Australia’s Construction Industry: Thriving and Surviving

The construction industry being on top of everything when we talk about economic recovery has to implement rules for safety and regulation and w

We all had a tremendous experience about what is currently happening in the world but despite all these, the economy has to prosper and survive.  If you have food on the table, a family to live with, and a job to sustain your every day needs, then consider yourself lucky and blessed!

We cannot just stay still, we have to move forward. Everyone needs a job to survive but we all have to flatten the curve. Our daily movements and interactions have contributed a lot to the increase of positive COVID19 cases every day.

The construction industry being on top of everything when we talk about economic recovery has to implement rules for safety and regulation and workers need to follow protocols for everyone’s safety.  As someone from the construction industry, you might have asked this question amongst yourselves: What are we going to look forward to in the construction field at these difficult times?

Good thing is that the construction industry might have down falls but it never stops surviving and thriving to give workers opportunity to work and benefit from its progress. We have collated some of the country’s effort to show you that there is a never ending progress and work opportunities are just around the corner. You just have to maximize your own potential and remain steadfast, resilient, and hopeful despite the world’s biggest nightmare. Here are some break though that you need to watch out for the 1st quarter of 2021:

Construction sector gains momentum with Brisbane leading the charge

The company’s Australia and New Zealand Market Insight Report Q4 2020 (ANZMIR Q4 2020), highlights that the outlook for Australia’s construction markets is positive across all capital cities. While construction activity is expected to be subdued over 2021, an improvement is anticipated from 2022 onwards. Between 2022 and 2024 all construction markets are forecast to see an increase in non-residential construction activity, driven by a strong pipeline of major public sector projects and the recovery of private sector investment.  Brisbane is forecast to lead the recovery, supported by its pre-existing pipeline of major projects underway and to commence. “From 2022 onwards, private sector construction activity investment should start to gain momentum, as more projects get underway, which will subsequently push up construction costs as the market tightens”. (Built Environment News Platform, March 2021 edition)

Inland Rail jobs on offer in North West NSW

Residents of North West New South Wales are encouraged to take up work on the transformational Inland Rail project with the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) and Trans4m Rail hiring local workers now for the Narrabri to North Star section.

Local member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Mark Coulton said that construction of Inland Rail from Narrabri to North Star was bringing significant benefits to North West NSW.

“More than 500 people are expected to directly work on the construction of Inland Rail from Narromine to North Star – many of these roles will be filled by locals who have the opportunity to deliver a major piece of infrastructure that will provide long-term benefits for our region.” A work-ready program will be rolled out in the coming months and consists of rail industry training, a range of general civil construction units and site exposure to ensure participants receive a strong introduction to the construction industry. (Built Environment News Platform, NSW, March 2021 edition)

New Hobart Airport Interchange project employing Tasmanians

Construction is underway on the $46 million Tasman Highway Hobart Airport Interchange upgrade, making the intersection safer, reducing traffic congestion, and allowing for future increases in traffic.

The new interchange will lift the Tasman Highway over Kennedy Drive and Holyman Avenue with on and off ramps serving the connecting roads, while dual-lane roundabouts will be built underneath the highway to efficiently and safely control the intersections (Built Environment News Platform, NSW, March 2021 edition)

We are all in a challenging yet exciting phase of our lives including all sectors of the economy all over the world. We may be struggling now but as long as we persevere to achieve our goals, everything else will fall into the right place. The waiting game for this pandemic to stop and go back to normal might take a little while but let us unite and heal as one for we will all reap the fruit of success by holding on to a brighter tomorrow!

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