Alex build­ing a fu­ture

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

IN 60 years time Alex Baldock may well be one of those peo­ple who turns to his grand­kids and says: “I helped build this City”.

The North Coogee res­i­dent looks well on the way to a suc­cess­ful ca­reer in the build­ing in­dus­try.

In Novem­ber the 21-yearold claimed the Ric New Ris­ing Award for his work as a trainee es­ti­ma­tor and sched­uler with Ac­tiva Devel­op­ments in Bi­bra Lake. He fol­lowed that in March by tak­ing out North Metropoli­tan Tafe’s Trainee of the Year Award.

“The awards make me feel like I’m on the right path and do­ing the right things at the mo­ment,” he said.

“I think they’re a re­flec­tion of the hard work and ef­fort I’ve put in to date, and also all the help I’ve re­ceived along the way.”

Mr Baldock said he could see him­self at the helm of his own build­ing com­pany, spe­cial­is­ing in unit com­plexes and in­vest­ment projects.

But for now he will take things slow by com­plet­ing his Cer­tifi­cate IV in build­ing and con­struc­tion be­fore go­ing on to get his builder’s regis­tra­tion.

“There’s al­ways lots of changes to reg­u­la­tions and new reg­u­la­tions to con­sider,” he said.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d467922

Alex Bal­dock hard at work.

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