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An Industry where everyone thrives

9 March 2023


The Victorian Construction Industry – a workplace for everyone

In 2019 the Victorian Government launched the Women in Construction Strategy to increase women’s participation in trade and semi-skilled roles. It has a four-year work program with key initiatives around attracting, recruiting and retaining more women in the workforce.

​​There is still important work to be done around creating greater respect in workplaces where safety, inclusiveness and wellbeing are paramount. As such, the Respect Code was launched in 2022 to build an industry where everyone thrives.​

Respect is a fundamental right of every woman in the building industry

The Respect Code is the centrepiece of the women in construction strategy and provides the foundation for a safe and inclusive industry.

To make this a reality and bring about lasting change, an industry summit has been planned for March 2023. 

The summit will enable diverse voices to work together to design a more inclusive and respectful future where everyone thrives.

Why attend the Building Respect Together Summit?

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Lead the future for a better construction industry

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Be part of creating a great future for women ​

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Have your voice heard and share your views 

The summit participants will generate ideas to create respectful workplaces.

The summit will generate a wave of momentum for industry change.

The summit work will go directly back into workplaces.​

Who should attend?

A cross-section of the industry and a diverse mix of voices such as:

  • People that are already committed to gender diversity 

  • Leaders that are responsible for creating safe and respectful

  • On-site workers and subcontractors

  • Gender, cultural, age and role diversity

How can I attend?

LIVE - In Person 

If you live in Melbourne and can attend in person on 9 March 2023, you can register to attend the live event and experience an exciting day collaborating with old and new friends.

VIRTUAL – Online 

If you can’t attend live in person, you can still attend via a virtual platform that integrates with the live event and allows you to take part in this industry changing event.

*Tickets to the Summit are free of charge and funded by the Victorian Government.

See the findings and download the report.

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Summit Sponsorship

The Respect Summit is funded by the
Victorian Government as part of their
commitment to achieving gender
equality in the workplace.

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Summit Leadership

The Building Industry Consultative Council (BICC) is a high-level advisory council to the Minister of Industrial Relations. The BICC has led the development of the Women in Construction strategy through the Building Equality sub-committee.

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Summit Organisers

The BICC has engaged The Collective Lab to
design and deliver the Summit. The facilitators
have worked in the Construction Industry for
over 15 years and are highly experienced in
creating industry-wide change.

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