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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 The need for an EPC licence was revoked in 2011 by the Australian Federal Government to make it easier for workers to responsibly use a range of plant equipment.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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12th October 2018

Omega’s Contract for WA’s $1.12b NorthLink Stage 2 Cancelled, Administration Likely

The company contracted to complete 10 bridges for Western Australia’s $1.12 billion NorthLink WA project is reportedly in financial trouble, with the Stage Two contract being terminated yesterday.

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18th December 2019

Downer, CPB Contractors Sign $1.25b Contract for METRONET Project

The latest METRONET construction contract has been awarded to NEWest Alliance - a collaboration of CPB Contractors and Downer. The $1.25 billion contract signed yesterday will extend Perth’s rail network 32 kilometres and is the biggest passenger rail expansion in Western Australia since the Mandurah Line’s 70km contract in 2004. The NEWest alliance will construct the Thornlie-Cockburn link and Yanchep Rail extension, with both projects expected to support more than 3,000 jobs. The funding comes from a bundled contract arrangement by the Australian and Western Australian State governments.

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