PIONEER FOUR JOIN THE HALL OF FAME
FOUR civil construction pioneers were inducted into the Northern Territory Civil Contractors Federation Hall of Fame at the recent Earth Awards for Excellence.
The four - Peter Hassell, Fraser Henry, Michael Halkitis and Dave McHugh - played key roles in the development of a locally based civil construction industry over the past four decades.
Civil Contractors Federation Northern Territory chief executive officer Neil Halligan said the men pioneered in an industry that was changed when the NT Government of the day decided to outsource all its work.
"These guys were at the forefront of taking on the work of government when they decided to outsource to contractors and closed down their 2 and a half mile spot which is now Parap Grove," Mr Halligan said. "They built respected national and international companies and took the risk out in the market place."