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Civil Contractors Federation Tasmania Branch (CCF TAS) is the Member based, employer association that represents and promotes the interests of civil contractors in Tasmania. It operates within a federation that has branches in every state and territory, as well as a National Office.

Nationally, CCF represents nearly 2000 Members, who in turn work in an industry of some 350,000 people. Of those Members, CCF Tasmania currently represents over 100 contractor and associate Members. CCF Members are involved in a variety of projects and activities including the development and maintenance of civil infrastructure such as roads, bridges, dams, wharves and commercial and housing land development.

As the Tasmanian Branch of CCF, we actively work with government and industry within Tasmania, to address key issues and improve the operating environment for its Members. We also contribute to national policies and advocacy activities to ensure Tasmania is appropriately represented at a national level.

Here is a quick wrap up of the 2015-2016 year for CCF and its members:

  1. Contractor’s Breakfasts: 193 people attended six breakfasts hosted by CCF in Launceston and Hobart. Presenters spoke on topics including government support for civil contracting businesses, the Northern Cities Development Initiative including the proposed relocation of Launceston’s UTAS campus, Macquarie Point, and workforce literacy support.
  2. President’s and Women In Civil Lunches: The inaugural CCF President’s Lunch was held in December 2015, and inaugural CCF Women In Civil Lunch will be held on the 3rd of June 2016
  3. Training: Changes in competency assessment standards have meant that we have been unable to provide basic traffic control training this year. However, we are working hard with other CCF branches to deliver a range of courses in the coming year.
  4. TCCI Partnership: CCF’s members now enjoy benefits such as free access to Workplace Relations and OH&S specialists and discounts to events and training.
  5. Find A Contractor: CCF’s members are now provided with complimentary online promotion in our Find A Contractor directory http://www.ccftas.com.au/contact/find-a-contractor
  6. Training Portal Development: Funded by a state government grant, development is well underway for a portal which will allow members to book and request training online with training providers across the state
  7. Employee Skills Management System: We have just been advised that we have also received a grant to develop an employee skills management tool to help CCF members keep track of their workforce’s skills and competencies.
  8. Advocacy: CCF has been working closely with the state government and government departments on issues such as supporting local businesses, road works safety awareness and supporting infrastructure investment.
  9. Earth Awards Categories: The awards on the 29th of July 2016 will feature new categories – “Equipment Operator of the Year”, “Commitment to Training and Skills Development (Employer)”, “Owner/ Operator of the Year”, “Small Civil Contractor – North, East and North-West”, “Small Civil Contractor – South” and “Trainee of the Year”. It is free to nominate and entry forms are attached. Winners of all categories this year will be presented with a plaque. More information can be found at http://www.ccftas.com.au/awards
  10. National Summit: This year’s National CCF event will take the form of a one day summit in Canberra on the 13th of October, followed by the National Earth Awards held that evening.

Don’t forget this year’s Earth Awards, which is our annual dinner and celebration of the industry’s achievements, are on the 29th of July 2016!