CSBA is one of Victoria’s largest public construction agencies, with $3 billion of projects currently underway. With projects of this scope and scale, CSBA has a significant opportunity to benefit the wider community through how it works with its partners in design and construction.
CSBA’s projects are major generators of employment, creating thousands of jobs in construction and supporting industries, and enabling creation of thousands more ongoing jobs once facilities are built.
To maximise the benefit of these jobs, CSBA establishes contracts with its partners that set targets and requirements for measures that benefit Victoria and Victorians.
These include requirements for local content – in jobs and materials – the use of apprentices, trainees and cadets, disadvantaged Victorians, and the engagement of social enterprises, disability enterprises and Indigenous businesses.
Ensuring these groups are provided opportunities through CSBA’s projects broadens their economic and social impact. These impacts ripple through supply chains, are multiplied through disadvantaged and vulnerable communities, and – perhaps most importantly – set precedents and expectations for the broader construction industry
We’re delivering a range of justice and community safety infrastructure projects across Victoria including youth justice centres, court and custody facilities, emergency services facilities and public safety features such as protective bollards and CCTV networks.
Victorian Industry Participation Policy
In August 2018, the Local Jobs First Act 2003 (LJF) was amended, bringing together the Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP) and the Major Project Skills Guarantee (MPSG) policy, which were previously administered separately.
VIPP is a procurement policy designed to develop local industry in Australia and New Zealand, ensuring small and medium sized enterprises have full and fair opportunity to compete in Victorian government contracts. The MPSG policy provides opportunities for Victorian apprentices, trainees and cadets to work on some of Victoria’s largest infrastructure and construction projects.
Local Jobs First
CSBA 2019-20 Local Jobs First Report:
Strategic Projects – Commenced:
- 9 procurements valued at $8.65 million in Melbourne metro
- creation of 2 and retention of 3 cadetships in Melbourne metro (MPSG)
- 9 procurements valued at $210.79 million in regional Victoria
- creation of 50 and retention of 57 apprenticeships, traineeships and cadetships in regional Victoria (MPSG)
- 1 state-wide procurement valued at $169,200
- average estimated local content commitment of 99 per cent.
Strategic Projects – Completed:
- 2 procurements valued at $749,073 in metropolitan Melbourne
- estimated local content commitment of 100 per cent.
Standard Projects – Commenced:
- 1 procurement valued at $3.47 million in regional Victoria
- estimated local content commitment of 91 per cent.