The Federal and Western Australian Governments will support construction jobs across Western Australia by jointly investing an additional $223 million to deliver ready to go infrastructure projects and road safety upgrades.
The Federal and Queensland Governments are committing an additional $415 million to support shovel-ready projects and urgent safety upgrades across the state.
Hastings Deering, have created ‘go-to-work’ packs to service the essential road construction industry and ensure that projects continue as normal. Access to its machinery is being supported by the Federal Government’s instant asset write-off scheme.
A major contractor has begun on the Nowra Bridge project with the first sod turned.
The Tonkin Gap project in WA has been fast tracked to unlock local jobs with the award of a $400 million contract.
COVID-19 has had a marked impact on most working lives. While many are facing challenges, the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia and its various branches is encouraging those in a position to up-skill to use this time to help prepare themselves for the future.