Ten companies, including seven local businesses, have been shortlisted for the quantity surveyor or audit programmer roles in the North Queensland Stadium project, a $250 million, 25,000-seat regional stadium to be built in Townsville.

Queensland Minister for State Development, Dr Anthony Lynham, said, “Thirteen companies expressed their interest for the quantity surveyor role and six were shortlisted.

“Fourteen companies threw their hat in the ring for the audit programmer role and four were shortlisted.”

The six shortlisted quantity surveyors are:

  • AECOM Cost Consulting (external site) (Brisbane and Townsville offices)
  • Aquenta Consulting (external site) (Brisbane)
  • Donald Cant Watts Corke Qld (external site) (Brisbane and Townsville offices)
  • Gleeds (external site) in collaboration with local Townsville firm D. Neilsen & Associates (external site) (Brisbane)
  • Rider Levett Bucknell Qld (RLB) (external site) (Brisbane and Townsville offices)
  • WT Partnership (external site) (Brisbane and Townsville offices)

The shortlisted audit programmers are:

  • Ranbury Management Group (external site) (Mackay and Brisbane offices)
  • Resource Co-ordination Partnership (external site) (Brisbane and Townsville offices)
  • Rowles Time Management (external site) (Brisbane)
  • Tracey Brunstrom & Hammond (external site) (Brisbane and Townsville offices)

Dr Lynham said seven companies had offices in North Queensland, with six having an office in Townsville and one company with an office in Mackay.

“The shortlisted suppliers will now submit tenders over the coming months and the successful quantity surveyor and audit programmer are on track to be appointed by the end of the year,” Dr Lynham said.

“The construction of the project will be delivered through a managing contractor two stage design and construction contract.

“The North Queensland stadium project will create 750 jobs and the government has made it clear that we are looking for local jobs, local businesses and local alliances.

“The Department of State Development will work very closely with the appointed managing contractor, anticipated to be selected in early 2017, to closely review the stadium work trade packages to maximise opportunities for local contractors and workers.”

Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland and stadium champion, Coralee O’Rourke, said local businesses should take advantage of the opportunities available through the city-changing project.

“This project is delivering the economic boost our state’s north needs, and I urge local businesses to be part of the action,” Ms O’Rourke said.

“The stadium project will create jobs, develop our skilled workforce during both the design and construction stages and provide economic opportunity for years to come.

“Local businesses can continue to register their capabilities and interest for the North Queensland Stadium work packages at northqueenslandstadium.icn.org.au.”

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