Engaging local industry and supporting local jobs are priorities for the project.

Opportunities for local companies to tender for work on the stadium are being maximised by:

Watpac is targeting 80% of hours spent building the Stadium to be by locals and 80% of the value of the project to be spent on local subcontractors and suppliers.

Watpac is also targeting 6.6% of the construction workforce be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.

Registering your business’ interest

Invitations for expressions of interest in most of trade packages for the North Queensland Stadium project have now closed.

Should any new trade packages be required Watpac will list them on the ICN Gateway.

Businesses with an interest in participating in any of the remaining trade packages for the North Queensland Stadium project are encouraged to complete the following three steps:

  1. check the ICN gateway to see what trade packages remain open for expressions of interest
  2. establish a company profile (and capability statement) on the ICN Gateway at: and
  3. lodge an expression of interest (EOI) for the partial and/or full scope work packages at:

For assistance using the ICN Gateway, contact 07 3364 0670 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Trade package requests for tender

A shortlist of suitable 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.

In situations where suitable businesses cannot be identified from those that have expressed interest through the ICN Gateway, or where no businesses have expressed interest through the ICN Gateway, alternative processes will be used to procure the required packages of work.

Trade packages released for tender

The following trade package has been released for tender (current 29 June 2018):

Trade packages closed and under review

The following trade packages have closed and are under review with award pending (current 29 June 2018):

Trade package award

Trade packages awarded by Watpac will be displayed on the ICN Gateway and listed on this website.

Trade packages awarded

A summary of trade packages awarded is provided below (as at 29 June 2018).

Item Outcome
Proportion of trade packages let to local subcontractors and suppliers 87% (33/38 packages awarded to locals)
Estimated number of North Queensland businesses engaged in extended supply chain (i.e. engaged by successful trade package tenderers) 328
Total value of trade packages awarded $107.6million
Proportion of value of let trade packages invested in local industry (Target: 80% of project trade value be spent on local subcontractors and suppliers) 80.9% ($87 million)

The following trade packages have been awarded (current 29 June 2018):

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Trade package Award date Successful tenderer
Progressive Clean 11 June 2018 Achieve Group Australia
Hoist Hire / Operator 6 June 2018 ASAP (Qld) Pty Ltd
Mechanical Services 30 May 2018 AE Smith & Son (NQ) Pty Ltd
North, South & East Stands Structural Steel 25 May 2018 CASA Projects Pty Ltd
Hydraulic Services 25 May 2018 Tacoma Plumbing (Nth Qld) Pty Ltd
Electrical Services 25 May 2018 KLN Electrical Services (Qld) Pty Ltd
Stadium Seating 27 April 2018 Camatic
Traffic and pedestrian management 27 April 2018 M&M Traffic Control
Fabric engineering 16 April 2018 Tensys
Mobile Cranes 3 April 18 Metalrig
Mobile Cranes 3 April 2018 Townsville Cranes
Site Security (Access Control) 3 April 2018 3D Safety Systems
Temporary Hydaulics Stage 2 16 March 2018 SPD Contracting
Subcontractor Amenities Stage 2 9 March 2018 Ausco Modular
Superstructure - Formwork 2 March 2018 Rapid Pre-Cast Pty Ltd
Temporary Electrical Stage 2 26 February 2018 Mark Graham Electrical
Superstructure – Reinforcement Fix 22 February 2018 NQ Reo
Reinforcement Supply 5 February 2018 Australian Reinforcing Company
Concrete Supply 5 February 2018 Holcim
Vertical Precast 7 February 2018 NQ Reo
Substructure 19 January 2018 GPB Constructions
Western Stand Structural Steel 30 November 2017 Thomas Steel Fabrications
Vertical Transportation Services 30 November 2017 Otis Elevator Company
Site waste 6 November 2017 Toxfree
Subcontractor Amenities Cleaning 6 November 2017 Chubb Secure Cleaning Services
Temporary works engineering 31 October 2017 Construc Pty Ltd
Precast concrete plats 27 October 2017 Jackson Semler
Sub-contractor amenities (stage 1) (huts and sheds) 10 October 2017 Ausco Modular
Piling 4 October 2017 Wagstaff Piling
Temporary electrical 19 September 2017 Mark Graham Electrical
Temporary hydraulics 19 September 2017 SPD Contracting
Site security (guards) 30 August 2017 Australian Indigenous Security Services
Civil earthworks and roadworks 17 August 2017 Mendi Construction Pty Ltd
Demolition 26 July 2017 Markwell Demolitions
Temporary fencing 24 July 2017 TFH Hire Services
Project survey 19 July 2017 Brazier Motti
Dilapidation survey 21 June 2017 Brazier Motti
Shade cloth 19 June 2017 Advantage Signs

For more details refer to the ICN Gateway.

Strengthening North Queensland

The department is delivering a suite of workshops, industry events and information materials to assist local businesses to be competitive in positioning for work on Government-led projects.

This includes a series of workshops to assist local businesses to understand where they fit in the extended project supply chain and prepare effective capability statements to position for work.

Networking events are also on offer to provide opportunities for local manufacturers, suppliers and contractors to connect with like-minded businesses to form joint-venturing arrangements and supply partnerships.

Industry Capability Network (ICN) Gateway express workshops are also available to provide practical guidance to businesses to register their interest.

To learn more about how the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning is assisting local industry to make the most of the full, fair and reasonable opportunities to tender for work, visit our Strengthening North Queensland page.

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.