Jun 21, 2017

Townsville building briefing

Townsville building briefing

Townsville builders, developers and community housing providers are invited to attend a business briefing this Friday on social and affordable housing projects planned for the region.

The Housing Construction Jobs program is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $1.8 billion Queensland Housing Strategy, which will see more than 5000 new homes built over 10 years including 137 in Townsville.

Member for Townsville Scott Stewart said the Department of Housing and Public Works would host a business briefing event at Rydges Southbank on Friday, 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,” Mr Stewart said.

Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said projects included state-owned sites ready for immediate construction, identified private sector projects with development approvals in place, and precinct-based development opportunities.

“Whether your business is building small detached homes, or large scale developments, there’s work to be had – so come along to a session and find out how to be involved,” Mr de Brenni said.

“Expressions of Interest are now open until July 31 on the Q Tenders website.”

The Townsville Housing Strategy Roadshow sessions will be held on Friday June 23 at Rydges Southbank, 23 Palmer Street, South Townsville.

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 07 3008 3392 or visit www.qld.gov.au/gov/building-services