President’s Lunch 2022

Another fantastic Civil Contractor’s Federation President’s Lunch was held at Blundstone Area in Bellerive on Friday 25.

CCF President Bill Abbott hosted as many as 134 people and they were treated to delicious food, drinks, and informative speeches with the afternoon hailing a tremendous success.

CCF CEO Andrew Winch said the event provided an opportunity for members to network and connect with each other, all whilst enjoying some great food and drinks.

“We were thrilled to host Bill’s Annual President’s Lunch and give our members a memorable afternoon,” Mr Winch said.

“Mr Abbott gave a summary of the past year at CCF Tasmania and was followed by Minister Guy Barnett representing Minister Michael Ferguson who spoke on Tassie’s infrastructure 10-year pipeline having doubled since 2018 to $27 billion and gave further confidence in growth and jobs ahead.

“Lifeline representative Tracey Groombridge then spoke on the practical insights into building psychologically safe workplaces.

“Drawing on her years of experience working in workplace mental health, she also included an introductory outline of the guidelines for managing psychosocial risks contained in ISO 45003 (2021) as well as a discussion about our Workplace Life Skills Toolbox training for apprentices and Mentor/Supervisor training for those who lead them.

“The highlight was when we launched our proud partnership with ICI and Keystone to further develop the skills and careers of the people in our industry.

“Institute of Civil Infrastructure General Manager Lee Gabbett gave an update on the courses they can provide for the industry and how it can benefit companies who get involved.

“Funding of up to 100% of these course costs are available for approved organisations through Keystone Tasmania and you can view the funded courses on the Keystone website.

“We wrapped up with a lucky draw for prizes in the form of donations from Overeem with whisky, chocolate, glasses, and t-shirts.

“Thank you to our silver sponsors Keystone and Reece Civil, bronze sponsors McConnell Dowell and PSC Insurance, and Batchelor Construction Group for the business card draw prizes, DeNeefe Signs for the signage, and to all who attended for a highly successful and memorable afternoon.”

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