Construction Industry in Australia Soars to New Heights with Record Crane Activity
Australia’s construction industry is on an exhilarating journey marked by a remarkable…
13 April 2022
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, with the Minister for Transport Jacinta Allan, has recently launched a major recruitment drive for the $15.8 billion project: the North-East Link.
This project calls for thousands of construction workers as the freeway network receives its missing link. The road will link Metropolitan Ring Road in Greensborough to the Eastern Freeway in Bulleen. The project is set to cut travel time by up to 35 minutes and take 15,000 trucks off local roads daily.
This will mean that Melbourne travellers will be able to travel from the eastern, northern and western suburbs, without needing to leave the freeway. It also includes Melbourne’s first dedicated busway.
More than 10,000 workers are estimated to be recruited for the project, as well as an estimated 1,000 workers, including 100 apprentices, working on the project already.
To aid in filling these construction roles needed to plan, design and build the tunnels, the government has established a Skills and Jobs Centre in Watsonia.
Positions advertised include traffic, utility and construction engineers, digital engineering specialists, project managers and many levels of project engineering. Also needed will be contract administrators, commercial managers, community engagement specialists and administration roles.