The Grifffith Base Hospital Redevelopment has supported a range of efforts to raise awareness about the benefits of greater gender diversity and career opportunities in the construction industry. This includes the NSW Government's 'Hard Work Knows No Gender' and 'Girls Can Too' initiatives and promoting the careers and employment pathways of women currently engaged on the project through contractor, ADCO. 

Hard Work Knows No Gender

We are proud to support the NSW Government’s Women In Construction initiatives, including the Hard Work Knows No Gender campaign, which seeks to raise awareness and promote the benefits of greater gender diversity in construction trade and non-traditional roles, such as a plumbing, electrics, carpentry, engineering and project management.

The campaign is rolling out across construction sites in NSW with hospital redevelopment projects, including Griffith playing a lead role. Griffith Base Hospital Redevelopment is also one of six Health Infrastructure projects participating in the NSW Government’s Women in Construction-focused Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program, which includes embedding project officers on site to help attract, upskill and retain women in the construction industry.

Read more about the talented women working on the project:

Case study: Camille Cotton

Case study: Maria Malvicini

Case study: Emma Fabre


Department of Education - Girls Can Too

Students from Murrumbidgee High (Griffith site), Marian Catholic College and St Francis College Leeton saw firsthand what it’s like to work in a trade role when they visited the Griffith Base Hospital Redevelopment site in May 2024. The visit was an opportunity for the Year 9 & 10 girls to watch electricians, plasterers, glazers, flooring technicians, plumbers, engineers, project managers and others in action, as they work together to construct the new hospital.

We were excited to welcome the girls and support the Department of Education’s ‘Girls Can Too’ initiative, which fosters career pathways in areas where our region needs future workforce development. We look forward to seeing more women working in the construction industry in the coming years.

ADCO Constructions - Champions for women in construction

Working with building contractor ADCO Constructions, there are some very talented women playing a significant role in delivering one of the most important infrastructure projects in Griffith. Growing the number of women working in construction sites contributes to building a talented, diverse, and inclusive work environment for all employees.

Read more: News article (Area News, Griffith)
Read more: Media Release