From 1 May 2015 the NSW Government mandated minimum amounts that employers must spend on Aboriginal participation on head contracts as low as a $1 million. Virtually all the civil infrastructure industry, including suppliers and service providers, are now affected by these mandatory requirements.
The NSW Government’s Aboriginal Participation in Construction policy came into effect on 1 May 2015. It replaces an earlier policy which was introduced in 2007.
To support industry, CCF NSW entered into an agreement with the NSW Government in February 2015 to help employers meet these obligations.
CCF NSW signs Industry Based Agreement.
CCF NSW signed an Industry Based Agreement with the NSW Government on 24 February 2015 to encourage and support employment of Aboriginal people in the civil contracting industry.
CCF NSW approached the Government in mid-2014 and suggested an agreement be created. The NSW Government was quick to recognise the opportunities for Aboriginal participation within the civil contracting industry, and is keen to explore better ways of realising the benefits for both employers and Aboriginal people of sustained engagement in our industry. Read more about the Industry Based Agreement and download a printable version here...