Throughout FY20, Lendlease ACT successfully delivered all its projects without any critical incidents. This was only made possible through the hard work and uncompromising commitment of our employees who design and deliver our projects safely. Given most of our projects have been delivered in live environments, these achievements are particularly significant .
With each new Lendlease project, we create roles and opportunities for increasing diversity and upskilling our workforce. As part of this commitment, we provide our female employees with a supportive space to grow and develop their knowledge and skills in the construction industry.
we believe we know that gender balance contributes to a supportive and
constructive culture. SHAPE has had a dedicated focus on gender equality since
the inception of the Women @ SHAPE program in 2011. The program works with the
support of the Senior Leadership team to make a real difference in tackling
gender inequality in the construction industry.
Ginninderry’s SPARK program continues to create opportunities for women in the construction industry. After helping to create some 1008 training places, 394 jobs and over 360 work experience opportunities for local people, Ginninderry SPARK’s program continues to expand and encourage more women to work in the construction sector.
Lisa Goodisson is one of the Women in Civil Construction program’s success stories, who is thriving in her role as a construction labourer at Guideline ACT. Having worked in health and welfare for almost 30 years she was ready for a change but did not really know how to go about finding a new career.
Sarah is Associate and Quality Assurance Systems Manager for Clarke Keller Architects. The ACT’s largest all female-owned architectural practice, Clarke Keller specialises in education, sport and recreation, workplace and living projects. Last year Sarah took home NAWIC’s Innovation in the Construction Industry Award for her work in quality assurance.
As a mother of two boys, aged six and eight, Sarah’s working week is full time at senior level management. Sarah says quality assurance processes and systems allow people to work flexibly. “I can come into work after school drop off, and I can begin knowing that all my systems are set, to get on with the creative side of things”.
Ainslie and Charmaine have been working for Quay Building Group for over a year and have continually shown their interest in further developing their skills and knowledge in the construction industry. The girls had begun working at Quay as Administrators and continued to develop their skills further.
Upon recognising their eagerness to learn more, we opted to send them both on a course to complete their Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety, where they have advanced their knowledge even further within the industry. Both Charmaine and Ainslie are now Work Health and Safety officers on a variety of our sites in Canberra and are continuing to develop their skills and knowledge in the industry every day.