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14 September 2017

EV World, New Zealand

This year, ChargePoint participated in New Zealand’s EV World Electric Vehicle Industry and Public Showcase. The conference, which took place on the 8th and 9th of September 2017, was held during International Drive Electric Week (9-17 September).

22 June 2017

Visionstream Wireless Project team surpasses 2 million staff hours LTI free

Visionstream’s Wireless Project team, consisting of the Ericsson nbn Fixed Wireless Roll out, Telstra Wireless and the NSW Telecommunications Authority Project, recorded 2.09 million staff hours without a lost time injury (LTI) as at the end of May and over 1.61 million staff hours without a medically treated injury (MTI). This record exceeds industry averages and highlights how the local Visionstream Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) coordinators work collaboratively with field staff, contractors and engineers to foster a strong safety culture.

“Most companies celebrate the milestone of a million staff hours LTI free, the fact that we have surpassed 2 million staff hours LTI free, plus over a million staff hours MTI free on a national construction project is a cause for great celebration” says David Wright, National SHEQ Manager – Wireless Projects, Communications Division, “These great results follow a concerted effort by our SHEQ personnel and leaders across Visionstream to educate our employees and subcontractors about work safety.”

The Wireless Projects team completes Greenfield builds and upgrades of telecommunication towers across Australia, in all states and most territories, including remote sites in the outback. Visionstream prioritises safety and strives to ensure all workers go home in the same condition they arrived at the start of their shift, no matter where they may be working and how tight the deadline. “The importance of working safely, and speaking up if something is not right, is part of the Visionstream safety culture and a message that is not lost on our people,” says Darren Shannon, Project Director – Wireless Projects, Communications Division.

For more information on Visionstream Wireless Projects, including the Ericsson Fixed Wireless Project and the Optus Wireless Project, please visit

24 May 2017

JDRF One Ride 2017: A personal reflection on passion and finding your inner strength

Recently, 17 riders from Visionstream took part in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) One Ride, as part of Visionstream’s wider commitment to corporate social responsibility. “One Ride gives us the opportunity, not only support Type 1 Diabetes research, but also to work as a team, and to encourage our people to be healthy and active,” says Richard Kelleway, CEO Visionstream.

In total, 369 people took part in the event and over $1.1 million was raised to support research for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and its complications. A team of around 100 riders, led by CEO Andy Penn, represented Telstra, who topped the fundraising leader board, with an impressive $355,690 raised. Riding alongside Telstra, Visionstream came in second with a solid final fundraising total of $78,140.

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10 April 2017

Visionstream indigenous partnership cleans up!

One of Visionstream’s national nbn teams based in Australia’s mid north coast of NSW is working to upgrade a boat ramp and surrounding picnic area in Kempsey, partnering with the local indigenous community, contractors and Kempsey Shire Council after a successful program of works connecting the region to the national broadband network.

Visionstream identified a skills gap in their nbn project, based around the Port Macquarie and Kempsey area, and engaged Real Futures, a training and employment service supporting indigenous Australians, to connect job ready people with the Visionstream team.

Indigenous employees sourced from Real Futures were deployed to the project working with Visionstream to roll out the nbn and paving the way to connect homes and businesses to the nbn.  As part of the Real Futures program, 50 Visionstream employees and subcontractors undertook cultural awareness training to gain a better insight into indigenous culture.  

The partnership between the teams was so successful that Visionstream, Real Futures and local contractors joined forces to work on a community improvement program, to benefit the local area. An upgrade project was identified, including rubbish and weed removal, the installation of new park benches, an upgrade of the path around the area and the planting of indigenous flora.  To celebrate the successful completion of the project, a thank you BBQ and game of touch football was enjoyed by all.

Visionstream is supportive of nbn’s Reconciliation Action Plan and is finding unique ways to support its development and growth across our business.

3 March 2017

Visionstream ensures continuous mobile reception at Melbourne’s biggest events

If you shared or are sharing pictures or videos live from any of the following events in Melbourne you've got the Visionstream Optus Wireless Project (OWP) team to thank!

  • Carols by Candlelight - Sidney Myer Music Bowl
  • New Year Eve’s 2016 celebrations
  • Australian Open 2017
  • White Night (18 -19 February)
  • Moomba Festival (10 -13 March).

The team have installed a transportable cell tower, or Cell on Wheels (COW) that ensures continuous and enhanced Optus 4G mobile coverage at the events.

The COW caters for major events, where phone and data usage are at higher than normal levels. To deploy one COW can be likened to building almost three permanent mobile sites capacity wise within a week.

“We are very pleased to see another successful deployment of the COW by our OWP team,” says Richard Kelleway, CEO, Visionstream. “Installing these towers is a mammoth task and it is a testament to the dedication and hard work of this team that the COW was in place one week ahead of schedule.” The tower will continue to bring enhanced coverage to the precinct until March 2017.


With more than 20 years’ industry experience and end-to-end project capabilities across design, construction, operations and maintenance services, Visionstream’s delivery of mission critical networks is supported by robust project management methodologies, in-house technical capabilities, an extensive sub-contractor network and a strong culture of safety and sustainability.

Partnering with our clients, we find solutions for the key issues facing network operators including accessibility, efficiency, reliability, safety, equity and security.

Visionstream is part of Ventia, one of the largest services businesses in Australasia delivering smart solutions with the vision to lead the way in infrastructure services by harnessing the power of technology. Ventia has operations in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea.

1 March 2017

Visionstream New Zealand secure Chorus Service Person of the Year Award

Visionstream New Zealand has taken out Chorus’ most coveted award - the ‘2017 Chorus Service Person of the Year’ at the recent SPOTY Awards held in Auckland on Thursday 23 February.

The Chorus Service Person of the Year was awarded to Visionstream’s UFB-Connect technician Erman Cikan, recognising his outstanding customer service, with the support of the broader UFB-Connect team.

Visionstream has now held this title for the last four out of five years, which was complemented by a range of other illustrious 2017 SPOTY industry awards:

  • Outstanding Customer Experience Award: Erman Cikan (Visionstream UFB-Connect Technician)
  • Outstanding Customer Experience Award (Highly Commended): Naresh Rajendran (Visionstream UFB-Connect Technician)
  • Team Leader Of The Year: Peter Oliver (UFB Build Project Manager)
  • People’s Choice Award: Margie Yu (Visionstream Service Commitment Centre) in collaboration with Brian O’Malley from Chorus.

Chorus is Visionstream’s major client and New Zealand’s largest telecommunications infrastructure company, responsible for the design, build and maintenance the country’s fixed line telecommunications network for present and future generations.

Congratulations to the winners, all teams involved, and especially the Visionstream New Zealand team who have another year as reigning titleholders.