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We are excited to announce the re-signing of our Australian partnership with Action Target, a world leader in modern shooting range equipment.
Through our partnership to date we are proud to have been involved in the delivery of numerous shooting range facilities across Law Enforcement and Defence industry. These ranges have provided some of the most versatile and advanced live-fire training environments ever seen on Australian soil and are highly regarded on a world-stage.
Zeroed thank Action Target for their continued support as we grow this capability from strength to strength.
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The Manteena Security team has hit the ground running in 2022 with construction works being undertaken across the country in: Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Perth & Christmas Island; plus, overseas in: PNG, East Timor and Poland.

Locally we are currently working in Old Parliament House, Parliament House, the Royal Australian Mint and for a number of private sector clients.

Leading these construction activities is Operations Manager, Maurice Flynn, who joined Manteena in 2021. Maurice brings together more than 30 years of international and local construction experience, with extensive understanding of secure government office fitout. Throughout Maurice’s career he has managed a range of successful projects across Ireland, England and Germany and over 15 years based in Australia. Maurice has substantial experience working with a wide variety of different cultures, clients and co-workers and is an accredited construction focused mediator. Prior to joining Manteena, Maurice held senior construction positions at Lendlease UX and St Hilliers.

Manteena is delighted to announce that it has achieved ISO 27001 certification for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). The certification and audit process was conducted by Equal Assurance.

ISO 27001 is a system of processes, documents, technology and people to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information, through a risk management process that guarantees the safe processing of data, thus providing peace of mind and building trust among all stakeholders.

Gareth Hunt, the Business Systems Manager for Manteena explains, “This certification provides high level validation of Manteena’s information storage and management practices across our Security and Commercial areas of the business”.

“It also provides clients with validation that their information is secure”.

Andrew Kemp, Manteena Security General Manager added, “We are now a construction industry leader with this certification, reinforcing Manteena as a frontrunner in delivery of security outcomes”.

The ISO 27001 certification further compliments Manteena’s recently acquired Department of Defence DISP accreditation and ISO31000 Risk Management certification.

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Manteena is now accredited with DISP membership through the Department of Defence.
The Defence Industry Security Program (DISP) is an initiative of the Department of Defence to accredit companies who meet their high levels of integrity requirements around protection of people, information and assets. The program aims to protect against security threats to Australian businesses and through them sensitive Government information. This is achieved by ensuring that accredited companies comply with stringent controls around:

Manteena Security General Manager, Andrew Kemp said, “Achieving DISP membership further demonstrates Manteena’s commitment toward improving security within our operating environment and strengthening our security practices more broadly across the business”.

“Manteena is proud to support Defence in protecting its assets and information through its involvement in this program and delivery of projects for the Commonwealth”.

More details of this membership can be provided by contacting us.

Congratulations to our CEO, Simon Butt, who was elected President of the Master Builders Australia!

This is the second time in its 129 year history that a Canberran will lead the peak building and construction body—the only national voice representing all sectors of the industry.

We know first-hand of Simon’s passion for building & construction therefore the MBA will benefit immensely from his experience and leadership.

Manteena wins National Building Excellence Award |

The Samoan High Commission in Canberra was awarded the National Commercial/Industrial Building under $5 million at the Master Builders Australia National Excellence Awards held in Adelaide on the weekend.

Denita Wawn, CEO – Master Builders Australia, when announcing the award said, “Manteena are an icon of the industry, ACT and Canberra Region. It’s great to see they have once again delivered to the highest standard with this award winning project”.

This is a tremendous accolade for the whole team who worked tirelessly to deliver a high quality product, from an aspiration design, for fantastic client.

The award is Manteena’s fourth national title in the past nine years and will sit nicely alongside the CSIRO Entomology Lab, James Turrell “Skyspace” at the National Gallery of Australia and the Garangula Gallery in Harden.

Simon Butt appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra |

We are pleased to announce that Manteena CEO, Simon Butt, has been appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra by the Vice-Chancellor & President of the University. Congratulations Simon!

Manteena & JNC Group join forces to launch Maarrima |

Maarrima is a joint venture between Manteena and JNC Group, formed to extend the excellent collaborative relationship between the two organisations and to harness our complementary strengths.

Formed with the shared vision of constructing projects under one banner, the business will provide opportunities for increasing awareness and understanding of indigenous culture and opportunities for the Indigenous community more broadly.

The name ‘Maarrima’ comes from the local Armidale Dhangatti language, the home of JNC Group, and means “to do or make that”. Maarri “to do or make” and Ma “that”, jointly reflects the purpose of the business which is to build structures and relationships, as well as develop capacity amongst local Indigenous communities.

Speaking at the launch, Manteena CEO, Simon Butt, said Maarrima offers a proven construction delivery experience, certified systems base, project capital and long-standing industry connections via Manteena and JNC.

“Maarrima draws upon Manteena and JNC’s complementary strengths to provide high quality project delivery experiences around Australia and overseas in a way that supports Indigenous businesses.” he said.

Maarrima is proudly Supply Nation Certified. Endorsed by the Australian Government as the leading directory of Indigenous businesses for its procurement teams to fulfill their targets under the new Indigenous Procurement Policy.

Systems re-certification until 2021 |

Manteena is pleased to announce it has achieved re-certification of the following Australian and International Standards: Occupational (Work) Health & Safety Management AS/NZS 4801:2001; Quality Management AS NZS ISO 9001:2015; Environmental Management AS NZS ISO 14001:2015; and Risk Management AS NZS ISO 31000:2009.

The systems which underpin Manteena’s business operations were recently subject to a successful recertification audit by International Certifications (ICL) for another 3 years. Of significance to this audit was the transitioning from the old AS NZS ISO 9001:2008 and AS NZS ISO 14001:2004 standards to the updated AS NZS ISO 9001: 2015 and AS NZS ISO 14001: 2015 standards.

Integrated Systems Manager, Robert Walters, explained that significant work was required to re-align and in some cases re-write our established systems. This process warranted the documentation achieving the requirements of the new standards, yet still maintained the functional aspect within our business operations.

“The recertification and transition process ensure the validity and strength of our systems and their ability to comply with the strict international standards and criteria. Without which Manteena would not be able to tender for federally funded works,” Robert said.

The audit clearly demonstrated the evolution and compliance of the systems, which was validated by senior management and each project team working across the company throughout the audit period.

“It’s a very encouraging result,” says Robert, “and a clear demonstration that the systems used both corporately and on-site are closely aligned to the established documented systems and the standards. This in turn has resulted in Manteena gaining recertification with ICL to the new and existing standards until 2021”.