The influential Civil Contractors Federation of SA (CCF SA) today welcomed the appointment of Mr. Corey Wingard as SA’s new Transport and Infrastructure Minister.
“We see this appointment as the opportunity for a refresh and review of the approach taken to transport and infrastructure projects in South Australia,” Civil Contractors Federation of SA Chief Executive Officer, Mr Phil Sutherland, said today.
“As the peak body representing the companies and other businesses involved in most public and private construction projects in South Australia, the new Minister can be assured of our support and availability to him to provide high level industry guidance best able to inform his decision making.
“As the State’s civil engineering expertise lies within the membership of the Civil Contractors Federation, civil contractors of all sizes are ready, willing and available to work with Minister Wingard in building South Australia and supporting the pandemic recovery through public investment in infrastructure.
“We look forward to an early meeting with Minister Wingard to discuss the priority projects for South Australia, and how best these can be brought to fruition.
“The CCF (SA) does call on the Minister to ensure industry has visibility on the pipeline of government projects so that companies can gear up to bring the Government’s vision for South Australia to a reality.
“We are confident that the new Minister will see that a high sense of urgency is required in bringing government projects to the market during this difficult time in order to create jobs and provide economic stimulus.
“Doubtless Minister Wingard understands the proven job creating capacity and economic stimulus possible from public and private investment in transport and other infrastructure.”