Turning of the Sod – Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club

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Over the long weekend, we celebrated the Turning of the Sod for our project, the new clubhouse for Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club.

The Turning of the Sod ceremony was a huge milestone for the club and its volunteers, who have been working hard for years to get this project off the ground.

With many notable attendees, including The Hon. Lisa Neville, Veryan Curnow (Associate Director at Jackson Clements Burrows), Charlie Pitney (President of Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club) and Chris Harper (Building Committee Member of Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club) the ceremony certainly helped to drum up anticipation and excitement for the new building.

One of the best things about working in construction is getting to see the impact your buildings have on the communities who use them.

Working in commercial construction, this phenomenon is all the more rewarding. And ceremonies like these help us to see the true community impact this project will have on the area.

Getting to see first-hand the excitement surrounding what will not only be a structurally-stunning building but a building that promotes safety around the water, healthy lifestyles and getting out into nature, makes us proud to be a part of this project.

 We are super excited to get this project underway – think some of the subbies are even more excited about the prospect of post-work surfs!


Chris Harper, Veryan Curnow, The Hon. Lisa Neville, Gary Iacono & Charlie Pitney




Official Opening of Highton Child and Family Centre

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The opening of the Highton Child & Family Centre, on Friday 15 March 2019, was a proud moment for all involved. None prouder were the Lyons Construction team members, Simon Taylor (Contracts Manager) and Dan Evans (Site Manager), responsible for the project.  

Premier Dan Andrews with Lyons Construction staff; Dan Evans (Site Manager), Steve Lyons (Commercial Manager), and Gary Iacono (Managing Director).


The state of the art bespoke building not only provides vital child and family services at the one location, it does so in a beautiful space; and who wouldn’t love the playground with all of it’s fun gadgets and learning opportunities.

Through passive design the Highton Child and Family Centre’s will achieve a 6 star Green Star rating further demonstrating the City of Greater Geelong’s commitment to future generations.

Naturally, constructing a building of such high quality and finish relies on the knowledge and skills of a wide range of tradespeople and suppliers so a big thank and congratulations to all involved.

For more information and photos follow the link here to our Projects Page

Lyons Construction awarded Kids Plus Foundation Centre

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Lyons Construction is very pleased to announce that they have been awarded the Kids Plus Foundation Centre to be built at Nicol Drive, Deakin University. This $3M project, a collaboration between the Kids Plus Foundation and Deakin University, will provide first class therapy options to children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, along with research and training opportunities for the region’s next generation of allied health professionals.

This project will add to Lyons Construction’s strong recent history of completing projects, including Torquay North Children’s Centre, Clonard College, and Leopold Community Hub, that provide contemporary quality buildings for organisations to provide services that enrich the lives of children in the Geelong region.

Cunningham Pier

By | Awards, Projects

Lyons Construction has a long history of “building excellence” in and around Geelong. One of the most iconic would be the building (which I still call Smorgy’s…I’m showing my age) at the end of Cunningham Pier.

The venue has come a long way since people flocked to Smorgy’s restaurant in their droves for the “all you can eat” smorgasbord with the kids squealing in delight at the Animatronic floor show, featuring Salty the Seal and Neptune resplendent in a Geelong footy jumper.

The restaurants currently occupying the building at the end of Cunningham Pier are a lot more refined. The Pier offers what I believe is one of the best views in town and you can’t beat Wah Wah Gee for great tasting food in a hip and funky atmosphere. The building has definitely stood the test of time; it perches resplendent on the end of the pier.

My favourite view of it is when I round the bend from Rippleside and it is bathed in late afternoon sun. In 1998 Norm Lyons won an Australian Institute of Building, Professional Excellence in Building, award for overseeing the building of “Smorgy’s”.

This award, accepted on behalf of all who worked on “Smorgy’s”, was in recognition of the high level of expertise and skill required to complete the project, particularly in such challenging surroundings, situated on the end of a pier with water on three sides. It’s testament to the Lyons Construction staff and subcontractors that the building has weathered the years and still stands proudly overlooking Corio Bay.