Thousands of Construction Workers Needed to Fill Tasmanian Construction Jobs

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 According to Master Builders, thousands of interstate workers will be needed to sustain the construction boom expected in Tasmania.

The growing number of construction projects expected to begin in the state is most likely going to outstrip local labour supply.

The builders association said around 4000 interstate workers would be needed to fill the gaps, with a steady supply of construction projects planned over the coming month in both the public and private sector.


Master Builders Australia Welcomes Phased Approach to Enforcement of Drug & Alcohol Fitness for Work Amendments


Master Builders Australia has welcomed the phased approach to implementing the drug and alcohol fitness for work amendments for the construction industy under the Building Code 2013.

The fitness for work amendments under the Building Code 2013 came into effect on Friday 16 October and mean that contractors should have a comprehensive policy for managing drug and alcohol issues in the workplace. Part of this policy includes mandatory drug and alcohol testing on Commonwealth funded projects.

Fair Work Building and Construction will be responsible for monitoring compliance with the new code and will approach the auditing of drug and alcohol testing requirements in 3 stages.