How to get a Job at the Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment Project

How to get a Job at the Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment Project

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 Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment Project

From the John Holland website

John Holland has been awarded the contract to deliver the $365 million Royal Hobart Hospital redevelopment project by the Department of Health and Human Services.  John Holland will deliver the project under a Managing Contractor relationship model in joint venture with Fairbrother.

The redevelopment of the hospital is a complex project which will be delivered in a brownfields environment across two separable portions including construction over an operating facility.  The scope of the project includes construction of a new building of two towers and ten storeys to accommodate operating theatres, women’s clinics, endoscopy, paediatrics, maternity and mental health functions together with the refurbishment of existing clinical areas and site wide infrastructure upgrades.
Stage 1 of the Managing Contractor’s services (completion of the Detailed Design and establishment of the Guaranteed Construction Sum) is scheduled to commence later this month and Stage 2 construction works are scheduled for completion in June 2017.


Location Profile – Hobart

Derwent River, Mount Wellington, Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Targa Tasmania, Salamanca Market, Tourism, Ports, Shipbuilding, Breweries, Live Music, Festivals, Nightlife, Cricket, Beaches, Fishing, History, Art, Culture, Wineries

 Population 211, 656 (2011 ABS)

Hobart City Council

Hobart – Rents as at Jul 2012

2 Bed 1 Bath –  $170 – $750

3 Bed 1 Bath –  $200 – $700

4 Bed 2 Bath – $350 – $850

Hobart – House Prices as at Jul 2012

2 Bed 1 Bath –  $149,000 – $350,000

3 Bed 1 Bath –  $125,000– $795,000

4 Bed 2 Bath – $220,000 – $1.250,000

Climate data for Hobart Airport
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C 40.1 39.8 37.0 30.7 25.6 19.5 20.4 23.7 31.1 33.4 38.5 39.2 40.1
Average high °C 22.5 22.3 20.7 18.1 15.2 12.9 12.4 13.5 15.3 17.3 19.0 20.6 17.5
Average low °C 12.0 12.0 10.8 8.8 6.6 4.6 4.1 4.7 6.0 7.5 9.2 10.7 8.1
Record low °C 3.7 3.4 2.2 -0.6 -2.2 -3.9 -3.2 -2.0 -2.3 -1.0 2.3 2.7 -3.9
Avg. Rainfall mm 40.6 36.4 36.3 43.1 35.7 32.8 42.4 47.0 42.2 46.6 44.5 53.6 501.1
Avg.Rainy days 9.2 8.2 10.1 10.7 11.4 11.3 13.4 13.8 13.9 13.9 12.9 12.0 140.8


Companies Involved with the Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment Project

John Holland / Fairbrother Joint Venture – has been awarded the Managing Contractor contract.

Click here to go through to John Holland website.
Click here to go through to Fairbrother website.

Various Subcontractors – Subcontractors are more than likely required but none have been announced yet.  This section will be updated as new announcements are made.

Note : As of May 2014 this project has been put on hold by the Tasmanian Government, it is expected to commence early 2015.  

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Occupations Required at the Royal Hobart 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 Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment Project


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


Royal Hobart 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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