Jun 02, 2017

Trade packages released for $250m stadium build

Trade packages released for $250m stadium build

The first trade packages are being released today for the $250 million North Queensland Stadium.

Managing contractor Watpac is releasing the first 27 trade packages for demolition, temporary fencing and other early stage works from 10am on the ICN gateway.

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

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

“Watpac’s new trade packages are more comprehensive than the indicative trade packages advertised already,” Dr Lynham said.

“Contractors who previously registered on the ICN Gateway will need to review their registration and re-submit EOIs for the trade packages they’re interested in.”

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.

North Queensland businesses can sign up for free information sessions on how to lodge EOIs on the online gateway.

The sessions will be held on June 13 and 14 and will help contractors through the process of registering for work on the stadium and other local opportunities.

Watpac has outlined a plan for more than 80 per cent of hours spent building the stadium to be by locals and at least 80 per cent of the value of the project to be spent on local subcontractors and suppliers. 

For more information on the free ICN Gateway sessions, contact the Department of State Development on 4758 3405.

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