issues were discovered.
He was ably supported by site
foreman Simon Warkotsch.
Simon had his fingerprints all
over every aspect of the build, co -or-
dinating an army of different trades
and materials in a safe and efficient
way, all the time maintaining a can
do attitude and happy disposition.
The trades and suppliers, too
many to list individually, all took to
this project with gusto.
Most were locally based busi-
nesses who will be taking family
and friends through the space for
years to come, and they will be able
to proudly point out all the great
works they did that are hidden be-
hind complex exhibits and displays.
TS Constructions are the lead-
ing, Bass Coast based construction
company that can deliver complex
commercial projects for govern-
ment and private industry, as well
exceptional residential construc-
To learn more about what they
can do for your next project, con-
tact them on 5672 2466 or admin@
tsconstructions.com.au or check
out their website www.tsconstruc-
tions.com.au for an overview of
their business and other projects.
Built by TS
Proud of their involvement in the new
Nobbies Ocean Discovery Centre
PHILLIP Island is an action packed
playground this summer with all-new
penguin experiences, an Antarctic jour-
ney, Go Karts and more!
It is a place of natural beauty, sandy
beaches, tranquil wetlands, unique wild-
life and fun, and engaging experiences,
which cater for everyone.
The island is certainly bursting with
adventures this summer, with a wide
range of activities on offer to keep the
whole family entertained.
From the redeveloped, state of the art
penguin viewing experience, the extraor-
dinary new Antarctic Journey at The
Nobbies, Go-Kart action on the Phillip
Island Grand Prix Circuit and sky high
adventures with Phillip Island Sky Trail,
to traditional carnival fun, the Summer
Vibes food, wine and music festival and
tantalising new seafood offerings, the is-
land is a great place for families to relax
Enjoy a helicopter joy flight; learn to
surf with a local; indulge in a visit to
the Chocolate Factory; or get lost in the
Maze. The kids can run and play on end-
less golden beaches, while parents re-
treat to cafes and enjoy shopping.
There are fishing charters, and wine
tasting at a boutique vineyard.
What’s new this year on
Penguins Plus at Phillip Island Penguin
The world famous Phillip Island Pen-
guin Parade has recently launched a
completely new visitor experience, Pen-
guins Plus, in partnership with RACV.
Visitors can now experience the little
penguins from a closer, underground
vantage point as they pass by at eye level.
Phillip Island Nature Parks has also re-
cently released an app where one
can find out what the penguins are up
to each month of the year.
The free app can be found in the An-
droid or Apple store under Phillip Island
Nature Parks Australia – Penguins.
The penguins arrive at sunset every
night of the year. Penguins Plus tickets are
$47.20 per adult and $23.60 per child
and Underground Viewing tickets are
$60.00 per adult and $30.00 per child.
General, self guided viewing tickets are
$24.50 per adult and $12.25 per child.
An Antarctic Journey
Phillip Island Nature Parks this week
is introducing the world’s first interac-
tive Antarctic experience in partnership
with WWF-Australia at The Nobbies.
Visitors will be invited on a three level
walk through adventure that provides a
virtual and educational insight into the
wonderful world of the Southern Ocean
As the first attraction in Australia to
share the WWF brand, the ‘Antarctic
Journey’ features state of the art multi-
media technology including an augment-
ed reality screen which will allow visitors
to appear as though they are patting a
penguin, playing with a seal or within
arm’s reach of a magnificent whale.
The Antarctic Journey is open daily
from December 14th and costs $18.00
per adult and $9 per child.
Go Karts at Grand Prix Circuit
Phillip Island is home to the annual
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix (Mo-
toGP) event, held in October each year.
Families can now experience the excite-
ment of being a professional rider in
a race simulator or even race against
their friends around the super fast scale
replica Go Kart track in one of the new
fleet of French made Sodi RT8 solo and
tandem go karts. The go kart sessions
cost $35 (10 minutes), $60 (20 minutes)
and $80 (30 minutes). A minimum age
of 12 years applies to single karts and
five years (accompanied by an adult) for
Phillip Island Sky Trail
Visitors can experience the excitement
and adventure of scaling high above the
Island with the opening of Phillip Island’s
Sky Trail. Standing at three stories high,
the intricate rope course and adrenalin
pumping challenges are the first of its
kind in Victoria making it a must-see
and do experience for thrill-seekers.
Island Summer Carnival
Families will love the annual Island
Summer Carnival, a traditional carni-
val packed with rides, entertainment,
showbags and carnival food. The
young and young at heart can let their
hair down on the thrilling selection of
rides with all the favourites including
big and small rollercoasters, a mirror
maze, water balls, bumper boats and
a shark bouncing bubble along with
the ever popular tea cup ride, dodgem
cars, the Animals on the Move petting
zoo, snake handler demonstrations
and a brilliant Australia Day fire-
A delicious selection of carnival food
including toffee apples, fairy floss, dag-
wood dogs and showbags will also be on
offer. The Island Summer Carnival runs
from 6pm until 11pm every night from
26th December until 26th January.
Vibes on Churchill Island
Visitors can celebrate the arrival of
summer to the sounds of live music, lo-
cal produce, beer and wine at Summer
Vibes on Churchill Island. Music lovers
can kick back, relax and take in the glo-
rious views while sampling local cheeses,
gourmet produce, beer and wine on the
lawns of Churchill Island Heritage Farm.
The new chef at the much loved
Churchill Island Café has embraced
all that our region and the farm has
to offer with a sumptuous range of
new dishes featuring many ingredients
plucked straight from the farm’s kitch-
Summer Vibes runs every Friday in
December and January (except Christ-
mas Day) from 6pm until 8pm at the
Churchill Island Heritage Farm.
Entry to the café and lawn area is free
with gourmet food and drinks at menu
Bass Strait Direct
This summer, gourmands can feast on
fresh morsels plucked straight from the
Island’s waters by new seafood whole-
saler, Bass Straight Direct in Newhaven.
Each day Bass Straight Direct bring in a
tantalising fresh bounty of fish and shell-
fish including whiting, flathead, snapper
and calamari straight from the Island’s
waters for visitors to choose from.
It’s holiday time
at Phillip Island
On the Island or around it, there’s plenty to do on the holidays.
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