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Construction commences on $250m North Queensland Stadium


Posted by Monica Gameng

The first sod has been turned, signalling the beginning of construction on the $250 million North Queensland Stadium in Townsville.

“Breaking ground is an exciting time for the Townsville community as it will unlock hundreds of jobs and flow on benefits to the region during construction and beyond.

“The Managing Contractor Watpac has worked hard to reach this significant milestone to ensure the project remains on track to deliver the Stadium on time for the 2020 NRL season,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

The new stadium is going to be built by the people of Townsville, with five trade packages already awarded to local companies, including:

The civil earthworks and roadworks trade package – one of the biggest early works packages for the project – has also been awarded to local Townsville company Mendi Constructions, further boosting local jobs for the region.

“One of my government’s key objectives has been to ensure this project delivers real benefits to local businesses and creates local jobs.

“Supporting our objectives is Watpac’s plan to ensure at least 80 per cent of the hours spent in building the stadium will be done by locals, at least 80 per cent of the projects value being spent on local subcontractors and suppliers,” the Premier said.

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Source: Queensland Government

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.