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Regional opportunities

Engaging local industry and generating jobs are two of the key objectives for the project.

The Queensland Charter for Local Content is being applied to the project, along with the engagement of the Industry Capability Network's (ICN) local content services to maximise opportunities for businesses to participate in the construction stage.

The managing contractor will be required to maximise the use of local businesses, create local employment opportunities, ensure suitable local businesses are given the opportunity to tender on work packages, identify opportunities for local industry innovation and achieve project training targets.

Local businesses with an interest in participating in the North Queensland Stadium project are encouraged to:

  1. establish a company profile (and capability statement) on the ICN Gateway at: http://gateway.icn.org.au and
  2. lodge an expression of interest (EOI) for the partial and/or full scope work packages at: www.northqueenslandstadium.icn.org.au/

The ICN Gateway will continue to be utilised throughout the construction stage.

A shortlist of businesses that have registered through the ICN Gateway will be invited to tender each trade package. Trade packages are being progressively released for tender in line with the project program.

The following trade packages have been awarded (current 7 August 2017):

  • Temporary fencing (awarded to TFH Hire Services)
  • Shade cloth (awarded to Advantage Signs)
  • Project survey (awarded to Brazier Motti)
  • Dilapidation Survey (awarded to Brazier Motti)
  • Demolition (awarded to Markwell Demolitions)

The following trade packages have closed and under review with award pending (current 7 August 2017):

  • Civil earthworks and roadworks
  • Traffic and pedestrian management
  • Sub-contractor amenities (stage 1)

The following trade packages have been released for tender (current 7 August 2017):

  • Piling sub-contractor

Strengthening North Queensland

The government has developed a local content promotion strategy and is committed to ensuring the local supply chain is aware of potential opportunities and to provide local business with a forum to promote their capability.

A suite of workshops, industry briefings and mentoring services under the banner Strengthening North Queensland will assist local businesses to improve their supply chain capability to compete for work on regional projects. For more information visit our Strengthening North Queensland page.

Engagement and consultation

The government worked closely with a number of stakeholders during the development of the business case, including the Townsville City Council, the National Rugby League, the North Queensland Cowboys and Townsville Enterprise Limited.

The design of the stadium will be progressed to incorporate the needs of anchor tenants while embracing innovative and flexible design opportunities that encourage the use of the facility for a variety of purposes.

The government remains committed to working closely with our partners and stakeholders as the project progresses.

Probity Code of Practice

A Probity Code of Practice has been established for North Queensland Stadium Project and independent probity auditors have been appointed to oversee the project.

Contact us

For further information on the proposed North Queensland Stadium please contact the Major Projects and Property Office or call 13 QGOV (13 74 68).