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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. The stadium is on track to be ready to host the Sir Elton John concert (29 February 2020) and the 2020 National Rugby League Premiership Season.

The installation of the stadium roof is now underway!

Specifically designed for Townsville’s cyclonic conditions, the peaked sections of the roof are formed by 36 steel trusses that each have a unique geometry.

A durable fabric will be fitted over the trusses that is weather, fire and UV resistant.

Between each truss, flat metal infills sections are being installed.

Once complete, the ‘pandanus’ inspired roof will cover 75% of the seats.

North Queensland Stadium construction as at 19 July 2019
North Queensland Stadium construction as at 19 July 2019

Current construction notices

Key project statistics

These key statistics demonstrate the project’s commitment to local industry participation (as at 29 June 2019)

Item

Status

Number of site inductions completed

1,637

Proportion of people inducted that live in North Queensland region

88.8%

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

710,583 hours

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

93.7%

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

13.6%

Total training hours completed (overall)​

161,743 hours

Training hours by locals

153,670 hours

Training hours by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

96,675 hours

​Current number of apprentices on project (on site and off site)

​77

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

9

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

10

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

6

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

102

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

17

Construction progress

North Queensland Stadium progress as at 29 June 2019
North Queensland Stadium ​progress as at 29 June 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 30 July 2019    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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