Afton House / 77 Wakefield Street / Gerard Lighting



A big thank you to all our clients for your support in 2013.

In this issue we reflect on the wide range of completed projects that passed through our office in 2013 and upcoming projects in 2014.

Also, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New year.  If we can assist you in achieving either or both we will be delighted.

     2013 PROJECTS
     2013 CLIENTS


Secon Staff News

Congratulations to Tim Barnett and his wife Amie on the safe arrival of their son Jack Barnett.

A warm welcome back to our Office Manager Kylie Chenoweth, who will be returning to work in February after being on maternity leave.

Congratulations to Robert Bartosik and Anthony Davidson who were each presented with an Award of Commendation at the IES Lighting awards night on 30th November. Robert's award was for his work on the Main Corner Façade Lighting in Mount Gambier and Anthony's award was for his work on the Balcony and Meeting Rooms of the new Gerard Corporate Headquaters Building in Rose Park.

JDRF Fund Raising - Ride to Cure Diabetes 2014

Once again Matthew Fechner and Andrew Burrow completed the JDRF – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation “Ride to Cure Diabetes” 2014 held in the Barossa Valley on the 18th of January. Matthew and Andrew completed the 80km course.
This is the team's second year participating in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes'.

Team “1000 Needles” was born from Matthew’s very personal goal, and the "1000 Needles" a year his daughter needs to manage her Type 1 Diabete's care plan, however as the team has grown, new Diabete's stories have been added.  Although our stories differ, our goal is the same - to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

The 2014 ride nationally raised over one million dollars which is a fantastic achievement by all.

So far the team has raised over $4,300.

To make a donation go to - click on either Matthew’s or Andrew’s name to make a donation.

Donations can be made up to 30 days after the event. 

Your donation will automatically generate a tax receipt.

The “1000 Needles” Team 2014 – from left Matthew Fechner – Senior Consultant Hydraulic and Fire Services and Andrew Burrow – Senior Mechanical Engineer. Absent Matts Uncle, Glyn Schirmer who could not ride due to CFS duties fighting fires in the Eden Valley Fire.

Thank you for your support.

January Illuminating Engineers Society Newsletter:-

To read the January issue of the IES Newsletter click on the link below, it is a wrap of 2013 and a guide of our events planned for 2014, which includes the new Certificate in Lighting Design & Engineering (Cert LDE) that commences on the 11th February:

Upcoming Projects

Adelaide Remand Centre – Emergency Lighting Upgrade
Bunnings Trade Centre
Cobham Aviation Services – Energy Efficiency Study
Disability Housing SA
Eldercare – Acacia Court
Freeling Primary School
Fremont Elizabeth City High School - Administration Upgrade
Glenunga Community Hub
Golden Grove Recycling Centre
Hendon Primary School
Housing SA – Christies Downs and Kidman Park
Maitland Area School Preschool
Mike Raleigh Volkswagon – Port Lincoln
Narnu Bay Drive
North Ingle Preschool
One Tree Hill Preschool
Port Kenny CERT Ambulance
Port Lincoln Prison
Port Pirie Hospital
Saint Joseph’s Port Lincoln – Trade Training Centre
Seaton Park Primary School Preschool
SA Waste Management – Office and Warehouse Centre
United Petroleum Projects
Watchman House – Coromandel Valley
Yeltana Nursing Home Redevelopment


Secon was involved with 111 projects in 2013.

These projects are listed by project type and can be viewed by clicking on the following link.

The project types are:

- Education
- Heritage
- Hospitals / Medical Centres / Care Centres
- Office Buildings
- Residential / Accommodation Developments
- Retail Developments / Shopping Centres / Supermarkets
- Sports / Leisure / Hotels


Secon worked with over 85 clients in 2013.

For a complete list click here

Thank you


Well done to Chris Mantle of Chris Mantle Electrical Contractor who came up with the winning caption "Don't laugh, this could catch on".





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