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Moorebank Intermodal Company (MIC) and Qube Holdings have kickstarted the delivery of thousands of new jobs for southwest Sydney with the initial meetings of the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Workforce Advisory Group (MITWAG).
The focus of the advisory group will be identifying and addressing skill shortages and education and training needs that will enable the local people to capitalise on the significant opportunities generated by the development and operation of Moorebank Logistics Park.
“Moorebank Intermodal Company has been working closely with Australian Industry Standards to ensure appropriate training is available locally to assist southwest Sydney residents to be job-ready,” said MIC CEO, Ian Hunt.
“Moorebank Logistics Park will create a range of exciting job opportunities that will require a number of different skillsets and qualifications. The establishment of this Advisory Group is about ensuring the local community have access to the education and training they need to fulfil these roles.”
“Australian Industry Standards is delighted to be involved in the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Workforce Advisory Group,” said AIS Chair, Laurie D’Apice.
“We are working closely with the Advisory Group, MIC, Qube and the community to ensure this exciting development is a success and the full benefits of Moorebank Logistics Park are delivered for southwest Sydney.”
Over 1,300 jobs are expected to be created during construction of Moorebank Logistics Park and a Deloitte Employment Forecast Report found that, once operations are at full capacity, the site will employ approximately 6,800 people.
A key part of Moorebank Intermodal Company’s ongoing role in the development of Moorebank Logistics Park is to ensure the local community benefits from these significant job opportunities.
Membership of the group includes representatives from state government, local councils, chambers of commerce, industry and tertiary educational institutions, who together can contribute their understanding of the industry, the local community, educational offerings and skill needs. As businesses take up tenancy in Moorebank Logistics Park, they will be given the opportunity of participating in the advisory group.
The Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Advisory Group has met several times since its first meeting in May this year and will continue to meet on a regular basis as the development progresses.