Image courtesy of Townsville City Council
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:
- establish a company profile (and capability statement) on the ICN Gateway at: http://gateway.icn.org.au and
- lodge an expression of interest (EOI) for the partial and/or full scope work packages at: www.northqueenslandstadium.icn.org.au/
There are currently 46 initial work packages listed that are associated with the construction of the stadium.
All EOIs lodged through ICN for the project will be provided to the shortlisted companies tendering for the managing contractor position, for their initial consideration as part of their bid process.
Once appointed Managing Contractor will take responsibility for procuring all of the trade packages, with the first trade packages expected to be formally tendered in mid to late 2017.
The ICN Gateway will continue to be utilised throughout the construction stage.
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.