The Civil Contractors Federation of New South Wales (CCF NSW) continues to be a fierce advocate, voice and ally of the civil infrastructure industry. Their dedicated team educates and engages in discussions with the Government, other industry bodies, clients and contractors on the challenges and requirements necessary to strengthen the civil infrastructure industry. To ensure that they truly represent the voice of the industry, CCF NSW has been routinely running regional meetings across NSW twice a year. The meetings covered the South East, North Coast, Northern Rivers, Central West, Riverina, North West, Hunter, Illawarra and Sydney Metro regions. Over the last two years, Assignar has been sponsors of the regional meetings in support of not only CCF NSW but to actively engage with regional contractors and learn what challenges they face in each region. From WorkSafe Blitz in the Northern Rivers region to major project work in the Hunter.
Photo: Wollongong Regional Meeting – Angelica Manlangit from Assignar, Sandra Newhouse, Director at Affective Group and Frances Groom, Payroll and HR Specialist at Affective Group.
During the regional meetings David Castledine, CCF NSW CEO, Liz Rooke, Director of Industrial Relations and Kristy Beale Wagstaff, Civil Learning Consultant at the Institute of Civil Infrastructure (ICI) presented on the 10-year forecast for the civil industry which CCF NSW commissioned from BIS Oxford Economics for depth insight into project forecasts across civil, rail and mining across regional NSW, Hunter region, the Illawarra region and Sydney Metro. In addition to the report, CCF NSW gave updates on the Omnibus Legislation, Design and Building Practitioners Registration, Security of Payments Update and the challenges COVID-19 has in terms of Industrial Relations.
Photo: Hunter Regional Meeting with David Castledine, CCF NSW CEO
As part of the CCF NSW membership, contractors have access to quality services such as civil specific management system audits, access to Industrial Relations experts and services at the ICI. As the skilled labour shortage continues to be a grave concern for the future of the civil infrastructure industry, ICI provides a continuing professional development (CPD) program that supports the career progression of Civil Infrastructure Managers (CIM). It provides a means to continually learn about technical, people and business management in the civil industry.
Throughout the regional meetings, Assignar presented the concerns facing the industry including:
- labour shortage
- right margins
- increasing machine costs
- strict compliance such as industrial
Photo: Sydney Metro Regional Meeting with Angelica Manlangit from Assignar presenting on industry challenges
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Photo: Northern Rivers Regional Meeting with Jon Forsyth and Angelica Manlangit from Assignar with Jamie Day, Director and Owner of RCC Civil
Photo: Peter Hill from Assignar presenting at the Riverina Regional Meeting