Northern Connector creating opportunities
The Northern Connector project will focus on delivering economic benefits to the local South Australian community including creating 480 full-time equivalent jobs each year during construction.
- At least 50% of all jobs to be filled by northern suburbs residents.
- At least 90% of on-site labour hours to be undertaken by South Australians.
- At least 20% of all on-site labour hours to be undertaken by ex-automotive industry workers, Aboriginal people, people facing barriers to employment and trainees and apprentices.
The Australian Government has committed $708 million to the project, with $177 million from the South Australian Government.
Major contractor Lendlease have established – an employment, skills and training centre to help northern job seekers secure some of the 480 jobs a year on average on the project.
is a one-stop shop for vocational education and training, and other service providers to meet on-site with industry partners, subcontractors and workers.
A dedicated ‘Employment Development Team’ has been established to work closely with the Northern Connector Jobs Task Force to maximise opportunities for local workers.