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 Airport Drive Extension Project
From the Melbourne Airport website
Construction has started on the $100 million Airport Drive extension, which will provide a second major entry to the airport, and enhancements to Steele Creek North.
Extending Airport Drive from Sharps Road to Mercer Drive will provide direct access to the airport from the M80 Western Ring Road. This is expected to relieve congestion on the Tullamarine Freeway and reduce the amount of airport traffic using Melrose Drive.
The Airport Drive extension will consist of a 3.3km four lane divided road (two lanes in each direction), with the provision to expand to six lanes at a later time. The works will include a shared pedestrian and bike path adjacent to Airport Drive.
A new road, Watson Drive, will be constructed to maintain local access to Melrose Drive, Essendon Football Club and the Business Park. Watson Drive was named in honour of Essendon Football Club legend Tim Watson.
For safety reasons, Link Road will be re-aligned to form an intersection with Airport Drive and Watson Drive. Melrose Drive will also be redesigned to limit the airport traffic accessing residential streets.
While the road projects are being developed, a storm water system for Steele Creek North will be implemented to manage the quality and quantity of water entering the system.
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 – 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|
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|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|
|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 Airport Drive Extension Project
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Occupations Required at the Airport Drive Extension Project
- Building Trades
- Concrete Kurber Operator
- Mobile Plant Operator / Truck Driver
- Cleaning Staff
- Crane Operators
- Labourer / Trades Assistant
- Health & Safety
Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the Airport Drive Extension 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
Interstate Licence Recognition
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Check out the Cribhut Daily post – Thinking about Working Interstate – Licence Recognition
Airport Drive Extension 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.
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