In the ‘Watching for jobs …….’ series we are going to be running over Australian Mining and Construction projects from 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 Western Sydney Stadium Project
- $300M stadium redevelopment in Parramatta.
- Generate approximately 1,200 jobs during construction and between 600 and 900 jobs once operational for sporting event days and major events.
- Demolition of the old stadium to begin March 2017 and construction of the new Western Sydney Stadium will commence following demolition and receipt of stage two planning approval.
- Seating for 30,000 people
Occupations Potentially Required at the Western Sydney Stadium Project
- Electrical Trades
- Mechanical Trades
- Metal Trades
- Building Trades / Formworkers
- Air Conditioning / Refrigeration Techs
- Steelfixers / Concretors
- Labourer / Trades Assistant
- Peggy’s / Cleaning Staff
- Health & Safety
Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the Western Sydney Stadium 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
Companies / Organisations Involved with the Western Sydney Stadium Project
- Projects NSW in partnership with Venues NSW are to deliver the Western Sydney Stadium project.
- NSW Government – Main information portal
- Lendlease – named as preferred design and construct contractor to deliver the new Western Sydney Stadium in Parramatta, on behalf of Infrastructure NSW.
Note: A Major Contractor is expected to be announced early 2017 – we will update this article as soon as we here any updates.
For the latest announcements, Major Project, Shut-down and Even-time roster jobs
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
Western Sydney Stadium Project Union Greenfields 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 we are unable to find any EBA’s. As any EBA’s are released / found 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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