Laing O’Rourke appointed Managing Contractor partner to deliver Suburban Rail Loop East


Laing O’Rourke was officially awarded the circa $500million Initial Works and Early Works package for Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) East – Cheltenham to Box Hill in Melbourne.

We are delighted the Victorian Government and the Suburban Rail Loop Authority have chosen to trust us to be their Managing Contractor partner. We will be the first major partner to hit the ground and we know how important it is to build a positive reputation for our client and deliver great social and community outcomes.

We were ambitious in our bid, committing to 14 per cent of the deemed project hours to be worked by apprentices, trainees or cadets – well exceeding the Victorian Government’s 10 per cent target. We did this because we know how critical it is for industry to upskill workers to meet the unprecedented pipeline of work in Victoria.

To reach this target, we intend to partner with She Works, Brotherhood of St. Laurence and CareerSeekers to particularly support people facing barriers to employment. In addition, we will leverage our national partnership with CareerTrackers to provide internship opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Click through to the Premier’s press release for more detail.

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“Laing O’Rourke is delighted to partner with the Victorian Government to deliver the SRL Initial Works and Early Works. As well as clearing the way for the main works, we will also provide new opportunities for Victorians to be involved in this city-shaping project and we appreciate the trust placed in us to deliver great outcomes for the community.”

Cathal O’Rourke Managing Director