May 2018 – Vic Infrastructure Update

The Infrastructure marketplace in Victoria is bustling with activity and opportunities. Major projects such as the Metro Tunnel, Westgate Tunnel, Southern Program Alliance and Melbourne’s third runway, continue to ramp up whilst new projects enter the fray. But when we dig deeper into the industry, we are in uncharted territory in terms of current works in hand and also upcoming projects.

  • The recent state budget offered just over $9 billion funding of projects, including $4.3bn for regional  roads, $1.9bn for rail, $2.2bn for roads in North/South-East and $704m for regional transport projects.
  • The federal budget allocated a $7.8 billion dollars of funding for road and rail projects with highlights including injecting funds into North-East link and two new rail lines.

Never has the Infrastructure industry in Victoria looked so good, but the challenge for all, will be the acquisition of staff/labour, retaining existing staff and managing the major growth in salary packages. Already we are seeing huge increases in salary and scarcity of talent.

Having been at the forefront of the recruitment sector for infrastructure for 20 years, Talent Associates are very well positioned to keep you informed of new talent to the marketplace and keep you abreast of the latest trends. We partner with clients, don’t scatter-gun resumes and more importantly work with industry/employers/candidates to secure great outcomes.



Senior Urban Planner

Senior Urban Planner

  • Newly created role in North Melbourne
  • Values: Persistent, polished, professional, creative and daring.
  • Immediate Commencement Available

Glossop Town Planning is an experienced inner city town planning practice that is exclusively focussed on town planning services in Victoria. A full service town planning firm, Glossop Town Planning operate across a number of specialist area’s including; planning feasibility/pre-purchase advice, preparing/lodging applications for planning permits or planning scheme amendments, project facilitation, planning training and expert evidence/advocacy services.

An opportunity has just arisen for an experienced planner to join their highly respected team, with competencies sought including;

  • Excellent research and report writing skills
  • A friendly positive attitude and professional manner
  • Tertiary qualification in Planning
  • A strong industry profile in Victoria
  • Good client networks & relationships
  • A quality not quantity focus

 Additionally we are seeking candidates with strong Victorian experience who have good knowledge of the Planning and Environment Act and The Victorian Planning Provisions. If you have VCAT advocacy experience, this would be a major plus. This role suits someone looking to join a business that offers genuine career opportunity and a potential to progress toward an Associate position.

Please call Leigh Rowbottom from Talent Associates for a confidential discussion on 1300 363 445 or email your resume to to apply for the role.

Merry Christmas Everyone!


Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wishing everyone a great Christmas and that 2014 is a cracking year for all!

Thanks to everyone for supporting Talent Associates in our first year of operation and we look forward to working with you again in the New Year.