News bulletin-5:
News bulletin-5: 6 Feb 2018

John Holland has tackled the issue of gender pay equity by adjusting the salary of 15% of women employees that were identified as being paid less than their male colleagues across the business. CEO Joe Barr said the employees’ incomes had been increased immediately. He added that John Holland intends to lead the way in the construction sector in eliminating the pay gap and by including flexibility and wellbeing in its work practices.

A development application has been approved for construction of a $347 million medical specialist rehab centre in Brisbane’s north. The preferred tenderer is Australian Unity and it will be built in partnership with the Queensland Government. The centre is part of the $1.1 billion Herston Quarter redevelopment.

Institute Bronze Member AECOM has released a global report, The Future of Infrastructure, which is the result of a survey of 509 civil infrastructure professionals across Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America. Results of the survey included rethinking project design and delivery; changes in legislation and innovative funding models; and future proofing networks and systems.

CPB Contractors has been selected to design and construct the Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre in inner Sydney. Construction is expected to commence this year and conclude in 2019.

Image: John Holland is tackling the gender pay gap. Source J