How to Get a Job on the Airport Drive Extension Project

How to Get a Job on the Airport Drive Extension Project


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 Airport Drive Extension Project

From the Melbourne Airport website

Construction has started on the $100 million Airport Drive extension, which will provide a second major entry to the airport, and enhancements to Steele Creek North. 

Extending Airport Drive from Sharps Road to Mercer Drive will provide direct access to the airport from the M80 Western Ring Road. This is expected to relieve congestion on the Tullamarine Freeway and reduce the amount of airport traffic using Melrose Drive.

The Airport Drive extension will consist of a 3.3km four lane divided road (two lanes in each direction), with the provision to expand to six lanes at a later time.  The works will include a shared pedestrian and bike path adjacent to Airport Drive.

A new road, Watson Drive, will be constructed to maintain local access to Melrose Drive, Essendon Football Club and the Business Park.  Watson Drive was named in honour of Essendon Football Club legend Tim Watson.

For safety reasons, Link Road will be re-aligned to form an intersection with Airport Drive and Watson Drive. Melrose Drive will also be redesigned to limit the airport traffic accessing residential streets.

While the road projects are being developed, a storm water system for Steele Creek North will be implemented to manage the quality and quantity of water entering the system.

 

Location Profile – Melbourne

Garden City, Port Phillip, Yarra River, St Kilda, Fitzroy, Federation Square,  MCG, Docklands, Four Seasons In a Day, Tourism, Finance, Commerce, Manufacturing, AFL, Melbourne Cup, Cricket, Nightlife, Bars, Shopping, Art Galleries, Cafes, Laneways, Beaches, Swimming, Cycling, Live Music, Culture

 Population 3.999,982 (2011 ABS)

Melbourne City Council

Melbourne – Rents as at Jul 2012

2 Bed 1 Bath –  $210 – $650

3 Bed 1 Bath –  $200 – $720

4 Bed 2 Bath – $275 – $2100

Melbourne – House Prices as at Jul 2012

2 Bed 1 Bath –  $185,000 – $770,000

3 Bed 1 Bath –  $195,000– $1.750,000

4 Bed 2 Bath – $265,000 – $2.420,000

Climate data for Melbourne
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C 45.6 46.4 41.7 34.9 28.7 22.4 23.1 26.5 31.4 36.9 40.9 43.7 46.4
Average high °C 25.9 25.8 23.9 20.3 16.7 14.1 13.5 15.0 17.2 19.7 22.0 24.2 19.9
Average low °C 14.3 14.6 13.2 10.8 8.6 6.9 6.0 6.7 8.0 9.5 11.2 12.9 10.2
Record low °C 5.5 4.5 2.8 1.5 −1.1 −2.2 −2.8 −2.1 −0.5 0.1 2.5 4.4 −2.8
Rainfall mm 47.6 48.0 50.3 57.4 55.8 49.0 47.5 50.0 58.1 66.4 60.4 59.5 650.0
Avg. rainy days 8.4 7.5 9.4 11.8 14.6 15.4 16.1 16.1 14.9 14.2 11.8 10.4 150.6
Source: www.bom.gov.au

 

Companies Involved with the Airport Drive Extension Project

John Holland – has been awarded the contract for Melbourne’s Airport Drive Extension Project.
Click here to go through to John Holland website.

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Occupations Required at the Airport Drive Extension Project

  • Building Trades
  • Concrete Kurber Operator
  • Rigging
  • Mobile Plant Operator / Truck Driver
  • Cleaning Staff
  • Crane Operators
  • Labourer / Trades Assistant
  • Health & Safety

 

Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the Airport Drive Extension Project

Interstate Licence Recognition

A helpful tool to finding out whether your trade qualification needs mutual recognition when working interstate.
Check out the Cribhut Daily post – Thinking about Working Interstate – Licence Recognition

 

Airport Drive Extension 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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