The contractor for the new CBD stadium in Townsville will break up the major steel projects into smaller packages after consultation with local businesses, it has been reported today.
The Townsville Bulletin said that while expressions of interests for the two steel packages closed about a month ago, with the first structural package to be tendered and let before the end of 2017.
Nine stadium trade packages have been awarded so far, with each contract going to a local business.
The North Queensland Stadium project will deliver a 25,000 seat, best practice, purpose-built, regional stadium in time for the commencement of the 2020 NRL season.
The project will also allow for the future potential integrated development of an Entertainment Centre on the site and a potential increase in the stadium seating to cater for up to 30,000 seats in the Master Plan. It is envisaged that this project will provide the catalyst needed to generate renewed interest and economic activity in and around the Townsville CBD.
Lead contractor Watpac's tenders currently available are published at Australian Tenders. Tenders relating to the stadium project will be available as they are published by searching Australian Tenders in the Townsville region. The search can be narrowed by adding Watpac as the issuer in the advanced search facility.
The delivery of the North Queensland Stadium is being led by the Department of State Development of behalf of the Queensland Government.
Cox Architecture’s Queensland office has been appointed principal consultant. Firms with Townsville offices working with Cox Architecture include:
- Counterpoint Architecture
- Ashburner Francis (mechanical and electrical)
- Arup (structural, civil, traffic and transport, acoustics and Ecologically Sustainable Development)
- Parker Hydraulics
- RPS (landscaping and surveying)
- Douglas Partners (geotechnical)
- Cyclone Testing Station at James Cook University
Watpac was announced managing contractor in May 2017 and is engaging sub-contractors to deliver a range of trade packages.
AECOM has been appointed Audit Quantity Surveyor.
RCP has been appointed Audit Programmer.