Alliance milestone

Media release issued Thursday 17 February 2011


The Barwon Water Alliance has reached a significant milestone with 1,000 contractors completing its induction training program.

The program covers expectations and requirements on occupational health and safety, environmental management, quality, community and stakeholder engagement and approvals compliance.

Barwon Water General Manager Capital Projects Paul Northey said the program was run twice a week for new personnel involved in the delivery of Barwon Water's capital works program.

"The induction has become highly regarded and participants often comment that it is an interesting and valuable information session," Mr Northey said.

"More than 1,000 inductees representing over 200 companies have received training in industry best standards.

"This has region-wide benefits with the local construction and contracting community gaining knowledge and skills."  

Inductions are valid for two years and cover general requirements for all Alliance worksites. In addition, each project runs a site-specific induction.

The Alliance is a private sector partnership combining the skills and experience of Barwon Water, design and engineering company GHD and construction company John Holland. 

Formed in 2009, it has delivered $70 million of work, with 15 projects completed, 19 under construction and 45 at design stage.