Issue No. 44 - December/January 2008
Civil contractors plan to build skills
Civil contractors who build roads, bridges, railways,harbours, land subdivisions, water infrastructure and energy infrastructure are in the front rank of SA’s infrastructure boom.
The Civil Contractors Federation SA Branch is the peak industry body representing civil contractors in SA. More than 300 member companies employ about 5000 South Australians and complete more than $1 billion of civil infrastructure construction work annually in SA. CCF SA members are the primary deliverers of all transport infrastructure. They also maintain the existing transport network. The organisation has been to the fore in debate over the transport network and applauded the infusion of government funding.
The Northern Expressway project, the largest road construction project in SA of recent times, has been awarded to CCF SA members York Civil and Fulton Hogan.
While welcoming the dramatically increased government funding this year, CCF SA says the challenge will be to ensure ongoing commitment to levels of spending that will enable SA to ‘catch up’ on prior underspending to have infrastructure ready for future growth.
CCF SA calls for a more deliberate approach to infrastructure planning and spending, noting “significant challenges” that need to be considered to ensure the infrastructure required for the future growth of SA is delivered effectively.
CCF SA believes it is important and timely for the SA Governmenttomakeafirmcommitmenttoinfrastructure s...