MAPT creates more jobs for local apprentices, trainees, and cadets

The Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation (MAPT) project is supporting apprentices, cadets, and construction workers to kick start their careers with hands-on experience working on the city-shaping project.
MAPT is transforming the city and Southbank, delivering The Fox: NGV Contemporary – a new gallery dedicated to contemporary art and design, significant upgrades to Arts Centre Melbourne’s Theatres Building under the Spire, and a new 18,000 square metre urban garden that will introduce additional green space in the precinct. Through these extensive works, the capital project is supporting Victoria’s growing workforce creating new jobs for local workers, apprentices, trainees, and cadets.
To date, 30 new roles for cadets and apprentices have been created across the project, with contractors already exceeding their required apprentice hours. Over the lifetime of the project more than 11,000 new jobs are being created from carpentry, demolition to flooring, fire services and project management.
The Hon. Colin Brooks Minister for Development Victoria, Precincts and Creative Industries, The Hon. Natalie Hutchins Minister for Jobs and Industry, and Nina Taylor MP, Member for Albert Park recently toured the new conservation hub at NGV International and met some of the local apprentices and workers who are contributing to the major infrastructure project.
Minister for Creative Industries and Minister for Development Victoria Colin Brooks said, “Our creative industry is the heart of our community – that’s why we’re backing local workers to build this epic home of fine art, culture, and creativity.”
Along with building a practical skillset and nurturing a growing workforce, these apprentices, trainees, and cadets have the opportunity to play a part in the once-in-a-generation transformation of the Melbourne Arts Precinct.
Director and CEO of MAP Co Katrina Sedgwick said “This ambitious project extends into nurturing talent and fostering a vibrant community of creativity. As the project progresses, we’re seeing first-hand the profound impact it is having on our city’s cultural identity and its economic vitality.”

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