How to get a Job at the Epworth Richmond Hospital Redevelopment Project

How to get a Job at the Epworth Richmond 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 Epworth Richmond Hospital Redevelopment Project

From the Epworth website

Epworth HealthCare has announced a $350m major redevelopment of their leading not-for-profit private Epworth Richmond hospital. The Epworth Richmond hospital will be redeveloped and expanded to provide world class facilities with an extra 270 inpatient beds including emergency department beds further enhancing the excellence of care provided for its patients.

The plans provide for an exciting vision that includes 430 new private rooms with 160 of the poorer quality beds being replaced; a new emergency department; 17 new operating theatres and 19 extra beds in new state-of-the-art Intensive Care and Coronary Care Units. Significantly expanded cancer services have also been incorporated and new rehabilitation facilities will extend the specialist rehabilitation and trauma services for people across Victoria.

The proposed redevelopment will be built on the existing site between Bridge Road and Erin Street in four stages over seven years. The Richmond building will rise by five levels at Erin Street and by three stories at in the Bridge Road façade. Widened footpaths and a new streetscape are planned for Erin Street along with over 392 new on-site car spaces in a new underground car park that links the Erin Street buildings with the existing Bridge Road basement car park.

Stages 1, 2 & 3 are all complete as of early 2014.  Stage 4 is located on the eastern side of Epworth Richmond hospital and will provide:

  •  emergency department with 35 treatment spaces
  • 26 bed intensive care unit
  • cardiac intensive care unit and inpatient unit
  • consulting suites
  • 111 acute inpatient rooms with ensuites
  • six theatres
  • additional car parking.
We expect Stage 4 to be completed and operational by mid-2016.


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 Epworth Richmond Hospital Redevelopment Project

Kane Constructions – have been appointed to deliver the Epworth Richmond Hospital Redevelopment Project
Click here to go through to Kane Constructions 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.

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Occupations Required at the Epworth Richmond Hospital Redevelopment Project

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


Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the Epworth Richmond 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


Epworth Richmond 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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