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Tenders and employment opportunities

Engaging local industry and supporting local jobs are priorities for the North Queensland Stadium project.

Opportunities for local companies to tender for work on the stadium are being maximised by:

  • implementing Watpac’s local industry engagement plan including meeting with local businesses to assess their capability and capacity and then adjusting how works are packaged
  • applying the Queensland Procurement Policy 2018
  • contracting the local content services of the Industry Capability Network (ICN), a not-for-profit organisation that helps to engage local businesses during the procurement process
  • supporting local businesses to better position themselves to tender and win work through the Queensland Government’s Strengthening North Queensland

Watpac is targeting 80% of hours spent building the stadium to be by locals and 80% of the value of the project to be spent on local subcontractors and suppliers.

Watpac is also targeting 6.6% of the construction workforce be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.

Registering your business’ interest

Invitations for expressions of interest in most of trade packages for the North Queensland Stadium project have now closed.

Should any new trade packages be required Watpac will list them on the ICN Gateway.

Businesses with an interest in participating in any of the remaining trade packages for the North Queensland Stadium project are encouraged to complete the following three steps:

  1. Check the ICN gateway to see which work packages remain open for expressions of interest.
  2. Establish a company profile (and capability statement) on the ICN Gateway.
  3. Lodge an expression of interest (EOI) for the partial and/or full scope work packages.

For assistance using the ICN Gateway, call 07 3364 0670 or email

Trade package requests for tender

A shortlist of suitable businesses that have registered through the ICN Gateway will be invited to tender each trade package. Trade packages are being progressively released for tender in line with the project program.

In situations where suitable businesses cannot be identified from those that have expressed interest through the ICN Gateway, or where no businesses have expressed interest through the ICN Gateway, alternative processes will be used to procure the required packages of work.

Trade packages released for tender

Three (3) trade packages are out for tender (as at 12 February 2019):

  • Painting.
  • Joinery.
  • Entrance control systems and turnstiles.

Trade packages closed and under review

Five (5) trade packages are closed and under review (as at 12 February 2019):

  • Concrete pumping.
  • Pitch construction.
  • Tiling & waterproofing.
  • Metalwork.
  • Secondary structural steel.

Trade package award

Trade packages awarded by Watpac will be displayed on the ICN Gateway and listed on this website.

A summary of trade packages awarded is provided below (as at 12 February 2019).



Proportion of trade packages let to local subcontractors and suppliers

(42/54 packages to locals)

Estimated number of North Queensland businesses engaged in extended supply chain (i.e. engaged by successful trade package tenderers)


Total value of trade packages awarded

$182.2 million

Proportion of value of let trade packages invested in local industry (Target: 80% of project trade value be spent on local subcontractors and suppliers) 

($127.9 million/ $182.2 million)

The following trade packages have been awarded (as at 12 February 2018).

Trade package

Award date

Successful tenderer

​Waterproofing, trafficable membranes, sealants & joints

​12 February 2019 

​Gabba Waterproofing

Video board

​23 January 2019

​Daktronics Australia

​Roofing and cladding

​11 January 2019​

​ Havendeen Roofing

Ceilings and pa​rtitions

20 November 2018

BG Group NQ

Aluminium windows and doors

20 November 2018

G James Glass & Aluminium

Roof structure

8 November 2018

Beenleigh Steel Fabrications

Roller shutters

26 October

The Easylift Group Pty Ltd

Fire services

4 October 2018

Endfire Engineering

PA/AV services

5 September 2018

JVG Sound

Fabric structures

14 August 2018



13 August 2018

Yellow Block Road

Cool rooms

13 August 2018

Commercial Catering Supplies

Superstructure – concrete place & finish

13 August 2018

PJ Walsh Constructions

Food and beverage

2 August 2018


Long lead time steel

19 July 2018

Liberty Onesteel


29 June 2018

Benchmark Scaffolding & Edge Protection Pty Ltd

Progressive clean

11 June 2018

Achieve Group Australia

Hoist hire/operator

6 June 2018

ASAP (Qld) Pty Ltd

Mechanical services

30 May 2018

AE Smith & Son (NQ) Pty Ltd

North, south and east stands structural steel

25 May 2018

CASA Projects Pty Ltd

Hydraulic services

25 May 2018

Tacoma Plumbing (Nth Qld) Pty Ltd

Electrical services

25 May 2018

KLN Electrical Services (Qld) Pty Ltd

Stadium seating

27 April 2018


Traffic and pedestrian management

27 April 2018

M&M Traffic Control

Fabric engineering

16 April 2018


Mobile cranes

3 April 2018


Mobile cranes

3 April 2018

Townsville Cranes

Site Security (access control)

3 April 2018

3D Safety Systems

Temporary hydaulics stage 2

16 March 2018

SPD Contracting

Subcontractor amenities stage 2

9 March 2018

Ausco Modular

Superstructure – formwork

2 March 2018

Rapid Pre-Cast Pty Ltd

Temporary electrical stage 2

26 February 2018

Mark Graham Electrical

Superstructure – reinforcement fix

22 February 2018

NQ Reo

Reinforcement supply

5 February 2018

Australian Reinforcing Company

Concrete supply

5 February 2018


Vertical precast

7 February 2018

NQ Reo


19 January 2018

GPB Constructions

Western stand structural steel

30 November 2017

Thomas Steel Fabrications

Vertical transportation services

30 November 2017

Otis Elevator Company

Site waste

6 November 2017


Subcontractor amenities cleaning

6 November 2017

Chubb Secure Cleaning Services

Temporary works engineering

31 October 2017

Construc Pty Ltd

Precast concrete plats

27 October 2017

Jackson Semler

Sub-contractor amenities (stage 1) (huts and sheds)

10 October 2017

Ausco Modular


4 October 2017

Wagstaff Piling

Temporary electrical

19 September 2017

Mark Graham Electrical

Temporary hydraulics

19 September 2017

SPD Contracting

Site security (guards)

30 August 2017

Australian Indigenous Security Services

Civil earthworks and roadworks

17 August 2017

Mendi Construction Pty Ltd


26 July 2017

Markwell Demolitions

Temporary fencing

24 July 2017

TFH Hire Services

Project survey

19 July 2017

Brazier Motti

Dilapidation survey

21 June 2017

Brazier Motti

Shade cloth

19 June 2017

Advantage Signs

For more details refer to the ICN Gateway.

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.​​​​

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