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.
The Honourable Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of Samoa, and Her Excellency Sara Moriarty, Australian High Commissioner to Samoa, recently inspected progress of the Samoa Parliament project.
Manteena Project Director, Peita de Boer, GMB Principal Architect, Hal Guida, and GMB Project Architect, Will Gardner, were all present in Apia to guide the dignitaries through the almost completed complex.
The project is jointly funded by the Government of Australia and the Government of Samoa.
The building is nearing completion with the incredible sense of light and space above the debating chamber becoming apparent with the scaffold recently removed, and the Prime Minster and High Commissioner were most impressed with the high quality of workmanship by the majority Samoan workforce on site. The project is seen as a key enabler for local capacity building in the construction industry, and the technology being integrated into the debating chamber will be a quantum leap forward and is intended to support parliamentary operations for the next 50 years.
Image – Front row from left:
Peita de Boer – Manteena Project Director
The Honourable Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi – Prime Minister of Samoa
Her Excellency Sara Moriarty – Australian High Commissioner to Samoa
Hal Guida – Principal Architect GMB
Will Gardner – Project Architect GMB