Creating procurement and employment opportunities for local, social and Indigenous contractors and suppliers is a key priority of the Gippsland Line Upgrade.
Gippsland industry briefings
Local contractors and suppliers in Gippsland have been given the chance to learn more about the Gippsland Line Upgrade’s major package of works and upcoming opportunities to become involved in delivering works on the project.
Industry briefings hosted by Rail Projects Victoria, the Industry Capability Network, GROW Gippsland and construction contractor VicConnect were held in Morwell and Warragul recently.
The briefings featured presentations on the project and a Q&A session with VicConnect, as well as networking segments to boost connections across local industry.
Some of the works packages on the Gippsland Line Upgrade available for local suppliers will include plant hire, concreting and formwork, earthworks, fencing, traffic control, asphalting and line-marking, metal fabrication and soil disposal.
Local contractors and suppliers can register their interest on the GROW Gippsland Regional Procurement Platform at vendorpanel.com.au and the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Gateway at gateway.icn.org.au to be notified when procurement activities commence.
The Gippsland Line Upgrade will deliver more frequent and reliable train services to the growing communities of Gippsland and create 500 jobs in the region.
Construction is targeted for completion in late 2022.