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Construction

The Queensland Government engaged Watpac as managing contractor for the North Queensland Stadium project.

In May 2018, Watpac started the main superstructure build, which is on track for completion by the start of the 2020 National Rugby League Premiership Season.

Activities on site currently include:

Construction of the western stand that will accommodate the player, corporate and media facilities is currently the most-advanced, with the other stands also progressing well.

Pre-cast concrete and steel elements are being manufactured and stockpiled off site. As the construction program moves forward these elements are being moved to the site and installed.

Current construction notices

Key project statistics

These key statistics demonstrate the project’s commitment to local industry participation (as at 1 May 2019)

Item

Status

Delivery time

On schedule for completion by start of 2020 NRL Premiership Season

Delivery cost

On budget

Number of site inductions completed

1,393

Proportion of people inducted that live in North Queensland region

91.4%

Total construction work hours (since site works commenced on 13 July 2017)

566,649 hours

Construction hours by local subcontractors (Target: at least 80 per cent of hours spent building the stadium to be by locals)

97.2%

Construction workforce who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (Target: 6.6 per cent of construction workforce)

15.2%

Total training hours completed (overall)​

135,600 hours

Training hours by locals

130,892 hours

Training hours by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

85,998 hours

Current number of apprentices who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

43

Current number of trainees on project (on site and off site)

8

Current number of trainees who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

13

Total apprentices that have worked on the project since it commenced​

7​

Total trainees that have worked on the project since it commenced

​​

65

Construction progress

North Queensland Stadium progress as at 7 May 2019. Overall project 48%. Western stand 43%. Southern stand 41%. Eastern stand 40%. Northern seating terrace 21%. Field of play 10%. Surrounding promenades and landscaping 12%
North Queensland Stadium progress as at 30 April 2019
A Watpac employee stands on site holding a remote-controlled drone  
A drone is regularly used to capture aerial footage of the stadium​​

View our gallery of clips that shows what Stu sees when he flies the Watpac drone over the site.​

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Last updated 21 May 2019    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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