19 October 2022
Infrastructure promises set to secure jobs in civil
The Civil Contractors Federation Tasmania praises the Australian Government’s 2022-23 Federal Budget which is set to deliver $685 million of election commitments for vital infrastructure projects in Tasmania.
CCF Tasmania CEO Andrew Winch said this is excellent news for the civil industry and CCF is dedicated to assisting in the construction of improved infrastructure for a rising State.
“Infrastructure, when well-maintained is a key driver of economic growth, and skills, and creates a sustainable pathway forward.
“It is crucial, as a State, we continue to adapt and grow. It is promising to see this recognised and we note the progress so far could not have been achieved without the support of the government.
“The CCF has had considerable success in the previous budget with key elements of our pre-budget report being accepted with $336m for the Northern Roads Package – Stage 2, and $100m for the Great Eastern Drive among the victories.
The Bass Highway, the Tasman Highway, and the East and West Tamar Highways are the significant road passageways the government is upgrading in the 2022-23 Federal Budget with $540 million in funding.
“These projects and the further commitments from the government, alongside the plans for the Bridgewater bridge allows for a continuous pipeline of work for the sector.
“The quality in the infrastructure we are seeing reflects the pride and strength of the civil industry and I look forward to continuing to build on this through investment in training, equipment, and up-skilling.
“This increase in jobs will also have an economic multiplier effect on local communities and will support our regional and rural contractors.
“The civil industry has confidence going forward knowing there is support to grow our industry and additionally, we are now developing a sector that will be able to take advantage of the enormous opportunities that will arise in the upcoming years through this collaboration with government.”