It's happening people, construction of the North Queensland Stadium has kicked off today.
As of August 18 2017 construction is underway, with today’s turning of the first sod.
Locals TFH Hire Services, Advantage Signs, Brazier Motti, and Markwell Demolitions are already locked in to contribute to the $250 million North Queensland Stadium.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said getting the project to this stage was also a clear demonstration of all the parties’ commitment to Townsville.
“Breaking ground is an exciting time for the Townsville community as it will unlock hundreds of jobs and flow on benefits to the region during construction and beyond,” Premier Palaszczuk said.
“The Managing Contractor Watpac has worked hard to reach this significant milestone to ensure the project remains on track to deliver the Stadium on time for the 2020 NRL season.”
“Best of all, today we are seeing a further boost to local jobs with the award of the civil earthworks and roadworks trade package being award to local Townsville company Mendi Constructions.
“One of my government’s key objectives has been to ensure this project delivers real benefits to local business and creates local jobs.
The 25,000 seat best-practice regional stadium will include state-of-the-art corporate facilities, permanent stands, permanent concessions and modern amenities.
The North Queensland Stadium is a joint project of the Queensland Government ($140 million), the Australian Government ($100 million), and Townsville City Council is supported by both the National Rugby League and the North Queensland Cowboys ($10 million). The North Queensland Stadium forms part of the Townsville City Deal signed in 2016.