How to get a Job at the Craigieburn Town Centre Project, VIC

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 Craigieburn Town Centre Project

From the Craigieburn Central Website

Construction on the new A$330 million town centre in Craigieburn has commenced. The milestone was marked with the turning of the first sod by Hume City Council Mayor Ros Spence and the Head of Lend Lease’s retail development business, Gary Horwitz.  Mr Horwitz said the development, to be known as Craigieburn Central, will be a vibrant hub for the Craigieburn community.   “The centre has been designed to be the true heart of the community, where residents and visitors can meet to shop, relax and socialise with friends and family,” said Mr Horwitz.

The final design of Craigieburn Central merges the best elements of both indoor and outdoor shopping centres, combining main street retailing with fully enclosed air conditioned malls.  “The shopping experience at Craigieburn Central will be comfortable and convenient, featuring two fully enclosed malls.  It will offer a range of experiences for the community and visitors, including an outdoor Market Square and alfresco dining.” said Mr Horwitz.

Craigieburn Central will feature over 150 retailers, green public spaces, meeting places and an exciting new entertainment and leisure precinct.  The offering will feature approximately 55,000sqm of retail including Big W and Target, specialty retailers and fresh food market halls as well as new format Coles and Woolworths supermarkets. It will also include casual family restaurants, a children’s playground and a new concept in food court dining.

Construction is expected to take approximately two years with completion expected prior to Christmas 2013.  Lend Lease is responsible for the development, project management and construction of Craigieburn Central, which is jointly owned by the Lend Lease managed Australian Prime Property Fund Retail (APPF Retail) and Lend Lease.


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


Companies Involved with the Craigieburn Town Centre Project

Lend Lease –  Lend Lease is responsible for the development, project management and construction of Craigieburn Central


Occupations Required at the Craigieburn Town Centre Project

  • Electrical Trades
  • Mechanical Trades
  • Building Trades
  • Scaffolding
  • Rigging
  • Mobile Plant Operator / Truck Driver
  • Cleaning and Catering Staff
  • Crane Operators
  • Labourer / Trades Assistant
  • Metal Trades
  • Health & Safety


Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the Craigieburn Town Centre 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’s, Forklifts, Mobile Crane, Loaders.
  • Safely Working at Heights for EWP workers
  • Ability to pass Medical including Drug and Alcohol screening
  • Dogging/Rigging Tickets
  • 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


Craigieburn Town Centre 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 can be found.  As we find the EBA’s them 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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