Engineers Australia Launches Covid-19 Recovery Plan
Engineers Australia has issued a clarion call to protect the infrastructure industry, today releasing a nine-point plan containing measures to protect the community and future of the sector from Covid-19 related impacts.
In the comprehensive agenda of requests, an emphasis on maintenance of infrastructure assets, more effective procurement and contracting processes and renewed emphasis on ‘shovel-ready’ projects sit alongside calls for JobKeeper payments to be extended to councils and greater support for cultural services.
“COVID-19 has challenged all nations, all industries and every profession. Encouragingly, it has been experts in all fields of endeavour that governments and communities have turned to for advice and solutions,” said Engineers Australia CEO, Dr Bronwyn Evans.
“Engineers have been part of the healthcare response and are also ready to bring their expertise to bear in support of Australia’s efforts to achieve widespread economic recovery. This nine-point plan sets out key criteria for success.”
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