During the AFR Property Summit yesterday, Roberts Co chief executive Alison Mirams said finding enough construction workers to meet demand would be challenging without “very dramatic” changes in the way the industry operates.
“You’re not going to get it through immigration that quickly, so we need to be smart about how we build.”
“We are a very unattractive industry when you look from the outside in. Long working hours, very male, very high divorce rate, very high suicide rate. We need to address those things so that we have a sustainable industry long term.” Alison Mirams, CEO, Roberts Co.
Read the full article by Michael Read in The Australian Financial Review at this link.