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One People: Partnering with Shamrock Civil

16/06/2014

We are proud to advise that Shamrock Civil have partnered with the One People program in providing employment opportunities for young Indigenous people in the Brisbane, Ipswich and South West Queensland regions. Shamrock Civil has been operational since 1994 and is one of Queensland’s leading Mid-tier civil construction companies with a growing portfolio of high-profile clients including Lend Lease, John Holland, Mirvac, Hutchinson Builders, Laing O’Rourke, Abigroup, Thiess, Origin Energy and CS Energy.

Shamrock Civil have proved to be a great supporter of the One People Program since it was introduced to them this year providing 2 new positions for One People candidates which commenced this week. The first position is a civil construction project in Wulkuraka, 45km’s west of Brisbane. The Wulkuraka NGRS project involves the design, construction, fit out and commissioning of a dedicated rolling stock maintenance depot located in Wulkuraka (Ipswich). The project is to be provided by Bombardier Transport Australia Pty Ltd and is a key component in the Queensland State Government’s commitment to deliver new rail infrastructure for SE Qld.

The Second position is on the Northern Water Treatment plant 25 km’s South West of Wandoan in the Surat Basin. Shamrock Civil were contracted to the Laing O’Rourke & GE Joint Venture for QGC to deliver the Northern Water Treatment Plant. This advanced facility will treat 100 million litres of water per day. The project also includes the delivery of all related infrastructure associated with QGC’s northern gas fields. When complete, it will be one of the largest water plants in Australia.

Initially the position will consist of labouring type duties for the trainee’s then moving into machinery operation and other roles within the project. The trainee will also receive formal training resulting in a nationally recognised qualification in which will assist them with future employment opportunities.  

The success of the program is a direct result of successful partnerships like the one with Shamrock Civil, eventuating into more Indigenous Australians entering the workforce and acquiring the skills and experience needed to create a better future for themselves and their families.