How to Get a Job at the Tamworth Hospital Redevelopment Project

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About the Tamworth Hospital Redevelopment Project

From the NSW Health Infrastructure Website

The redevelopment of the Tamworth Hospital will provide increased capacity and improved facilities for patients. The project has a capital budget of $220M which is funded by $100M from the State Government and $120M from the Federal Government’s Health and Hospital Fund.

The project will involve the construction of a new hospital building which will provide a hub for medical, surgical and other specialties in the region. It will also provide consultancy outreach and support for chronic and complex disease management across the whole community.

From the NSW Health Website

A tender has been awarded to Richard Crookes Construction to complete the early works, which include a new access road and parking. A separate tender has been awarded to APP Corporation to oversee the redevelopment of Tamworth Hospital.

“The NSW Government made a pre-election commitment to improve patient care and build better regional health infrastructure at Tamworth and I’m sure the local community is pleased to see this pledge becoming a reality,” Mrs Skinner said.

“Work has begun on the new access road and additional car parking to ensure traffic will flow smoothly around the campus.”

“Major construction on the wider hospital redevelopment will begin early next year (2013) and will be complete in 2016.”

“Once construction of the new clinical buildings begins in 2013, there will be increased traffic around the site and I know local planning teams have worked hard to ensure there is the least disruption for hospital visitors, staff, residents and tradespeople.”

 “The overall Tamworth redevelopment  will include a mix of new and refurbished facilities including the emergency department, operating theatres and day surgery unit, renal dialysis medical, surgical and palliative care inpatient units, paediatrics unit, maternity, birthing suite and special care nursery, oral health unit and more,” Mrs Skinner said.


Location Profile – Tamworth & North West NSW

Tamworth, Gunnedah, Inverell, Armidale, Coal, Agriculture, CSG, Country Music Festival, Vineyards, Golden Guitar, B&B’s, Camping, National Parks, Bushwalking, Koalas, Fishing, Museums, Galleries, Fossicking, Golf, Trail Riding, 4x4ing,

Population (Tamworth Region): 71,000 (2011)

Tamworth Regional Council

Tamworth Greater Region – Rents as at Jul 2012

2 Bed 1 Bath –  $150 – $450

3 Bed 1 Bath –  $ 200– $480

4 Bed 2 Bath – $320 – $595

Tamworth Greater Region – House Prices as at Jul 2012

2 Bed 1 Bath –  $110,000 – $300,000

3 Bed 1 Bath –  $75,000 – $800,000

4 Bed 2 Bath – $139,000 – $1.500,000

Climate data for Tamworth Airport
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C 41.0 42.0 39.0 32.2 29.7 25.4 22.0 29.8 34.0 37.0 41.2 41.4 42.0
Average high °C 32.4 31.3 29.1 25.3 20.7 16.9 16.1 18.3 21.6 25.0 27.8 30.0 24.5
Average low °C 17.3 17.0 14.1 9.9 5.9 3.5 2.3 2.9 5.9 9.6 13.3 15.4 9.8
Record low °C 7.1 6.0 1.9 -0.2 -4.0 -6.0 -6.6 -6.3 -2.2 0.6 3.0 5.6 -6.6
Avg. Rainfall mm 58.6 80.1 42.3 26.6 27.9 46.8 46.7 39.6 47.1 58.2 93.9 73.8 639.3
Avg.Rainy days 6.4 7.7 6.1 4.3 4.5 8.4 8.3 6.8 7.0 8.7 9.1 8.3 85.6


Companies Involved with the Tamworth Hospital Redevelopment Project

Richard Crookes Construction – Secured the early works including new access road and parking.

APP Corporation – Secured the redevelopment of Tamworth Hospital.


Occupations Required at the Tamworth Hospital Redevelopment Project

  • Electrical Trades
  • Mechanical Trades
  • Building Trades/Formworkers
  • Steelfixers/Concretors
  • Scaffolding
  • Rigging
  • Mobile Plant Operator / Truck Driver
  • Crane Operators
  • Labourer / Trades Assistant
  • Metal Trades


Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the Tamworth Hospital Redevelopment Project

  • Relevant Trade Qualifications and / or NSW 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


Tamworth Hospital Redevelopment 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.

At this stage of the project no EBA’s are available.  As companies are awarded contracts this EBA section will be updated.


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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