FBBF hosts government reps for site visits

The President of FBBF, Richard Blackman invited representatives of the Fishermans Bend Taskforce from the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions to inspect some of Port Melbourne's most innovative businesses.

Taskforce planners and project officers received a briefing from Damian Guiney the Acting General Manager at Creature Technology. The company is a winner of the Governor of Victoria Export Awards and the 2019 Special Tony Award for the creation of the puppet Kong for King Kong that was designed and built in their Port Melbourne workshop.

Roger Savage (centre) the founder of Port Melbourne based Soundfirm provided the group with a demonstration of the Dolby Atmos is the latest cinema sound technology that had hearts pounding and members of the visit on the edge of their seats. Soundfirm is at the heart of the creative ecosystem in the Sandridge Precinct of Fishermans Bend. The group also experienced the application of special effects that is a growing part of the business.

Interactive, Australia's largest privately owned IT services company hosted the group at their HQ on Williamstown Road. Simon Durkin, the Director of Hardware Maintenance and Field Services and Neville Howard the National Procurement Manager (back row LHS) enthralled the group with the company's history, growth and commitment to making technology human.

The Group were also hosted by John Phillips at OptiComm, one of Australia’s largest open access, Fibre-to-the-Premises wholesale network infrastructure operators, servicing the new residential housing, apartment and commercial building markets that last floated on the ASX and moved to new premises on Salmon Street Port Melbourn.