Jobs bank open for North East Link

Registrations to help build the North East Link are now open, opening up thousands of jobs and opportunities for small, local businesses.

More than 10,000 jobs and millions of dollars of contracts will be up for grabs as part of the $15.8 billion project that will carry up to 135,000 vehicles daily, slash travel times by up to 35 minutes and deliver the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network.

Sole traders and small and medium businesses are encouraged to register their details now for contract opportunities as North East Link is built over the next eight years.

Plumbers, electricians, building trades, roof services, landscapers, form workers, carpenters, bricklayers and concreters are just some of the businesses being encouraged to register their interest.

There will be opportunities for traffic management services, training providers, safety gear suppliers, air-conditioning and heating services, surveying and mapping services, engineering design and consulting, architects, office administration and mechanics.

Manufacturing industries and producers of cement and lime, ready mixed concrete, asphalt, electric cables and switches, are also being sought as well as businesses who hire out construction-related machinery and equipment.

With builders getting ready to start early works for North East Link soon, there are opportunities for jobs now and for small and medium-sized businesses to get on board. The consortium selected by the end of the year to design and build this massive project will also need to show how they will create local jobs and training opportunities.

Businesses and employees in the Bulleen Industrial Precinct which are impacted by the project will be offered additional reskilling and training opportunities. As part of North East Link’s business support package, businesses will have access to individual support plans, a relocation specialist and marketing assistance.

An employment assistance strategy will also be developed for employees of businesses closing or relocating and they will receive skill assessments, job support and training and development.

Interested businesses should register their interest here:

Available jobs:

Gravel and sand quarrying
Cement and lime manufacturing
Ready-mixed concrete manufacturing
Concrete product manufacturing
Aluminium rolling, drawing, extruding
Iron and steel forging
Structural steel fabricating
Prefabricated metal building manufacturing
Metal coating and finishing
Nut, bolt, screw and rivet manufacturing
Lifting and material handling equipment manufacturing
Road and bridge construction
Heavy and civil engineering construction
Land development and subdivision
Site preparation services
Concreting services
Bricklaying services
Roofing services
Structural steel erection services
Plumbing services
Electrical services
Traffic management
Training providers
Safety gear suppliers
Air-conditioning and heating services
Fire and security alarm installation services
Other building installation services
Plastering and ceiling services
Carpentry services
Tiling and carpeting services
Glazing services
Landscape construction services
Hire of construction machinery with operator
Construction services
Architectural services
Surveying and mapping services
Engineering design and engineering consulting services
Other specialised design services
Scientific testing and analysis services
Labour supply services
Office administrative services