Creating procurement and employment opportunities for local, social and Indigenous contractors and suppliers is a key priority of the Gippsland Line Upgrade.
Opportunities for local suppliers and contractors are now available.
Local suppliers are encouraged to submit an expression of interest via the GROW Gippsland platform to get involved and help deliver this major package of works.
Local supplier involvement is a key element of the Gippsland Line Upgrade, and right across the Regional Rail Revival program.
Local contractors and suppliers in Gippsland were given the chance to learn more about the Gippsland Line Upgrade’s major package of works and upcoming opportunities to become involved in delivering works on the project.
Industry briefings hosted by Rail Projects Victoria, the Industry Capability Network, GROW Gippsland and construction contractor VicConnect have been held in Morwell and Warragul.
The briefings featured presentations on the project and a Q&A session with VicConnect, as well as networking segments to boost connections across local industry.
Some of the works packages on the Gippsland Line Upgrade available to local suppliers have included plant hire, concreting and formwork, earthworks, fencing, traffic control, asphalting and line-marking, metal fabrication and soil disposal.
The Gippsland Line Upgrade will deliver more frequent and reliable train services to the growing communities of Gippsland and create 500 jobs in the region.