Local Townsville company, Thomas Steel Fabrication, has been awarded the structural steel package for the western stand of the North Queensland Stadium, the first of several steel packages that will be awarded in coming months.
At the end of last week, the construction of the North Queensland Stadium moved another step forward when Wagstaff Piling successfully completed test piling in several on-site locations. Piles form an important part of the foundation of the Stadium that must be completed before the main stadium build starts in early 2018.
After extensive consultation with local structural steel contractors, Managing Contractor for the North Queensland Stadium project, Watpac, is dividing major structural steel trade packages into several smaller packages to ensure local businesses have the capacity to tender for the work.
The first load of fill was today delivered to the North Queensland Stadium project site in a statement making bright pink truck marking an important project milestone and acknowledging the role women play in the construction industry.
Joining the team delivering the North Queensland Stadium project this week, Mendi Construction bring not only their civil earthworks and roadworks expertise but also vivid memories of the construction of 1300SMILES Stadium.
On Friday 18 August, Premier Palaszczuk was joined by the Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, Angus Taylor, Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill, National Rugby League (NRL) Chairman John Grant and North Queensland Cowboys chairman, Lawrence Lancinci for the ceremonially turning of the sod to mark the official commencement of construction.
The completion of preparatory works on the North Queensland Stadium site has seen the installation of temporary fencing and demolition of existing structures. However, it has been the soil settling tests that have involved some unique equipment.
North Queensland businesses are urged to register now for the first trade packages for the $250 million North Queensland Stadium.
Today Watpac was announced as the managing contractor for Townsville's $250 million North Queensland Stadium.
The principal consultant for the North Queensland Stadium project said the final stadium design would represent the best of what the North had to offer.