North Queensland Stadium concept design, June 2017
North Queensland Stadium concept design, June 2017

North Queensland businesses are urged to register now for the first trade packages for the $250 million North Queensland Stadium.

Managing contractor Watpac worked quickly to progress the previously advertised indicative works trade packages for the project and released the first early works opportunities last Friday, 2 June.

State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said subcontractors and suppliers who had previously expressed an interest in the indicative trade packages needed to register again to be in the running for the first 27 early works packages now available.

“Everyone who has registered expressions of interest has to review and renew their EOIs,” Dr Lynham told a packed house at the Townsville Industry Breakfast this morning.

“Every effort is being made to email and call the early birds to ensure they register their interest in the new, detailed packages Watpac has released.

"Even if you have lodged an EOI for the early indicative work packages, it's important to get back on the ICN Gateway and register your interest again in the revised trade packages that are now available."

The early works packages include jobs in demolition, temporary fencing, temporary hydraulics, construction of temporary on-site amenities, civil works, mobile crane hire, cleaning services and licenced traffic control managers.

Dr Lynham said further trade packages would be released over the coming months with the total number of trade packages expected to reach approximately 80.

View the trade packages and register EOIs