Jul 04, 2017

Contractors on the ground for stadium start

Contractors on the ground for stadium start

Townsville’s Brazier Motti and Advantage Signs are the first contractors on the ground as local jobs begin to flow from the $250 million North Queensland Stadium.

State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the start of on-site work was a milestone for local people.’

“Advantage Signs has been commissioned to design, manufacture and install printed graphic shade cloth to the site fencing from June 26, with the work to take two weeks and support 15 jobs,” Dr Lynham said.

“Brazier Motti is conducting a dilapidation survey of the site and adjoining areas, including a low level drone flyover of the mangrove verge and river bed and video condition report of the existing stormwater infrastructure, which will take one week and support 10 jobs.”

The State Government says Watpac is ahead of schedule in awarding the first two trade packages released early this month, with the total number of work packages available to local contractors to amount to 80.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said she had been fighting to get Tier 1 contractors to employ more local businesses and more of the local workforce.

“This is a great result and I look forward to more locals getting work out of the stadium construction,” she said.

The North Queensland Stadium is a joint project of the Australian Government, Queensland Government and Townsville City Council and is supported by both the National Rugby League and the North Queensland Cowboys. The North Queensland Stadium forms part of the Townsville City Deal signed in 2016.

To view the trade packages and register EOIs visit northqueenslandstadium.icn.org.au/