School Infrastructure NSW (SINSW) is rolling out its first Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program (ISLP), in collaboration with Training Services NSW. SINSW is committed to the achieving ISLP targets, to enable workers to learn new skills and increase the number of apprentices, young people, Aboriginal people and women in construction.
This case study demonstrates the commitment by School Infrastructure NSW (SINSW) to Points 9 and 10 in the 10 Point Plan to improve skills and training, and increase industry diversity.
The Meadowbank Education and Employment Precinct will cater for 1,000 primary school students, 1,500 secondary school students and a further 120 Intensive English Centre students.
The new primary school and new secondary school facilities will significantly increase capacity from Meadowbank Public School and Marsden High School’s current facilities, increase connectivity to major transport hubs, and offer students contemporary and flexible learning spaces.
The precinct will also include a new TAFE NSW facility focused on multi-trades and digital technology.
Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program (ISLP) initiatives for the project include:
A Funding Deed has been executed and an ISLP Project Coordinator has commenced work on the project to ensure compliance with required ISLP targets and reporting.
As the majority of School Infrastructure NSW (SINSW) projects are below the $100 million threshold for Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program (ISLP) requirements, SINSW is considering a range of approaches to achieve its targets, such as:
SINSW is preparing to commence the main works, which will provide significant opportunities to achieve ISLP targets. The aim is to increase workers on site from approximately 30 on site to approximately 600 on site by mid-2021.
SINSW will engage with the local community and schools to update them on project progress and involve them in the project where possible, such as the proposed ‘Name the Crane’ competitions and long-term jobs in construction.
Despite the early stages of the project, key achievements to date include: