Hunter Valley residents are in for a job and wage growth injection as Civmec continues to roll out operations at its brand new East Coast facility in Tomago, 20 minutes north of Newcastle.
Major infrastructure projects like Sydney Metro Northwest, the Grafton Correctional Centre and WestConnex have already undertaken contracts with the new facility, with Civmec set to supply precast prison cells, structural steel, precast concrete products and more.
Civmec’s newest base is anticipated to deliver a $60 million annual wage boost to the region, while creating a variety of construction, management and engineering jobs, as well as trainee and apprenticeships programs, for years to come.
Facility Manager, Noel McCausland has said that the facility offers leading precast concrete and steel fabrication capabilities.
“This is a long-term investment and this is only the start. We’re here to stay,” said Mr McCausland.
“We maintain a local core crew and ramp up and down from there, depending on project requirements. We’re currently supporting over 100 people in the facility, that’s on both precast concrete manufacture and steel fabrication.”
“When the facility is operating to capacity, we’ll peak at more than 500 employees (which could equate to about $60m in wages). We also try to maintain permanent project management teams by rolling them from one job to the next.”
The facility is 224,000 square metres and represents a big milestone for the company, signifying their expansion into NSW and the greater eastern coast of Australia.
“Civmec has a reputation for consistent, high quality work. To achieve this, you need a highly trained and experienced workforce. That’s why staff retention, development and future recruitment are all top priorities for the company,” said Mr McCausland.
Source: Civmec & The Herald