Signs of success at Centre for Innovation

Published on CPOB Anthony Martin (author), Unknown (photographer)

Location(s): Fleet Base East, Sydney

Topic(s): Fleet Base East

Graduate Engineer Madeleine Tonkin with one of the signs produced for the FFG Enterprise. (photo: Unknown)
Graduate Engineer Madeleine Tonkin with one of the signs produced for the FFG Enterprise.

Navy’s Fleet Base East Centre for Innovation has fabricated new signage for the FFG Enterprise following last year’s logo design competition won by Ms Karen Jessop.

It was an ideal challenge for the Centre for Innovation and provided the FFG Enterprise (Navy, FFGSPO, BAE Systems Australia, and Thales Australia) with prominent signs to support the FFG Enterprise and its Buildings and Offices.

The Fleet Base East Centre for Innovation is a place for the Naval workforce (ADF, APS and contractors) to turn their great ideas into practical solutions that serve the Navy and inclusive Naval community. It is an initiative of the FFG Enterprise and is closely aligned with Chief of Navy’s “Challenge and Innovate” statement.

The Centre for Innovation made good use of some of the innovative and cutting edge technology available to produce a number of signs suitable for display.

Graduate Engineer Madeline Tonkin said manufacturing the signs required several steps, utilising the Centre for Innovation’s vinyl cutter. 

“Although the detailed vinyl work created challenges along the way, between the FFG Enterprise and the Centre for Innovation we were in a great environment to problem solve collaboratively,” she said.

“In total there are 21 large ceiling signs and 12 smaller door signs that were manufactured at low cost."

Centre Manager, Maritime Systems Division, Don Moloney said it was great to host the project and receive feedback around their experience of using the Centre.

“Maddie and the team did a great job and we’d love to accommodate more projects from groups around Fleet Base East.

“As a collaborative endeavour, the Centre for Innovation welcomes Navy, APS, and contractor staff.” 

The Centre for Innovation is located at Level 1, Building 67 Fleet Base East and is part of the Directorate of Navy Continuous Innovation.