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16th December 2019

$910m Melbourne Rail Contracts Awarded by State Government

The Victorian government has awarded new contracts worth $910 million to remove level crossings throughout Melbourne. A Lendlease, WSP, Acciona Coleman Rail and Metro Trains Melbourne alliance has won a $744 million contract to remove five crossings on the Frankston line. A $166m contract will see a level crossing on the Pakenham line removed by Fulton Hogans and Metro Trains Melbourne.The contracts are part of a programme to remove 75 congested and dangerous level crossings by 2025. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan said the state is “well on track”, with 30 of the unsafe crossings already removed and contracts for a further 50 now awarded. “We said we’d remove 75 level crossings by 2025 and with contracts now awarded for 50".The government is investing $3bn to improve the Frankston line, with major works starting in Cheltenham and Mentone. The new Carrum Station is set to open in mid-February.

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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 The need for an EPC licence was revoked in 2011 by the Australian Federal Government to make it easier for workers to responsibly use a range of plant equipment.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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2nd August 2019

What are the best grader brands?

The best grader brands in Australia are:

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