Jun 19, 2017

Cairns building briefing

Cairns building briefing

Cairns builders, developers and community housing providers are being encouraged to attend a business briefing session this week on social and affordable housing projects in the region.

Treasurer and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said the Housing Construction Jobs program, part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $1.8 billion Queensland Housing Strategy, would see a range of opportunities on offer for local builders and tradies.

“Expressions of Interest are now open until July 31, and I’d encourage small, medium and large businesses to get onto the Q Tenders website and get involved,” Mr Pitt said.

“The Department of Housing and Public Works will host a business briefing event in Cairns on Thursday June 22, with sessions for developers, builders, community housing providers and tradespeople.

“The morning session will talk about how builders, developers and community housing providers can partner with government to deliver a range of housing solutions, and the evening session will take tradies through the process of registering for government work.”

The Queensland Housing Strategy investment is expected to see more than 5000 new homes built over 10 years, with 137 to be built in Cairns at a cost of $54 million over the first five years of investment.

The Cairns Housing Strategy Roadshow sessions will be held at 8am, Thursday June 22 at 43 The Esplanade, Cairns.

To register for a Housing Strategy Roadshow session, visit http://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/housingstrategy/Events

To download EOI documents or find out more about tenders on offer, visit Q Tenders at https://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/qtenders

For further information on how to become registered for Queensland Government building and construction work, phone 3008 3392 or visit www.qld.gov.au/gov/building-services

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