As an employer of over 180 staff from Victoria’s south-west, we’re proud to announce Symal as a new member of the G21 Geelong Region Alliance and its initiative, GROW and the Geelong Manufacturing Council, supporting regional economic growth.
GROW supports the delivery of projects that benefit the region and aims to increase local procurement among participating organisations.
As a member of G21, we look forward to playing a role in the sustainable development of the G21 region, providing much needed jobs.
Our connection with the local community, suppliers and subcontractors in the Geelong area is well established having previously delivered large projects such as Avalon Airport, Geelong Bacchus Marsh Road, The Surf Coast Hwy, Deakin University, and currently, the Youth Justice Redevelopment and Chisholm Road Prison projects.
In June this year, we were awarded the contract with John Holland to undertake works on the prison project in Lara for the Department of Justice. The project is expected to deliver $173 million to the Greater Geelong region, providing more than 900 direct jobs and several hundred indirect jobs during the construction phase, including the employment of 21% of Symal employees who live within a 30km radius of the project.
Wamarra also successfully secured construction subcontractor works on the prison project, providing 120,000 hours of work for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers.
Supported by our partners, we’re committed to the prison project’s target of employing and retaining disadvantaged workers from areas as identified by GROW.
Plans to further develop and expand our infrastructure and structures capability in the region were also cemented this year with the opening of our new Geelong office in Mackey St.
“We’re committed to maintaining a people-focused culture and support our employees who live and work on projects in the Geelong region.” Says Symal CEO Nabeel Sadaka.
“We look forward to providing more resources and employment opportunities that further establishes Symal’s reputation as a contractor and employer of choice in south-west Victoria.”