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Health Infrastructure supporting Women in Construction

Health Infrastructure is actively supporting the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program (ISLP) which is implementing new targets for employing women in construction, as part of the $20.2 million Women in Construction Program.
The program includes funded project officers to work across a range of NSW Government infrastructure projects and oversee growth towards increased targets of 4 per cent women in trades (up from 2 per cent) and 7 per cent women in non-traditional construction roles.
Sydney Children’s Hospital Stage 1 and Minderoo Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre is one of six Health Infrastructure projects with ISLP officers embedded on site, which is helping attract, upskill and retain women in the construction industry.
Principal contractor for the project, John Holland Group, has achieved their target for women in non-traditional roles – which is currently sitting at 8 per cent and is tracking well towards achieving the women in trades target.
The project has also achieved the ISLP targets for the workforce participation of Aboriginal People, people under 25 and local community employment.
Administered by the NSW Department of Education in collaboration with Infrastructure NSW, the Women in Construction Program has seen 16 ISLP officers working across 19 infrastructure projects.
Health Infrastructure projects represent approximately one third of all Government projects that are currently part of the Women in Construction/ISLP program and is actively pursuing opportunities to increase our participation.
Health Infrastructure is committed to continuing to support innovative approaches and championing cultural change in the construction industry, including gender diversity and inclusion.
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