Two construction workers stands on-site for McConnell Dowell
To strengthen the evidence base for adoption, the Culture Standard is now being piloted across jurisdictions and a range of project and contract types.

The pilot program seeks to assess the benefits of reduced work hours, flexibility and access to mental health, wellness and leadership training on productivity, capacity and retention rates.

NSW pilots

School Infrastructure NSW, Wentworth Point New High School

Contract not yet awarded

A new high school is being developed to cater for the growing population in Wentworth Point, Sydney Olympic Park and Concord West.

The high school will have flexible teaching and learning spaces for approximately 1,500 students as well as a multipurpose hall for sports and performance, outdoor spaces including landscaped recreation areas, games courts, and canteen facilities.

An artist's impression of a new school building.
Wentworth Point New High School
An artist's impression of a new school building, with students walking underneath a balcony area, and a large staircase in the background.
Wentworth Point New High School

Transport for NSW, Mulgoa Road Upgrade Project Stage 1

Contract not yet awarded

The Australian and NSW Governments are upgrading Mulgoa Road at Jamisontown between Jeanette Street and Blaikie Road from two to three lanes in each direction and the M4 Motorway off ramps. The project has been designed to support current and future traffic demands of this growing region of Western Sydney.

Aerial view of the intersection of two major roads, with a flyover and on-ramps.
Aerial view of Mulgoa Road and M4 Motorway intersection

NSW Government Infrastructure Traineeship

The NSW Government Infrastructure Traineeship commenced in 2021 and creates employment and training opportunities for Year 12 school leavers.  While studying a Cert IV qualification, trainees complete 8-month rotations with Government and Industry to get broad exposure to the infrastructure industry.  The office-based roles attract females, first nations and regional youth and provide unique insight into the culture of the industry from their view.

Three people in yellow hi-vis vests stand on a building site, where a several multi-storey buildings are being constructed. One man is pointing.

Victoria pilots

Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road Upgrade

Contractor: McConnell Dowell

The Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road Upgrade is part of $2.27 billion of suburban road upgrades. The works will add an extra lane in each direction between Thompsons Road and the South Gippsland Highway to improve traffic flow, travel times and safety.

Six workers in hi-vis vests and hard hats stand in front of an excavator.

Brunt Road Level Crossing Removal Project

Contractor: Fulton Hogan

Communities in Beaconsfield and Officer will soon benefit from an elevated road bridge at Brunt Road, removing the dangerous and congested level crossing and boosting safety in Melbourne’s south east.

Removing this level crossing will improve safety, reduce congestion and allow more trains to run, more often.  The boom gates at Brunt Road are down for up to 20% of the morning peak, when 24 trains run through the crossing, causing significant traffic delays for the 8400 vehicles that use the crossing each day.

A shared use path and separate pedestrian path along the road bridge will provide new local connections for the growing community.  The boom gates will be gone for good in 2025, when the Pakenham Line will become level crossing-free.