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22nd August 2018

Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme (NAIS) delivering on jobs promise

South Australia’s NAIS project has already begun delivering on its construction jobs promise as 29 km of transfer pipeline begins installation. Originally plugged as a game changer for the economy in South Australia, the Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme promises to support SA farmer pleas to boost water supply and infrastructure in the state.

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11th December 2018

South Australia set for $5.4 billion, 4-year project boost!

The Government of South Australia has outlined a $5.4 billion pipeline of infrastructure works for across the State, over the next four years.

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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 The need for an EPC licence was revoked in 2011 by the Australian Federal Government to make it easier for workers to responsibly use a range of plant equipment.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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