Who is involved in the North Queensland Stadium project
North Queensland Stadium is a joint project of the Queensland Government, Australian Government and Townsville City Council and is supported by both the National Rugby League and the North Queensland Cowboys. The stadium forms part of the Townsville City Deal signed in December 2016.
Project delivery team
The Department of Housing and Public Works (HPW) is leading the project with an experienced team of contractors and consultants including:
Managing contractor: Watpac
Principal consultant: Cox Architecture
Local industry involvement
Working with local industry and supporting local jobs are priorities for the North Queensland Stadium project.
We maximised opportunities for local companies to tender by:
implementing Watpac’s local industry engagement plan, including meeting with local businesses to assess their capability and capacity and then adjusting how works were 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 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.
A probity code of practice has been established for the North Queensland Stadium project and independent probity auditors have been appointed to oversee the project.
Communicating with stakeholders
We work closely with our project partners and stakeholders and will regularly share updates on the project.
Who to contact
General enquiries about the project: email HPW at BPAMprojectdelivery@hpw.qld.gov.au.
Enquiries about construction activities on site: email Watpac at email@example.com.
- Last updated:
- 29 November 2019