Video transcript - Creating local jobs and supporting Victorian businesses

Creating local jobs and supporting local businesses – YouTube

[Vision:  Melbourne Park scenes]

[Vision:  Wade Noonan walking through construction site - Construction site]

Wade Noonan - Minister for Industry and Employment

We are right in the middle of a major infrastructure boom here in Melbourne & Victoria.

We have 80 projects listed, either currently under construction or in our forward plan.

80 projects valued at greater than $50 million each.

[Vision:  Construction site]

Each of those projects has a mandate of minimum local content for both building materials and services.

[Vision:  Wade Noonan speaking - construction machinery - Rod Laver Arena]

What that simply means is that local businesses benefit and local workers benefit from the Victorian Government's building program and purchasing program.

Melbourne Park is a very big construction project creating hundreds of jobs.

[Vision:  Wade Noonan speaking - Wade Noonan talking with apprentices]

There are about 30 apprentices, trainees and cadets, working onsite here in various trades they're fitting the gas lines, the air conditioning units.

Jessica Malouf - 4th Year Mechanical Plumbing Apprentice - A G Coombs

So we do mechanical plumbing, it's a little bit different to your general housing and sanitary plumbing.

[Vision:  Construction site]

We'll do ductwork, a bit of welding and steel pipe, things like that; it's a really great industry to be involved in.

[Vision:  Jessica Malouf speaking]

You know, in 30 years' time you can tell your kids you worked on Rod Laver Arena and yeah, it's pretty exciting.

[Vision:  Crane]

Maurice Barbar - 3rd Year Mechanical Plumbing Apprentice - A G Coombs

Yeah, I really enjoy the work. No job's the same.

There's always something to learn and yeah, work for a great company with - also on this site a lot of great contractors.

[Vision:  Construction site]

[VICTORIA State Government][Speaker:  Authorised by Victorian

Page last updated: 1 September 2017