A principal contractor as well as 28 local subcontractors have been appointed to deliver the $25.9 million East Shores 1B project in Gladstone, Queensland. The project is anticipated to create more than 300 jobs.
“East Shores Stage 1B will not only create an entertainment and tourism hub for Gladstone, it will also provide a much needed injection for the region’s economy and businesses,” Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher said.
Key features of East Shores 1B include a waterfront cafe, a cruise passenger interface and an amphitheatre.
Project concept design (source: Gladstone Ports Corporation)
Hutchinson Builders has been appointed as principal contractor for the project and Managing Director Greg Quinn said that the company will be engaging with local subcontractors for the delivery of East Shores 1B.
“We always try to use local subcontractors on our regional projects.
“Project like this not only create jobs and contribute to the local economy, they also build capacity across the construction industry, giving small operators the chance to participate in work they might not otherwise get the opportunity to,” Mr Quinn added.
More then 20 subcontractors have been engaged for the project (source: Gladstone Ports Corporation)
The 28 subcontractors engaged for this project include:
- Gladstone Flooring Xtra
- Craig Friend Contracting
- Sparkman’s Joinery
- Calibre Civil
- Port City Mechanical
- Bradman’s Windows and Doors
- McAlister and Burford Painting
- Construction Science
- Car Rentals
- Butler Quarries
- Fulton Hogan
- Rilec Electrical
- Gladstone Drafting
- Mathersons Crane
- A&A Complete Concrete Solutions
- CQ Brick and Block
- Butler Fabrications
- Oakwood Metalwork
- CQ Commercial Catering
“East Shores really is a beautiful part of Gladstone and the community love spending time here so we’re really proud and excited to be part of the extension,” Gladstone Flooring Xtra’s Operations Supervisor Trevor Hall said.
Construction is expected to commence later this month, with site preparation works already underway.
East Shores 1B is projected to be completed by Easter 2020.
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