To: CCF Victoria staff, members and stakeholders.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – From the CEO desk.
Having just returned from interstate on annual leave, I now have personal experience of the new permit scheme to enter Victoria and the fantastic quarantine control / procedures at Melbourne Airport. Fortunately, my wife spent holiday time in a “Green Zone” and passed all Victorian border / entry procedures with “flying colours.”
Positive Cases and Outbreaks
Latest reports released today indicate that there have been no locally acquired positive cases in Victoria now for 9 days and we are moving back to pre-Christmas COVID Summer settings.
The Premier, Daniel Andrews, announced yesterday that with no current evidence of community transmission in Victoria, and our new permit system providing confidence that any interstate outbreaks can be appropriately managed, the Chief Health Officer (CHO) has recommended that it is safe for Victorians to continue heading back to on-site office work. A copy of the Premier’s Media Release is available via the attached link.
This means relaxing some of the latest requirements for wearing face masks and a return to work for office workers, detailed below.
Return to Office Work
The CHO has announced that workers in the private sector can return to offices at a 50 percent level and public sector workers at a 25 percent level from Monday 18 January 2021. Offices with fewer than 40 staff can have 20 staff on site, subject to density quotients.
Update on Face Masks
From midnight Sunday 17 January, face masks will no longer be mandatory indoors including offices, save for the obvious locations where they remain mandatory such as
- On public transport
- Riding in a taxi/ride share
- Shopping centres and indoor markets
- Large retail stores
- Domestic flights and airports
This updates and overrides earlier advice given that face masks must be worn indoors on building and construction sites in offices, crib rooms and amenities.
However – our Industry COVID-19 Guidelines still require workers to carry face masks and wear them in hoists/lifts and where physical distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained.
The total number of workers permitted on site at any one time is subject to a density quotient of one person per two square metres in common areas – this includes offices, crib rooms and amenities. More information is available at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au
Until my next update …. keep well – keep safe.
CEO, CCF Victoria
News | 04 December
Wurundjeri Way Reopens As City Bypass Takes Shape
The Wurundjeri Way and Dudley Street intersection reopened last night after an around the clock construction blitz on the new Wurundjeri...
News | 16 November
Victorian civil contractors dealt a huge blow with 12 major rail and roads projects axed by federal government
The Federal Government’s scrapping of 12 major infrastructure projects across Victoria is a significant blow to the industry and will...
News | 25 October
First look at designs for Eastern Freeway Overhaul
Before major works to upgrade the Eastern Freeway kick off next year, slashing travel time for thousands of commuters, the...
News | 10 October
Victorian Implementation of the ASHTAS Scheme
The Austroads Safety Hardware Training and Accreditation Scheme (ASHTAS) delivers a high standard and nationally consistent set of training outcomes...
News | 28 September
CCF Victoria welcomes Jacinta Allan as state’s new Premier
CCF Victoria congratulates the Hon. Jacinta Allan MP on becoming the state’s 49th Premier. Premier Allan has been instrumental in...
News | 26 September
Career changers take first step on new Pathway
CCF Victoria has welcomed the first group of apprentices embarking on exciting new careers in civil construction, following the official...
News | 11 September
Infrastructure peak bodies urge greater Government collaboration to deliver for Victoria
Industry and government have the capability, shared responsibility and fresh opportunity to ensure that development in Victoria is delivered in...
News | 04 August
CivilHQ Is Out Now! We are very proud and excited to launch your new online community platform – CivilHQ. CivilHQ...
News | 03 August
2023 Annual General Meeting
2023-2024 Board Elections The Annual CCF Victoria AGM is coming up in September, and we have recently opened Board Nominations...
News | 29 June
South East Water’s new customer contribution fees
Our charges are changingEvery 5 years, we review our prices and services. We call this a price submission and its...
News | 29 June
Lendlease to take on $1.7b Queen Victoria Market Redevelopment
Lendlease has successfully obtained the $1.7 billion contract for the redevelopment of Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne. The project, undertaken...
News | 27 May
Victorian State Budget – A bitter blow to Business
The Victorian State Budget has delivered stinging costs on Victorian businesses which will impact thousands in the State, the national...
News | 10 May
CCF 2023-24 Federal Budget Overview
On Tuesday 9 May 2023, Treasurer Jim Chalmers handed down the 2023-24 Australian Federal Budget. The budget is a comprehensive financial plan...
News | 07 May
Major Breakthrough on West Gate Tunnel Project
A major milestone has been reached on the Andrews Labor Government’s West Gate Tunnel project,with tunnel boring now complete on...
News | 03 May
ALGA Welcomes $250 million Albanese Government Investment
The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed the Albanese Government’s delivery of an additional $250 million through the Local...
News | 02 May
CCF National Responds to Infrastructure Review
Civil Contractors Federation National (CCF) looks forward to contributing to the review of Australia’s $120 billion Federal Government Infrastructure Investment...
News | 24 April
MEDIA RELEASE – Regional Employment Opportunities for Victoria 2026
April 24, 2023 The Andrews Labor Government has opened a Registration of Interest process inviting Employment Suppliers and Group Training...
News | 21 April
Upgrading a busy Intersection in Footscray
The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading one of Footscray’s busiest intersections to improve safety and make it easier for road...
News | 21 April
Boosting Safety on Local Council Roads
The Andrews Labor Government is helping local governments across Victoria deliver road safety improvements to council-managed roads, intersections and precincts....
News | 20 April
Queenscliff Ferry Terminal Opens
The multi-million Queenscliff Ferry Terminal has officially opened, offering passengers a world class gateway to Geelong, the Bellarine and the...
News | 11 April
125 Council Bridges and Culverts to recieve Funded Heavy Vehicle Assessments
One hundred and twenty-five bridges and culverts in 33 different councils will receivefunded engineering assessments as part of the National...
News | 04 April
WorkSafe Construction Guidance
WorkSafe has published two important Guidance Documents that are directly relevant to the Civil Construction Industry. Undertaking work near underground...
News | 28 March
MEDIA RELEASE – Pathways Program
March 28, 2023 Civil Contractors Federation Victoria launches new Careers Pathway program targeting women and First Nations people for careers...
News | 27 March
CCF Victoria – People & Training Awards 2023
The 2023 CCF Victoria – People & Training Awards are just around the corner. These awards acknowledge outstanding achievements in...
News | 24 March
The Pathways program is a newly developed initiative by CCF Victoria, funded by the Victorian State Government through a recently...
News | 23 March
Respirable Crystalline Silica
Crystalline Silica is in the headlines as an emerging issue. Silicosis, caused by inhalation of Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) is...
News | 16 March
Progress Continues on Pakenham Level Crossing Removals
The progress on the removal of three hazardous and congested level crossings in Pakenham, along with the expansion of the...
News | 14 March
Onetrak celebrates 15 years in Victoria
Onetrak is the Australian dealer for major brands Tigercat, Hidromek, Striker, Anaconda, Fuchs and Dressta. The company has locations in...
News | 10 March
Commonwealth Games Village Another Step Closer!
The Andrews Labor Government of Victoria has taken a significant step towards delivering the Commonwealth Games villages across regional Victoria...
News | 01 March
2023 CCF Victoria Earth Awards – Nominations Now Open!
Entries to this year’s Earth Awards are now open. Don’t miss the opportunity to enter your project! Once again, the...
News | 24 February
Saving workers from Silicosis
CCF VICTORIA SAFETY ALERT CCF supports banning the use of engineered stone and implementation of appropriate safety of other silicosis...
News | 07 February
Key Freight Highways Receive the New Year touch
The Andrews Labor Government’s summertime works blitz will involve significant road rebuilding projects on two major freight routes in Victoria’s...
News | 01 February
Repair Blitz Hitting New Heights On The Great Alpine Road
One of Victoria’s key tourism routes is undergoing major works thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s emergency road repair blitz....
News | 30 January
Full Steam Ahead on Metro Tunnel Testing
The Andrews Labor Government’s Metro Tunnel Project is powering ahead towards its all-important train testing milestone, with brand-new platform screen...
News | 30 January
Guide to undertaking work near underground services
Manage hazards and risks of working near underground services There is a new guidebook which has been produced by WorkSafe...
News | 23 January
Continuing On The Road To Recovery
More of Victoria’s flood-ravaged roads are set to undergo large-scale repairs thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $165 million emergency...
News | 18 December
Infrastructure Australia Board appointments – Media Release
18 December 2022 The Hon Catherine King MP – Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, RegionalDevelopment and Local Government The Albanese Government...
News | 16 December
UDIA calls for settlement strategy to address skilled labour shortages
UDIA National Media Release – Friday 16 December 2022 One year ago, UDIA National called for a robust population plan...
News | 14 December
IA’s Market Capacity Report identifies priority next steps on the infrastructure reform road
CCF Media Release – Wednesday 14th December 2022 “Infrastructure Australia’s Infrastructure Market Capacity 2022 Report provides compelling evidence of the...
News | 13 December
Commonwealth Games Villages mean more jobs for civil in regional Victoria
Civil opportunities for Commonwealth Games – REGISTER NOW The Commonwealth Games are coming to Victoria and will run from 17-29...
News | 12 December
Job Opportunity – Trainer and Assessor, Civil Construction Industry
CCF Victoria have an amazing opportunity for a trainer & assessor to join our training team to support the training...
News | 06 December
Big Build Heats Up In Regional Victoria
VIC GOV Media Release – Tuesday 6th December 2022 Victoria’s Big Build will heat up over summer, with major works...
News | 02 December
Secure Jobs, Better Pay has become law and represents the biggest change to our workplace laws in over two decades
The bill has now passed and these changes will have an impact, and we want you to be ready for them. Please...
News | 30 September
Positive Plans Positive Futures – Forum Plus NEW Mental Health Training Waitlist
On Thursday 15th of September 2022 we held a mental health forum in Geelong to conclude our Positive Plans Positive Futures...