The project is being delivered with an unprecedented focus on delivering benefits to the community and a commitment to bring meaningful and measurable change to the communities surrounding this major construction project.
Members of the project team took time away from the construction site at the end of February and were joined by 42 attendees from a range of the supply chain, partners in the local community and third sector organisations at the inaugural Community Benefits Conference for the A9 Dualling: Luncarty to Pass of Birnam project held at Perth Concert Hall.
The conference celebrated the successes delivered through the project across several areas during 2019, which included: jobs and training, school and further education engagement, and community engagement.
In addition to building this important infrastructure project, our aim is to provide a legacy for future generations following the construction phase. This involves maximising employment and work placement opportunities on site and investing in skills and training to support young people currently at school, colleges and universities, to encourage careers using science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The conference celebrated the tremendous achievements of the project to date and looked at how we can build on these successes with the help of our partners as we embark on the final year of construction.
Already, the benefits of the conference are being seen as we see partnerships emerging between local organisations and our supply chain, which are delivering positive outcomes for the community.
Entry submitted by Balfour Beatty.