In the ‘How to get a job at …….’ series we are going to be running over Australian Mining and Construction projects all over the country. In each post we will include an Overview of the project, a Location Profile, the Companies involved, the Occupations required, the skills / qualifications that will help you to get your foot in the door and the Enterprise Bargaining Agreements. This will help you to stay in the loop and know how to skill up where needed. The aim is to help you get yourself into the best position to land a start on the major sites and projects around Australia.
About the Elizabeth Quay Project
Elizabeth Quay (formerly Perth Waterfront) is a $2.6 billion project that will return the city’s focus to the iconic Swan River and enhance Perth’s reputation as one of the most liveable cities in the world. It is the centrepiece of a bold plan to revitalise central Perth.
Delivered by the State Government and supported by the City of Perth, Elizabeth Quay will cover nearly 10 hectares of prime riverfront land between Barrack and William streets in the heart of the city. The project will create a magnificent precinct featuring a 2.7 hectare inlet surrounded by a split level promenade, shops, cafes, restaurants and other exciting entertainment venues.
The project will provide new inner-city residential options as well as much-needed hotel and short-stay accommodation, and significant additional commercial space. It is one of several major urban developments being undertaken that will help to further position Perth as contemporary, international city.
The public realm around the waterfront inlet will be available for public use in mid-2015, in advance of the completion of private sector developments. Whether you’re a local or a tourist visiting for work, rest or recreation, Elizabeth Quay will be a destination for everyone.
From the Leighton Contractors website
Leighton Contractors Pty Limited has been awarded the Elizabeth Quay inlet and public space development contract for the Western Australian State Government, worth approximately $200 million. The work will be carried out by Leighton Contractors in conjunction with its subsidiary Broad Construction Services (WA) Pty Ltd.
Spanning an area of approximately 10 hectares, the project includes constructing a new inlet with associated roads, parks, promenades and an island with a connecting bridge.
A workforce of 600 workers will be required on the project, which is expected to commence in early 2013 with a scheduled completion date of mid-2015.
Location Profile – Perth
Perth, Rottnest Island, Swan River, Fremantle, Rockingham, Cottesloe Beach, Mining Industry Bases, Manufacturing, Tourism, Beaches, AFL, Surfing, Swimming, Fishing, Boating, Nightlife, Snorkelling, 4×4, Cycling, Golf, Shopping
Population: 1.728,800 (Greater Perth) 2011 ABS
Perth – Rents as at Jul 2012
2 Bed 1 Bath – $190 – $650
3 Bed 1 Bath – $260 – $ 700
4 Bed 2 Bath – $ 320 – $ 1950
Perth – House Prices as at Jul 2012
2 Bed 1 Bath – $150,000 – $1.000,000
3 Bed 1 Bath – $200,000– $2.590,000
4 Bed 2 Bath – $340,000 – $4.500,000
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Companies Involved with the Elizabeth Quay Project
Construction has commenced with all public works due for completion by mid 2015. Early private building construction will commence in parallel with public works and will continue after this time. As these projects are announced this post will be updated…
Elizabeth Quay Inlet and Public Space Development Contract
Leighton Contractors in conjunction with its subsidiary Broad Construction Services (WA) Pty Ltd has been awarded the Elizabeth Quay inlet and public space development contract for the Western Australian State Government, worth approximately $200 million. Spanning an area of approximately 10 hectares, the project includes constructing a new inlet with associated roads, parks, promenades and an island with a connecting bridge.
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Occupations Required at the Elizabeth Quay Project
- Building Trades
- Electrical workers
- Mobile Plant Operator / Truck Driver
- Cleaning and Catering Staff
- Crane Operators
- Labourer / Trades Assistant
- Health & Safety
Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the Elizabeth Quay Project
- Relevant Trade Qualifications and / or WA Licences
- Occupational Health and Safety – Construction Induction (White Card)
- Australian Drivers Licences
- High Risk Work Licence for any required plant, eg. EWP, Forklifts, Mobile Crane, Loaders.
- Safely Working at Heights – for EWP workers
- Ability to pass Medical including Drug and Alcohol screening
- Dogging/Rigging/Scaffolding tickets
- CPR and First Aid Certificate
Interstate Licence Recognition
A helpful tool to finding out whether your trade qualification needs mutual recognition when working interstate.
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Elizabeth Quay Project Union Enterprise Bargaining Agreements
An Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is a collective industrial agreement between either an employer and a trade union acting on behalf of employees or an employer and employees acting for themselves.
At this stage of the project no EBA’s can be found, as they are found they will be uploaded into this article.
Disclaimer: Cribhut provides this information with the best intentions, but purely as a guide. Like most things in life, there are no guarantees. Your lively hood is your own responsibility and even if following the above recommendations, it is still up to you to do your own research, to be patient, persistent and put in the hard work.
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