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Before we move in to our usual round up, 5 members of the CGC team recently turned out for the annual JP Morgan Chase in Sydney’s Centennial Park in an effort to raise funds for a spinal injuries charity. In what was an eagerly anticipated internal battle Nick (24.09) narrowly outpaced James (25.03) to come home first whilst the two David’s, Hope (27.26) and Cox (31.11) recorded respectable finishes over the 5.6km course. Ken having recently returned from injury put in a stellar effort and will no doubt be leading the charge next year. It was a fantastic and well organised event which raised funds for a very worthwhile cause close to our hearts.

Back to some industry insights…

Over the last month business has been spread across multiple sectors with some clients keen to embed staff prior to the Christmas shutdown whilst other organisations have opted to bring on board contact options to assist with impeding project deadlines. Particular hotspots have focussed on the building and infrastructure sectors in QLD, the M+E markets in NSW and the building services sector in Sydney. With senior level placements made within the ESD consulting, building and mechanical contracting markets, some clients are utilising this period to put in place strategic plans for early next year.

Elsewhere in the transport sector, the road and rail construction markets are heavily geared towards soon to be announced projects and large scale tenders such as the N/W Rail Link (tunnels) and Pacific Highway upgrades (RMS). Generally speaking the outlook is positive locally in NSW with attention turning towards traditional government funded infrastructure. The outlook in the resources sectors is somewhat more conservative whilst funding and environmental approvals are awaited on some key projects.

It is expected that salaries will remain steady in the coming months as organisations get to grips with the movement of staff from the resources states, the changes to LAFHA and upcoming project approvals. All in all however, there is reason for optimism and the new year should present some interesting challenges, but also opportunities within the engineering and construction sectors.

Back at CGC we are putting in place some major improvements to our existing infrastructure including an upgrade to our website and social media branding so watch this space!

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