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 Macarthur Square Redevelopment Project
From the Lend Lease website
The $240 million redevelopment of Macarthur Square, which will reinforce the shopping centre’s position as the largest in south west Sydney.
The redevelopment will transform Macarthur Square, adding 16,000 square metres to significantly increase its retail, fresh food and dining offering.
The Macarthur Square centre will include a next generation David Jones, which will undergo a complete refurbishment, a new 4,500 square metre full line Coles, a new 1,500 square metre full line Aldi, an expanded and refurbished Target, a fully refurbished Woolworths, a new 2,500 square metre full line Harris Scarfe as well as approximately 550 new car spaces.
It is estimated that the Macarthur Square redevelopment will generate more than 2,000 jobs during construction and approximately 1,000 additional retail positions once the project is complete. Construction is expected to take approximately two years, with the main extension complete prior to Christmas 2016.
Location Profile – Sydney
The Harbour City, Bondi Beach, Opera House, Kings Cross, Harbour Bridge, Blue Mountains, Finance, Business, Tourism, Retail, Manufacturing, NRL, AFL, Cricket, Surf, Boating, Fishing, Cycling, Parks, Museums, Arts & Culture, Shopping, Beaches, National Parks, Live Music
Population: 4.391, 674 (Greater Sydney ABS 2011)
Sydney – Rents as at Jul 2012
2 bed 1 bath – $260 – $900
3 bed 1 bath – $280 – $1200
4 bed 2 bath – $310 – $1750
Sydney – House Prices at at Jul 2012
2 bed 1 bath – $190,000 – $1.300,000
3 bed 1 bath – $ 230,000– $2.200,000
4 bed 2 bath – $285,000 – $4.225,000
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Companies Involved with the Macarthur Square Redevelopment Project
Lend Lease – Lendlease’s Building business will design, project manage and construct the Macarthur Square redevelopment project. Click here to go through to the Lend Lease website
Note : There may be sub-contractoring companies involved in different phases of construction of the Macarthur Square redevelopment project. This article will be updated with these sub-contracting companies as announcements are made.
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Occupations Required at the Macarthur Square Redevelopment Project
- Building Trades
- Mechanical Trades
- Electrical / Air Conditioner workers
- Metal workers
- Mobile Plant Operator / Truck Driver
- Cleaning and Catering Staff
- Crane Operators
- Labourer / Trades Assistant
- Health & Safety
Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the Macarthur Square Redevelopment Project
- Relevant Trade Qualifications and / or NSW 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
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
Macarthur Square 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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