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Over the weekend, the east coast of Australia was lashed by torrential rain and near-cyclonic winds. Two key events however, were still able to go ahead despite the grim weather outlook thanks to the build quality and construction of Moreton Hire’s marquees. Moreton Hire’s National Events Manager Ian Hoath said that risk-management and minimisation were paramount throughout the weekend.

Our focus is, and must always be, on risk management when building any of our temporary structures. These marquees are the most robust of their kind within the industry and are engineered and constructed to withstand weather like we’ve seen on the Gold Coast and in Sydney over the past 48 hours,” Ian said.

On Queensland’s Gold Coast, a 15 x 15m Arcum marquee has been installed right on the beachfront at Kurrawa and will host several events over a month-long period. Gold Coast Tourism’s planned breakfast event was able to proceed despite the full force of the storm whipping in off the ocean on Saturday morning. Guests were treated to a spectacular show put on by Mother Nature as the storm front engulfed the Gold Coast without any risk to safety.

Meanwhile, at Fox Studios in Sydney, three of Moreton Hire’s 10m Arcum marquees were built on 3.8m extended legs and weighted to create a storage area for important AV equipment and combat the forecasted weather. A mix of glass, PVC and solid walls with custom guttering were enough to withstand the wild weather and keep all equipment safe and dry in preparation for this week’s recording of live television shows.

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