Job bank opens for North East Link contracts

Registrations are open to build Victoria’s North East Link, with more than 10,000 jobs and millions of dollars in contacts on offer.

The state government is encouraging sole traders and small and medium businesses to register for contract opportunities, as the North East Link is built over the next eight years.

According to Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan, electricians, building trades, roof services, landscapers, form workers, carpenters, bricklayers and concreters are just some of the businesses being encouraged to register their interest.

“There will be opportunities for traffic management services, training providers, safety gear suppliers, air-conditioning and heating services, surveying and mapping services, engineering design and consulting, architects, office administration and mechanics,” she said.

“Manufacturing industries and producers of cement and lime, ready mixed concrete, asphalt, electric cables and switches are also being sought, as well as businesses who hire out construction-related machinery and equipment.”

Ms. Allan said the design and build consortium, which will be selected by the end of this year, will need to show how they plan to create local jobs and training opportunities.

“Businesses and employees in the Bulleen Industrial Precinct which are impacted by the project will be offered additional reskilling and training opportunities,” she said.

“As part of North East Link’s business support package, businesses will have access to individual support plans, a relocation specialist and marketing assistance.”

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