1 May 2017
Today Watpac was announced as the managing contractor for Townsville's $250 million North Queensland Stadium.
The Queensland Government invited Watpac, CPB Contractors and Lendlease to tender for the managing contractor role on the 25,000 seat, multi-purpose regional stadium in February.
While all three tenderers provided competitive bids, Watpac's winning tender met the Government's requirements for maximising local job and training opportunities, including for Indigenous peoples, as well as having a long-established Townsville presence and excellent stadia construction experience.
Watpac is expected to engage more than 2000 people from the Townsville region in the delivery of the Stadium, and are aiming for 6.6% of the construction workforce to be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Watpac will use the ICN Gateway as a source for tender registrations.
Watpac's tender for the North Queensland Stadium demonstrated a clear commitment to local content. This included an impressive local industry participation plan that aims for more than 80% of hours spent building the stadium to be by locals and at least 80% of the value of the project to be spent on local subcontractors and suppliers.
Watpac's impressive list of experience includes sporting venues such as Suncorp Stadium, the Brisbane Cricket Ground Stages 3-6, Cbus Super Stadium, Metricon Stadium, Thuringowa (Tony Ireland) Stadium, Riverway Cultural Precinct in Townsville, the Anna Meares Velodrome and Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Redevelopment.
They have also delivered major construction projects in Townsville including Townsville Hospital Sub-Acute Facility, Ergon Garbutt Depot Redevelopment, James Cook University Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, Lavarack Barracks Single LEAP 2 Accommodation Precinct.