How to Get a Job on the RAAF Base East Sale Redevelopment Project

How to Get a Job on the RAAF Base East Sale 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 RAAF Base East Sale Redevelopment Project

From the APH GOV website

The aim of the RAAF Base East Sale Redevelopment project is to improve the functionality and capability of the base by upgrading or replacing inadequate and non-compliant facilities, infrastructure and engineering services to meet current and anticipated future requirements.  The proposed redevelopment combines the construction of new facilities, civil works, upgrading of engineering services infrastructure, some upgrades of existing facilities, and demolition works.

From the ICN Gateway website

The RAAF Base East Sale Redevelopment involves:

  • development of 180 accommodation unit
  • physical fitness training facilities
  • air traffic control facilities
  • services infrastructure upgrades
  • chapel and community support facility
  • commercial facilities
  • security fencing
  • 25m firing range
  • upgrade of fuel farm
  • bore water treatment plant
  • demolition works


Location Profile – Bairnsdale & Gippsland

Bairnsdale, Gippsland, Phillip Island, Wilsons Promontory, Gippsland Lakes, Walhalla, Baw Baw Plateau, Strzelecki Ranges,  Mining, Offshore Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Farming, Brown Coal, Tourism, Motor Racing, Surf, Fishing, Boating, Hiking, Biking, Snow Skiing, Snowboarding, Flying, Caving, Golf, 4×4, Trail Riding, Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting

 Population 255,850 (Latrobe-Gippsland 2011 ABS)

East Gippsland Shire Council

Bairnsdale & Gippsland – Rents as at Jul 2012

2 Bed 1 Bath –  $120 – $380

3 Bed 1 Bath –  $140 – $ 800

4 Bed 2 Bath – $ 190 – $ 1000

Bairnsdale & Gippsland – House Prices as at Jul 2012

2 Bed 1 Bath –  $95,000 – $620,000

3 Bed 1 Bath –  $100,000– $1.400,000

4 Bed 2 Bath – $160,000 – $1.800,000

Climate data for Bairnsdale Airport
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C 44.0 46.2 40.8 37.5 29.4 25.0 22.4 27.0 32.6 34.9 43.5 41.0 46.2
Average high °C 25.8 25.4 23.8 20.7 17.5 15.0 14.5 15.7 17.6 19.7 21.7 23.5 20.1
Average low °C 12.8 12.8 11.1 8.6 6.7 4.7 3.9 4.5 5.8 7.5 9.6 11.1 8.3
Record low °C 4.2 3.5 2.0 0.5 -3.0 -3.2 -3.5 -4.5 -2.2 -1.0 1.6 3.1 -4.5
Avg. Rainfall mm 48.9 50.8 44.7 55.8 47.3 59.7 49.1 36.4 53.4 60.7 81.9 60.1 649.1
Avg.Rainy days 8.9 8.5 9.0 11.1 13.1 13.4 14.1 13.2 13.8 13.6 12.2 11.0 141.9


Companies Involved with the RAAF Base East Sale Redevelopment Project

Thiessawarded the contract for managing contractor.
Click here to go through to the Thiess website.

ODG Haden MaintenanceSite wide electrical services and reticulation.
Click here to go through to ODG Haden website.

City Circle Demolision and ExcavationCivil works
Click here to go through to City Circle Demolision and Excavation website.

GBG Concrete and ConstructionConcrete works
Click here to go through to GBG Concrete and Construction website.

Broz ContractingLiving In Accommodation ceiling, wall and carpentry works.
Click here to go through to Broz Contracting website

CCTS Telecommunication Construction – Site wide communication trenching and conduits.
Click here to go through to CCTS Telecommunication Construction website

R&M Engineering – Structural steel for the Water Treatment Plant and Living In Accommodation
Click here to go through to R&M Engineering


Occupations Required at the RAAF Base East Sale Redevelopment Project

  • Electrical Trades
  • Mechanical Trades
  • Building Trades
  • 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 RAAF Base East Sale 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


RAAF Base East Sale Redevelopment 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.


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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