In the ‘Watching for jobs …….’ 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 Level Crossing Removal Project
- We have seen mention of about 2000 jobs for this project.
- $1.6 billion project.
- Alliance of companies awarded the Caulfield to Dandenong Level crossing removals project.
Details from the Link to the Premier.Vic.Gov.Au website
The $1.6 billion Melbourne Level Crossing Removal Project ( Caulfield to Dandenong ) will remove nine dangerous level crossings, build five new stations, upgrade signalling and power and create 11 MCG’s worth of new public open space.
By elevating the existing line, the project will transform rail and rocks into kilometres of new parks, paths and open space.
A range of measures have been incorporated into the project as a result of this feedback, including escalators at all the new stations, more bike paths with better lighting, noise walls along the structure, and more car parking.
Note : The Melbourne Level Crossing Removal Project is part of the larger Melbourne Metro Rail Project worth $9 billion to $11 billion. Here’s our article on the full project: Watching for Jobs at the Melbourne Metro Rail Project
Occupations Required at the Level Crossing Removal Project
- Electrical Trades
- Mechanical Trades
- Metal Trades
- Building Trades
- Dogging / Rigging / Scaffolding
- Mobile Plant Operators / Truck Drivers
- Cleaning Staff
- Crane Operators
- Labourers / Trades Assistants
- Health & Safety
Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the Level Crossing Removal Project
- Relevant Trade Qualifications and / or VIC 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
Companies / Organisations Involved with the Level Crossing Removal Project
The Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) has announced (22/04/2016) the design and construct for the Level Crossing Removal Project: Caulfield to Dandenong to a Joint Venture between Lendlease, CPB Contractors, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Aurecon and Metro Trains Melbourne.
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
Level Crossing Removal Project Union Greenfields 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 are available for the Melbourne Level Crossing Removal Project. As any EBA’s are released they will be updated 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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