Lendlease introduces 26 weeks paid parental leave

  • 14 Apr 2023
Lendlease has introduced a new paid parental leave scheme for its employees in Australia that provides both primary and secondary carers 26 weeks paid leave, recognising the importance of a workplace that is accessible, inclusive, and supportive for all parents.

The 26 weeks paid leave is in addition to the Federal Government’s current 18 weeks paid leave for primary carers and is available with a no wait period for new starters, people already on parental leave and employees who become parents through adoption or surrogacy. Importantly, it removes the primary and secondary carer labels, providing all parents with the support and flexibility to spend time with family.

The enhanced parental leave entitlements also include extended compassionate leave for families who have experienced pregnancy loss, in addition to superannuation payments paid during the first 12 months of leave.

The new scheme is just one of a number of industry-leading employee benefits available at Lendlease, including three paid health and well-being days per year, cultural holiday swap program, overseas remote working for up to four weeks, and domestic and family violence leave of 20 paid days per year.

Quotes attributable to Dale Connor, CEO Lendlease Australia

“This is an important and positive step forward in our continued support for equal and equitable outcomes for our people, increasing female workforce participation and implementing industry-leading employee benefits across all our operations in Australia.

“More support and flexibility for families improves participation and productivity across the whole economy. We want to offer our people the best workplace in the country and this new policy, combined with the many other benefits Lendlease is known for is a game changer for our industry.”


For more information:
Tessie Vanderwert, General Manager External Affairs, Australia
0428 483 828

Note to Editor: The Lendlease scheme does not apply to employees covered by enterprise agreements, as agreements contain separate parental leave entitlements.

The Federal Government’s paid parental leave scheme will increase to 20 weeks from 1 July 2023.