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 CityLink Tulla Widening Project
From the VIC Gov website
The CityLink Tulla Widening project involves adding lanes and other measures to improve the flow of traffic across the 24 kilometre section of freeway from the CityLink tunnels to Melbourne Airport. The project will also provide travel time savings per trip between Melbourne Airport and the West Gate Freeway during peak periods.
The project will be delivered in three sections:
- Melbourne Airport to Melrose Drive
- Melrose Drive to Bulla Road
- Bulla Road to Power Street
From the Leighton Contractors website
Leighton Contractors, a CIMIC Group company, has been selected by Transurban to deliver a significant portion of Melbourne’s CityLink Tulla Widening project. The design and construct contract will generate revenue of approximately $570 million over the next two and a half years.
The CityLink Tulla Widening project extends from Melbourne Airport on the Tullamarine Freeway to Power Street on the Westgate Freeway. The project is being delivered in two sections, with Transurban responsible for the works from Bulla Road to Power Street and the Victorian Government delivering the works from Melbourne Airport to Bulla Road.
Under the design and construct contract Leighton Contractors will deliver the works between Bulla Road and Power Street.
Construction is due to begin in October 2015 and this section is scheduled for completion by 2018.
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|
|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|
|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 CityLink Tulla Widening Project
Leighton Contractors – Awarded the design and construct contract for the works between Bulla Road and Power Street.
Occupations Required at the CityLink Tulla Widening Project
- Civil Building Trades
- Asphalt Workers
- Mobile Plant Operator / Truck Driver
- Cleaning Staff
- Crane Operators
- Electrical Trades
- Labourer / Trades Assistant
- Health & Safety
Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the CityLink Tulla Widening 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. Forklifts, Mobile Crane, Loaders, Elevated Work Platform.
- 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
CityLink Tulla Widening 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 can be found. As any EBA’s are released they will be updated 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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