CCF WA Contractor membership ensures your business is part of the industry's united voice on civil contracting matters. When we speak with one voice, we are heard.
CCF WA's 2021-2022 Activity Report summarises key activities and outcomes achieved in 2021/22, performing our role of representing, informing and connecting the Western Australian civil construction industry. Download the Activity Report here.
Some of our achievements in 2021/22 were:
- CCF WA secured significant amendments to a new WA-specific WHS Regulation requiring all excavator operators performing lifting tasks to possess a crane operator licence. The regulator has granted a 2-year transition period and reduced the scope of the licensing requirement.
- We achieved apprenticeship status for the Certificate III in Civil Construction, Plant Operations, and Trenchless Technology. The immediate benefits of this include a payroll tax exemption for employers and increased funding for RTOs; longer-term, it will greatly improve the perception of trade-level careers in civil.
- We successfully advocated for ‘existing worker’ funding for the Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision, saving employers thousands of dollars on training fees.
- We provided accurate and timely advice to Industry on complying with Public Health Directions.
- We secured clarification from the Chief Health Officer that all civil construction works were to be regarded as ‘essential’ for the purposes of the Critical Worker Directions.
- We secured emergency measures to address recent unprecedented cost escalation in construction contracts.
- We delivered our first Women in Civil Mentoring Program.
- We launched significant new member benefits such as discounted fees on bank guarantees, and free access to a wide range of template HSEQ policies and forms.
Representation and Advocacy
CCF WA works closely with state and local governments, and key private sector clients, to address key issues and improve the operating environment for members. We have strong networks and access to key decision makers at major infrastructure delivery agencies.
Our advocacy to government is focused on:
- Increasing opportunities for civil contractors by promoting the benefits of infrastructure investment
- Promoting sustainable procurement policies that ensure opportunities for contractors of all sizes
- Reducing red tape in the form of excessive government regulation, onerous contracts and pre qualifications
- Ensuring a ‘fair go’ for all contractors through open and transparent tendering and procurement
CCF WA is committed to ensuring the civil construction industry is professionally represented. It does this by:
- Consulting with members to understand the key issues affecting the industry, and developing policies on these issues.
- Representing the industry on government and industry panels and working groups and responding to government reviews/inquiries.
- Advocating on behalf of the civil construction industry directly to all levels of government through various channels on a range of issues.
- Promoting our vision of a strong, fair and sustainable civil construction sector to the community and industry stakeholders.
- Being the ‘voice of the industry’ through media and social media channels and through our own publications.
Information and News
Through our fortnightly e-news, CCF WA keeps members up to date with the latest information on a wide variety of relevant issues including government policies and regulations, industrial relations and Fair Work changes, safety, workers’ compensation, tenders and contracts, prequalifications, regulations, training including funding programs, general industry news – anything we believe will be useful to members.
Our quarterly magazine, CCF BULLETIN, contains news, policy updates, expert opinion pieces from associate members, interviews with key industry stakeholders, project profiles, event coverage and more. We also encourage members to share their company news and events with the industry via our publications.
Resources and Expertise
Need help with compliance requirements or interpreting legislation, regulations, tender documents, contracts? CCF WA is just a phone call away. If we can’t help you, we will connect you with the experts who can – and we may be able to cover the cost of the consultation.
CCF WA has partnerships with a range of organisations that support the civil construction industry, including workplace relationships experts, lawyers, compliance experts, finance and insurance specialists and other consultants. Thanks to our network of experts and in-house knowledge of the industry, the answer to that tricky question is usually just a phone call away.
CCF WA members also receive exclusive Member Offers: member-only promotions and discounts from associate members.Member Offers
CCF WA’s Jandakot Skill Centre has first-class facilities for the professional delivery of a variety of events, such as meetings or in-house training. CCF WA members enjoy a 50 per cent discount on room hire.
Events and Awards
CCF WA’s events are designed to entertain, inform and provide networking opportunities for members. From our Industry Roundtables, which give members close access to key government decision-makers, to our Gala Dinners and Golf Days, there is an event to suit you.
Our two major awards programs, the Earth Awards (for projects) and the Industry & Training Awards (for individuals and companies) are popular with members and well-respected in the broader industry.
A Message from the CEO
Thank you for considering CCF WA membership. I hope you will join around 200 Western Australian civil contractors and suppliers to the industry, each of them committed to CCF WA’s vision of a strong, fair and sustainable civil construction industry.
Our membership covers the spectrum from publicly listed companies and household names to contractors just starting on the road to success. We strive to be valuable and relevant to all members, regardless of size and experience. This flyer captures a sense of the wide scope of our member services.
From an advocacy perspective, every additional CCF WA member is valuable as each makes our voice as an industry body that little bit stronger. The larger our numbers, the greater authority we have with government and the more we can do for the industry. CCF WA is regarded within government as the “go-to” body for civil construction issues, and your membership will help reinforce that view. As a member, you will also benefit directly from our strong relationships and influence within infrastructure procurement agencies.
Chief Executive Officer, CCF WA
All Contractor Memberships are for the financial year ending June 30 – a pro-rata membership fee is charged if joining during the financial year.
To enquire about Contractor Membership, please send us an email via the link below.
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