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23rd December 2014

ACT Light Rail Project Quick Links and Resources

Image source: Canberraairport.com.au In Canberra, ACT, a light rail network has been planned to link the City Centre and the expanding area of Gungahlin. The ACT Light Rail Project is estimated to cost around $700 million, and should be completed by 2019. Stage one of the project, Capital Metro, is the first stage of what will be a city-wide upgrade to public transport infrastructure which is sorely needed in Canberra now and in the future. With a high amount of Government spending on road infrastructure in the last decade, Canberra has one of the highest rates of car-dependence in Australia, and the known challenges of urban sprawl are being addressed in this public transport initiative, in an effort to maximise city living and allow transport options to be available to all residents of the city.

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21st October 2016

Primary Contract Awarded for Ashley Drive Road Duplication Project - ACT

The BMD Constructions team have been awarded another meaty road duplication project in the ACT - a job they tendered through iSeekplant. And it doesn't take Einstein to figure out who is going to have a walk-up start on that job? Our members! If you're down in Canberra, you may be wondering when on earth the Ashley Drive Upgrade is going to be done and dusted. But if you're in plant hire in Canberra, you won't give a toss if it never finishes - because of the juicy hire contracts up for grabs.

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4th August 2019

Do you need a licence to operate a grader?

When it comes to operating licences for earthmoving machinery like graders there have been changes in recent times that make a yes/no answer complicated. Officially, if you are in Australia you no longer need a licence, such as an earthmoving or particular crane certification (EPC), to operate most earthmoving machines. However, it doesn’t mean you can just rock up to a worksite and hop on a grader with no experience. It does mean that you have to take the necessary steps to become a competent grader operator. As graders are a vital finishing machine on any worksite the project manager or the Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) are very particular with a grader operator’s experience and skills. The need for an EPC licence was revoked in 2011 by the Australian Federal Government to make it easier for workers to responsibly use a range of plant equipment. Although this then meant that a range of other management and operator responsibilities took its place to ensure the safety and productivity of the worksite.

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