A Tale of Three Regions - By Adrian Smith

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A tale of three regions
Regional Engineering – Building the
Prosperity of our State
Adrian Smith, Regional Director Minerals & Metals
WorleyParsons, Australia West
Engineers Australia CELM Regional Conference
Queensland Activity
WA Activity
Two regional hubs of activity:
 Southwest WA
 Pilbara
Social Issues
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Accommodation constraints
 Stressed public infrastructure
 Lack of public services
 Increased costs
Non-booming Industry Issues
Labour cost pressures
Material cost pressures
Solutions Under Trial
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Retention
 Attraction
 Reducing overall labour costs and addressing shortage
 Reducing material/fabrication costs
Retention/Attraction
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Lifestyle
Work/life balance
Employment stability
Sport/outdoors or young family
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Reducing Costs
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Less site time
Prioritise projects
Offshore engineering
Offshore fabrication/sourcing
WA Parallels
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Non-booming industries
Proximity to ports
Lifestyle
What could work?
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Mix of workshare and local resources
Offshore fabrication & sourcing
Project prioritisation tools
Thank You
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Questions?

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