Breakfast with Rachael Matheson

Project – Building a High-Vis Army in Tasmania
CCF will provide a service here on the North-West Coast through a Business Strategy and Skills Analysis Program, over the next three years, to the civil sector that will identify and resolve business, employment, and skills gaps.
This will be available to all the civil construction industry who have a registered business with an ABN and relevant insurances in place. This service will assist in building business resilience, advise sectoral strategic planning, and increase industry capabilities for the North.
A one-on-one sit down with a CCF Project Officer (North) to look at the business’ needs, future plans, capability of tendering for government civil works, and identifying staffing and training gaps.
The business will receive an Action Plan with any identified improvements/suggestions these could include training, personnel requirements, availability of government subsidies, assistance to become pre-qualified with the Department of State Growth (for state infrastructure projects), plus identifying dollars available for approved training.

Aim of the Project
To attract and encourage more workers to pursue a career in the civil construction industry, leading to an increased workforce available to build Tasmania’s infrastructure pipeline now and into the future, and aligned with the goal of increasing the workforce by 25%. Government is rolling out a $5Billion infrastructure program of which $2.1Billion is related to Civil Construction projects alone. (This does not include private civil construction projects). Further, over the next 10 years, it is expected that $17.4Billion will be spent on infrastructure projects in Tasmania.


CCF Team (in attendance*)
Rachael Matheson – CCF CEO
Bill Abbott – President of CCF Board and CEO of The Ian Harrington Group
Kim Butler

*to be confirmed