New trade packages for North Queensland – July 2017

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The first trade packages have been released for the $250 million North Queensland Stadium in Townsville, opening the way to a major increase in local employment.

The North Queensland Stadium is a joint project of the Australian Government, Queensland Government and Townsville City Council.

A statement from the parties said managing contractor Watpac has released the first 27 trade packages for demolition, temporary fencing and other early stage works. Federal Assistant Cities Minister Angus Taylor said: “The stadium build is expected to employ more than 2000 people from the region. It will be a huge boost for local employment.”

Trade packages cover smaller components of the project for sub-contractors and trades people.

Queensland’s State Development Minister Anthony Lynham urged local businesses – including those who had already registered online – to review and renew their expressions of interest.

Another 53 trade packages will be released in coming weeks, taking the total number of work packages available to 80.

These will cover hydraulics, construction of temporary on-site amenities, roadworks and paving, mobile crane hire companies with licenced operators, labour hire and cleaning services and licenced traffic control managers.

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