News bulletin 11 ->
News bulletin 11 -> 23 Mar 2021

Construction companies and individual contractors in north western NSW are encouraged to apply for work with the Inland Rail project for the Narrabri to North Star section. More than 500 people are expected to work directly in construction on the section in roles such as engineers, machinery, safety, and environmental areas. There are currently a number of jobs advertised such as contract administrator and design engineer and procurement lead.

Curtin University in Perth specialises in concrete research and although we're only 3 months into 2021, Associate Professor Prabir Sarker has taken part in 8 papers concerning different aspects of concrete. Links to the research abstracts are here.

Indigenous female high school students in Western Australia and NSW regional areas are invited to apply for CSIRO's Young Indigenous Women's STEM Academy for 2021 by Monday 9 April. The program provides students with personalised support and resources throughout to support them to enter university directly from school.

South Australia is creating more than 250 constructions jobs for its new $80 million earthquake-resistant emergency services headquarters spans 5500 square metres. The post-disaster importance level 4 facility at Keswick is expected to be completed by the end of the year by Pike Constructions.

Aurecon has appointed Bill Haken, an internationally recognised dams and hydropower expert to undertake challenging and complex major essential services infrastructure projects. The company has also acquired digital construction consultancy, Digital Node, whose projects include Asia, UK, North America, New Zealand and Australia, to strengthen its digital transformation capability.

NSW is undertaking major reforms to its infrastructure contributions system, accepting 29 recommendations from the NSW Productivity Commission that it says will 'unlock' up to $12 billion in productivity benefits via changes to how public facilities and services are funded through the state's planning system. The NSW Government is set to publish its blueprint to implement the changes and how they'll be delivered over the next 18 months.