Paynters is Leading The Way for Women in Construction

Media ReleaseNews
April 22, 2016

No truer words were spoken today from the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull. Paynters is allowing women to forge successful careers in the building industry, unlocking extra support with the launch of Master Builders’ Advancing Women in Building and Construction Program.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Minister for Women Michalia Cash were at the Paynters Jimbelunga site today to speak with many of Paynters’ female employees. Ms Cash and Mr Turnbull spoke to each employee about their roles, their background and the industry’s approach to Women in Construction.

The Prime Minister said the Advancing Women in Building and Construction Program would not only help women in a traditionally male-dominated field, but highlight other problems plaguing the industry. “One of the important elements too, is ensuring the rule of law prevails in the construction sector,” said Mr Turnbull.

General Manager and Director of Paynters, Brett Johnston mentions that “it’s important that we promote harmony in the workplace and having strong, clear legislation which promotes cultural change as we do here with women in our business”.

With a growing number of women in Senior Management positions and within project teams, Paynters is certainly an industry leader. A positive and diverse work culture is vital and Paynters is certainly doing their part to create that gender balance within Construction.