info icon

You're browsing the New South Wales site.

Incolink

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TOPS FOR FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT

Posted on Jan 31, 2018

The building and construction sector is now the biggest full-time employer in Victoria.

During 2017, full-time construction employment grew by 9 per cent, adding about 20,100 new full-time jobs to the state economy.

This clearly demonstrates how much Victoria relies on the steady planning and delivery of infrastructure and housing to keep it a great place to live and do business. It also points to what we, as Victorians, have to lose if we don’t make this possible.

Last year over 127,000 people were added to the state population, and there is no slow-down in sight. As Victoria grows more rapidly than other states, the need for a Minister for Building, who can guide progress and coordinate the efforts of other cross-portfolio Ministers, grows with it. It’s crucial that the Government seizes this opportunity for progress.

It becomes more urgent every day to provide the homes, aged care facilities, schools and transportation infrastructure we will need to accommodate the estimated 8 million residents by 2051.

This is a time when change and fast action on critical projects, and issues like long-needed planning reforms, trades registration and investment in training, are of huge importance to Victorians. If we match the need for reform with the ability to execute those reforms to drive jobs, business viability and growth, it is exciting to think of what could be achieved for the good of us all.

Share Article

Other news you might like

July 01, 2024

Incolink launches construction industry job matching platform

Incolink CEO Erik Locke recently launched our new job platform Incolink Jobs, designed by and for industry. As the building and construction industry faces...

Read more

June 21, 2024

Supporting Plumbing apprentices like Harry

A report we released last year estimated that by 2040, there will be 26,000 vacancies in the construction industry. Supporting apprentices through high qu...

Read more

May 27, 2024

How Incolink and Cbus support the industry

As the cost of living continues to rise, Incolink continues to be the safety net for the construction industry. Keeping workers’ entitlements safe for when...

Read more