How to get a Job at the Legacy Way Project – Brisbane QLD

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 The Legacy Way Project

Legacy Way is a 4.6km road tunnel that will connect the Western Freeway at Toowong with the Inner City Bypass (ICB) at Kelvin Grove. It will provide an alternative route to local roads for traffic leaving the Western Freeway and travelling to and from the ICB. When it opens, Legacy Way will reduce, by up to 44%, the peak hour travel time of journeys from the Centenary Bridge to the ICB.

From the Transcity website

Transcity has been selected to design, build and operate Legacy Way. Construction on the project is expected to take four years and be completed in 2014. Transcity will be responsible for the operations and maintenance of Legacy Way for 10 years after it opens.

Transcity’s design for the project includes:

  • two parallel tunnels, one east-bound and one for west-bound, each containing two lanes for traffic
  • cross passages between the tunnels every 120m
  • a longitudinal ventilation system to manage in-tunnel air quality
  • fire protection and safety management systems
  • a free-flow electronic tolling system.

From the Transcity Construction Update Page 23 August 2012

Tunnelling on Legacy Way has started, following the launch of the first tunnel boring machine (TBM), Annabell, this week. Annabell will excavate the westbound tunnel. The second TBM, Joyce, which is being assembled on site, will start excavation of the eastbound tunnel in approximately three months.

It will take approximately 18 months for the TBMs to complete the journey from the western worksite at Toowong to the eastern worksite at Kelvin Grove.


Location Profile – Brisbane

The River City, Moreton Bay, Fortitude Valley, Moreton Island, Ipswich, Stradbroke Island, Brisbane River, Moreton Island, Redcliffe, Scenic Rim, Mt Cootha, Mining Industry Bases, Manufacturing, Tourism, Museums, Nightlife, Restaurants, Entertainment, Cycling, Golf, Broncos, Live Music

Population: 2.066,000 (Greater Bris ABS 2011)

Brisbane City Council

Brisbane – Rents as at Jul 2012

2 Bed 1 Bath – $ 240 – $ 600

3 Bed 1 Bath – $ 260 – $ 640

4 Bed 2 Bath – $ 340 – $ 1,400

Brisbane – House Prices as at Jul 2012

2 Bed 1 Bath – $ 175,000 – $ 525,000

3 Bed 1 Bath – $ 215,000 – $1.150 ,000

4 Bed 2 Bath – $ 265,000 – $ 2.900,000

Climate data for Brisbane
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C 40.0 41.7 37.9 33.7 30.7 29.0 28.2 35.4 35.1 38.7 34.8 40.0 41.7
Average high °C 30.2 30.0 28.9 27.1 24.4 22.0 21.9 23.1 25.6 26.8 27.8 29.2 26.4
Average low °C 21.3 21.3 19.9 17.3 13.5 11.5 9.9 10.6 13.7 16.3 18.6 20.3 16.2
Record low °C 17.0 16.5 12.2 10.0 5.0 5.0 3.0 4.1 7.0 9.7 10.8 14.0 3.0
Avg. Rainfall mm 157.7 174.6 138.5 90.4 98.8 71.2 62.6 42.7 34.9 94.4 96.5 126.2 1,188.5
Avg. Rainfall days 13.0 14.4 14.1 11.0 10.5 7.5 7.2 6.6 6.9 10.0 10.0 11.5 122.7


Companies Involved with the Legacy Way Project

TranscityTranscity is an integrated team comprising BMD Constructions, Ghella and Acciona. This team will be supplemented by a number of locally based specialist companies to provide skills and knowledge to deliver Legacy Way. For field-based positions on the Legacy Way Project, complete the wage employment application form.

For possible sub contracting firms, scroll to the bottom of this post to the EBA agreements section.

BMD ConstructionsOne of Australias largest privately owned construction, consulting and urban development organisations provides civil and industrial construction services to the public and private sectors throughout Australia.

Ghella Italian company that has expertise in tunnelling work around the world

Acciona Spanish Corporation globally recognised for its specialty expertise in tunnelling


Occupations Required at the Legacy Way Project

  • Boilermaker
  • Carpenter
  • Concretor
  • Dogman
  • Fitter
  • Formsetter
  • Labourer
  • Electrician
  • Leading Hand
  • Operator
  • Peggy
  • Pipelayer
  • Scaffolder
  • Steel Fixer
  • TBM Operator
  • Plumber


Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the Legacy Way Project

  • Relevant Trade Qualifications and / or QLD Licences
  • Occupational Health and Safety – Construction Induction (White or Blue Card)
  • Australian Drivers Licences
  • High Risk Work Licence for any required plant, eg. EWP’s, Forklifts, Mobile Crane, Loaders.
  • Safely Working at Heights for EWP workers
  • Ability to pass Medical including Drug and Alcohol screening
  • Dogging/Rigging Tickets
  • Senior First Aid Training
  • CPR Training


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


Legacy Way Project 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.

Bauer Foundations Australia Pty Ltd Legacy Way Enterprise Agreement 2011

Chandler Macleod and AWU – Legacy Way Tunnel Works Greenfields Agreement 2011

Cogent Scaffolding Legacy Way Enterprise Agreement 2012

Dowell’s Building Services Pty Ltd Legacy Way Enterprise Agreement

Eptec Pty Ltd Legacy Way Greenfields Agreement 2012

Queensland Pre-Stressing Pty Ltd Legacy Way Enterprise Agreement

Transcity – Legacy Way Construction Works Agreement

Transcity – Legacy Way Traffic Control Agreement

Transcity – Legacy Way Tunnel Works Agreement 2010

WDS Mining – Legacy Way Tunnel Works Greenfields Agreement 2011

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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