CCBR Business Review

10 Borg takes Crossmuller into a new frontier AUSTRALIA’S LEADING MANUFAC- TURER of melamine panels and compo- nents for all joinery applications, Somersby based Borg Manufacturing acquired Crossmuller a systems integration and MES (Manufacturing Execution System) Software developer in 2016. Founded in 1989 Crossmuller had estab- lished a strong reputation over the years and had a long relationship with Borg which led to the acquisition in 2016. A vertically integrated business, Borg also operated Borg Construction and Electrical Pty Ltd which was merged with the Crossmuller business.  The synergy between the two companies was obvious and has proved to be a highly successful move with the merged operation now trading as Crossmuller.  Meanwhile Crossmuller had developed into a business specialising in the manu- facturing, construction and sustainable technology and business improvement and solutions sectors.  With a specialist team of multi-discipli- nary experts, Crossmuller had the capability to deliver end to end solutions for projects in electrical and sheetmetal, through to complete turnkey facilities (buildings, ware- houses, manufacturing plants etc.) includ- ing systems integration and automation and even offer project consultancy services. One of the many unique aspects of Crossmuller’s operations is that they own and supply all their own equipment from cranes through to transport so that they have control over the entire process. This ensures that Crossmuller projects can be delivered on time and on budget.  One of their largest projects on the Central Coast has been the design, con- struct and commissioning of the new CSR Hebel facility at Somersby that opened in November 2019. Crossmuller were also appointed electrical contractors by construction group Grindley Builders for the recently completed $30 million Peninsula Retirement Village at Umina Beach. Crossmuller are currently providing services for Central Coast Grammar School’s new Junior School being built by Reitsma Constructions. Get with the Strength Over the past 20 years Twin Lakes Air Conditioning has installed over �80M worth of commercial and residential projects on the Central Coast & Sydney. Our highly skilled and experienced teams will design, install and maintain systems, including solar, to meet your specific needs. A local family owned company - that’s our guarantee! P. 4396 9020 285 Main Road, Toukley NSW 2263 LicenseNo.30616C B U S I N E S S N E W S Domestic & International Travel for Groups or Individuals Lois Marshall JP 0419 974 660 Your personal travel manager Partof theHouseofTravelGroupACN:113085626Member: IATA,AFTA,CLIA Central Coast Grammar School’s new Junior School under construction at Erina Heights. Crossmuller provided the structural steel component of the project for builder Teitsma Constructions. Council continues to block subdivision Central Coast Council, at its September 28th meeting, adopted a rezoning proposal for 143ha of land at Wadalba East to allow some 1,200 low density residential lots to be developed. However, Council decided that it would continue to frustrate this proposal which has been on the radar for decades by adding that it would wait for its updated Warnervale District Development Contribution Plan to be adopted before proceeding with the steps for amending the Local Environment Plan with the new zoning that would finally allow development on the land. Speaking on behalf of the 39 landown- ers, Town Planner, Chris Smith, at the public forum before the meeting said the draft Contributions Plan still had a number of steps to complete before its operation, which he expected would take six months or more. “We think this delay is an unnecessary and unreasonable delay to the rezoning process, and that finalising the rezoning can occur as a sepa- rate action, in parallel to Council finalising the greater Warnervale contributions plan,”he said. “I should point out that there will be at least 12 months before the first develop- ment applications in Wadalba East are ready for determination, which should be ample time for Council to finalise the draft contri- butions plan.” Deputy Mayor and former part time CEO of environment group, CEN Clr Jane Smith would not accept, McLachlan’s suggestion but added her own amendment that land- owners be allowed to voluntarily widen the wildlife corridor on their properties and this was adopted by Council The plan had already widened the wildlife corridors from 30m to 40m. The site is about 143ha covering 39 parcels of land under separate ownership and referred to as the Wadalba East Land Owners Group CENTRAL COAST BUSINESS REVIEW DECEMBER 2020