The industry event was held at The Hobart Function and Conference Centre and 160 electrical contractors and representatives from companies associated with the electrical industry attended.
Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings addressed leading electrical contractors and representatives from companies associated with the electrical industry and from NECA. The Premier spoke about the important role of electrical contractors to construction and domestic projects.
Other key guests at the luncheon included Tasmanian Minister for Infrastructure Mr David O'Byrne, federal Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations the Hon Eric Abetz and Clipsal Australia Executive General Manager Mr Damien Cummins. A number of former NECA State Presidents and NECA life members were also present.
President of NECA Tasmania, Mr Jim Heerey, said the electrical and communications contracting industry is growing rapidly in Tasmania and it is beneficial for electrical contractors to hear from both state and federal politicians on issues affecting the industry.
“There are so many issues affecting the industry including the roll-out of the National Broadband Network, national licensing, harmonisation of workplace health and safety laws and the new Fair Work Act," Mr Heerey said.
"Today’s event has provided an opportunity for the electrical industry to discuss these issues with key decision makers.
“I’d like to thank the Premier and other guests for attending today and giving Tasmanian electrical contractors their support during a period of growth.”
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