15 Jun 2020

Consulting engineers call for government help

From Morning Report, 7:42 am on 15 June 2020

Consulting engineers are calling for government support to stave off big job losses. Around 2000 jobs could go and it is expected many who lose their jobs will head off to Australia for work.

An industry survey shows almost half of firms are reporting the potential for job losses.

The Association of Consulting Engineers says it's vital the Government provide stimulus, especially to local councils to restart projects stalled by Covid-19.

Paul Evans is chief executive of the Association of Consulting Engineers.

He speaks to Corin Dann.