In the ‘How to get a start 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 Alkimos Beach Development Project
From the Alkimos Beach website
Located 40km north of the Perth CBD, and 16 km to the north west of the Joondalup city centre, Alkimos Beach is a 710 ha development and a new major regional centre of the metropolitan north-west growth corridor. When fully developed, Alkimos Beach is expected to accommodate 6,000 homes, 15,000 people, offer more than 60,000 m² of retail floorspace and function as a major employment region.
The new regional centre at Alkimos Beach will include an integrated public transport system, schools, leisure and community facilities and opportunities for businesses and jobs. In addition, Alkimos Beach has been identified as a possible location for a major Hillary Boat Harbour-sized marina. As a major new regional centre, Alkimos Beach will feature significant retail and entertainment amentity with the development of a district centre featuring discount department stores and major chain supermarkets. It is expected that the northern suburbs rail line will be routed through the Alkimos Beach localities providing essential transport links with southern areas.
The initial 224 ha stage of Alkimos Beach is currently under development.
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 Alkimos Beach Development Project
Landcorp & Lend Lease – development partners for the Alkimos Beach Project.
Occupations Required at the Alkimos Beach Development Project
- Electrical Trades
- Mechanical Trades
- Building Trades
- Mobile Plant Operator / Truck Driver
- Cleaning Staff
- Crane Operators
- Labourer / Trades Assistant
- Health & Safety
Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the Alkimos Beach Development 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.
Check out the Cribhut Daily post – Thinking about Working Interstate – Licence Recognition
Alkimos Beach Development 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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