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The Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) today welcomed the Coalition’s Policy to Improve the Fair Work Laws.
CCF comments on the Federal Coalition's Policy to Improve the Fair Work Laws for the 2013 Election and beyond.
Your responses to our Industry Capacity Survey will form the basis of your company’s free listing in Western Australia’s first Civil Construction Industry Capacity Guide.
This information note is to bring members up to date with a number of important developments from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
Worksafe WA is investigating the tragic death of a road worker in Bunbury last week.
The CCF’s new Employment and Workplace Relations Policy reflects a significant update from our policy of 2009.
WA’s Environmental Protection Authority has conditionally approved Landcorp’s proposed Mangles Bay Marina development at Point Peron, near Rockingham.
With the new financial year fast approaching, businesses need to be aware of changes to their super obligations which take effect on July 1.
It’s been a busy time lately for the body that administers Australia’s infrastructure sustainability rating scheme, which has rebranded itself and has also announced the nation’s first IS rating.
Lower interest rates and record population growth are fuelling increased new dwelling construction in Western Australia. The Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA Division), has warned of a land price “bubble” unless more land is released.
CCF National Deputy CEO Julie Abramson updates members on issues including the forthcoming Federal Budget and proposed Fair Work Bill amendments.
The CCF has called for the amendments proposed in the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 to be dumped.
Ertech is part of a joint venture that will deliver pre-construction civil works for the new Perth Stadium.
Western Australia’s Economic Regulation Authority has recommended sweeping changes to the state’s existing arrangements for home indemnity insurance, calling for the building industry to insure against warranty risk.
Main Roads WA’s latest Infrastructure Delivery Plan shows a pipeline of major projects worth some $3.5 billion to 2016.
CCF WA Contractor Member MACA Civil has been selected by Main Roads WA to build the $42 million Goldfields Highway and Wubin-Mullewa Upgrade Project.
CCF WA Associate Member AusQ Training has a great offer for Contractor Members – one free training place for its Basic Worksite Traffic Management (BWTM) and Traffic Controller (TC) two-day course, valued at $590.
At a recent industry breakfast attended by Federal Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Brendan O'Connor, CCF WA CEO Jeff Miller highlighted the important contribution of Section 457 visas in addressing skills shortages in the civil construction industry.
Leighton Holdings Chief Executive Officer Hamish Tyrwhitt has been appointed to lead a key group that will advise the Federal Government on increasing Australia's engagement with Asia.
The WA Environmental Protection Authority has recommended the approval of an $180 million waste-to-energy project planned for Boodarie, near Port Hedland.
AVELING, one of Western Australia’s largest safety and workforce development training providers has recently opened an $11 million training centre in Jandakot.
The CCF WA State Conference will focus on the single most important issue in civil construction – worker safety. Register now to reserve your seat on May 10.
WA Premier Colin Barnett’s new Cabinet includes five new Ministers and a number of changes to key portfolios affecting the civil construction industry.
With workplace health and safety a top priority in the civil construction industry, CCF WA’s 2013 State Conference will focus on safety. If safety is important to your business, register now.
CCF WA and Plant Assessor have teamed up to deliver a complete plant risk assessment service to CCF members at a significant discount.
An Earth Award entry is a great way to showcase the people and processes that make your company special. Plus, all projects entered will be profiled in our quarterly magazine, ONSITE.
The sun shone brightly on the Sanctuary Golf Resort, north of Bunbury, on March 7 for CCF WA’s annual South West Golf Day.
CCF WA has been contacted by a company seeking a Water Corporation-approved contractor for specialised drainage work.
Civil Train has advised of important changes to the subsidies available for some plant operator assessments.
Updates from CCF National on workplace relations, 457 visas and national policy.
The Federal Parliamentary Committee inquiring into the Anti-discrimination Bill has handed down its report. The CCF has been seriously concerned about a number of aspects of the Bill and while some of these concerns have been addressed by the majority report, many have not.
The CCF WA has welcomed the Liberal Party’s promise to raise the payroll tax threshold but has supported industry calls for stronger action to reduce taxes on business.
Aboriginal training and development initiatives are having positive results across Western Australia, according to a new survey of CCF WA members conducted for LandCorp.
The CCF Earth Awards 2013 website is now “live”, with all the information you need to prepare and lodge an entry.
Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten has announced a range of proposals. Further information will be provided when we see the legislation and other details. Very disappointingly a number of the proposals have been announced with little or no industry consultation.
The Federal Government has announced its much-awaited industry plan, comprising three core strategies: backing Australian industry to win more work at home; supporting industry to win work abroad; and help for small businesses. Of most interest to CCF members is the strategy which seeks to support Australian businesses seeking work on major resource and infrastructure projects.
If you are a subcontractor not being paid or being paid late by a head contractor, acting quickly to determine your options is the vital first step, according to the WA Building Commission.
The CCF Earth Awards are an ideal opportunity to showcase your company’s capabilities, and a great way to celebrate the efforts of your hard-working staff.
Western Power’s latest Transmission and Distribution Annual Planning Report is now available on its website.
Get smart – get training. Information about forthcoming short courses.
CCF WA Associate Member Stellar Recruitment has welcomed Declan Strain to the busy role of leading the company’s Civil and Infrastructure team.
Twelve regional companies will share a contract worth $3 million to provide road building plant and equipment for a project to improve a 56km stretch of Great Southern Highway between Brookton and Cuballing.
A workplace accident in which an apprentice lost part of two fingers led to a Western Australian company being fined $10,000 for allowing unlicensed workers to do high risk work, while another company was fined $65,000 after an assembled street light came too close to high-voltage power lines near a service station, causing the surrounding area to be evacuated.
An Election date announced, Cabinet reshuffle and more news from the ATO on Living Away from Home Allowance (LAHFA), Fuel Tax Credits and Small Business concessions depreciation.
The State Government has promised to spend about $40 million realigning a section of Curtin Avenue south of Cottesloe Beach.
The WA Labor Party has promised that if elected next month it will build a $730 million, 10.5 kilometre rail line to Perth Airport by mid-2018.
Aon Hewitt has published an update on current issues and key changes to workers’ compensation in WA.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced the 2013 Federal election will be held on September 14. The CCF will be following the extended election campaign closely and keeping members updated about developments affecting our industry.
Menno Henneveld’s successor as Managing Director of Main Roads Western Australia is experienced civil engineer Stephen Troughton.
Get smart - get training. Information about upcoming courses.
This National Information Note looks at the implications for contractors of the Federal Government’s new Building Code, which has given legislation force to the existing National Code of Practice Guidelines.
This week: The anti-discrimination bill before a parliamentary committee; Tony Abbott starts the election year with a mini-campaign; and our renewed push on red-tape reduction.
This year CCF celebrates the twentieth year of the most prestigious awards in civil construction. We’ll be calling for nominations soon so start planning your entry now.
Members are reminded that Construction Training Fund (CTF) subsidies for Verification of Competencies are only available until the end of this month.
CCF National has released its submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee Inquiry into the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012.
With WA's long, hot summer dragging on, it's timely to remind members of the importance of ensuring all outdoor workers are adequately protected from the sun.
New tax laws which took effect from July 1 last year mean that businesses are now required to report all payments made to construction contractors.
Landcorp has responded to demand for residential land in Newman by releasing 38 lots in the East Newman Stage 3B development.
Fair Work Building and Construction has created a section on its website summarising modern awards that apply to workers in Australia's construction industry.
January 28 is the cut-off date for December quarter compulsory superannuation guarantee contributions to be received by your employees’ super funds.
Fair Work Building and Construction says there are concerns among employers in the construction industry about the legalities of pattern agreements.
National Deputy CEO Julie Abramson has updated members on developments in two important policy areas – procurement and discrimination.
CCF National has released an information note that provides updates on the Fair Work Amendment Bill in the Senate, the Coalition's commitment to support small business, more on Modern Awards and a national update on WHS.
As of 1 October 2012, access to tax concessions for living-away-from–home allowances and benefits will generally be limited to a period of 12 months for an employee at a particular work location.
This month we lodged a submission with the Federal Government in relation to a review of the harmonised National Prequalification Scheme. Many of you will remember that the new scheme was the subject of much policy and advocacy discussion, submissions and work when it was first proposed to industry in 2009.
Building the State - Transport projects key to future
The Liberal-National Government will invest $3.9billion on new and ongoing transport projects and programs in 2012-13, including $105million on new projects to address traffic congestion in Perth and a $97million injection into road safety projects across the State.
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The Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) tonight welcomed further spending on skills and skills training in a tough budget environment. In particular the CCF was pleased to see additional funding for the National Workforce Development Fund (NWDF) to support mature aged workers to upskill and reskill. Whilst the industry is experiencing tough conditions we have to keep the focus on skills training for the up swing, Mr Gosatti the National Chief Executive Officer of the CCF said.
CCF WA's new Skill Centre was officially opened on Friday 10th February by Senator the Hon Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research.
Attracting and retaining staff is a key concern for our members and a major policy focus for CCFWA.
CCF WA and Civil Train WA is pleased to announce that we have relocated to our new purpose built CCF WA/Civil Train Skill Centre. The move was made possible with a grant from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
CCF WA will be holding its second annual WesTrac Presidents Gala Dinner incorporating the Industry and Civil Train Awards on Friday 4th November at the Pan Pacific Hotel.
CCF WA has completed the analysis of results of the Indigenous Employment Benchmarking Survey that was undertaken on behalf of LandCorp and Horizon Power.
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