Quayclean Chief Executive, Mark Piwkowski, described his workforce as “teams of superstars” after completing the busiest period of event works across the country since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in late 2019, and the most intensive phase since the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
In recent weeks, Quayclean has conducted cleaning, hygiene, and waste management services to dozens of major public facilities across Australia which were attended by more than four million people.
Over 250 Quayclean staff supported the 12-day Sydney Royal Easter Show which drew more than 900,000 attendees, over 300,000 fans packed into Quayclean-managed AFL and NRL venues since April 7, and over 72,000 spectators were trackside during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival at Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens racetracks.
With COVID-19 restrictions lifted, the Easter holiday and Anzac Day long weekend periods also saw crowds flock to major tourism and entertainment sites such as the Sydney Opera House, Adelaide Festival Centre and Perth Zoo, with our Aquatic and Leisure centres being packed with crowds across the nation taking advantage of good weather and reopening facilities.
“An additional 1.2 million people passed through Southern Cross Station, Victoria’s primary metropolitan, regional and airport gateway, ” said Piwkowski.
“It’s been an extraordinary effort by our teams and leaders. They are truly magnificent, coping and managing every day under high pressure during peak times to make our customers look great.
“It is because of their dedication, work ethic and commitment that they were able to provide a superior service to our customers. Without doubt, they are teams of superstars,” he added.
Piwkowski also thanked its customers for their ongoing support.
“The pandemic continues to throw everyone late curveballs when workers are forced into isolation at late notice which disrupts plans and operations. Our workforce has learned to be nimble, flexible and maintain a good sense of humour when faced with these labour disruptions,” he said.
“Our customers understand and recognise the challenges the pandemic continues to present, and they have worked in partnership with us to identify and implement solutions,” he added.