New website to help companies secure work on the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development
Companies and individuals interested in working on or supplying Queensland’s largest private sector development now have a website on which to register their interest.
Destination Brisbane Consortium has established an Industry Capability Network (ICN) website to capture the thousands of varied expressions of interest to work on and supply the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development.
The Consortium has already let three comprehensive packages of work, but Destination Brisbane Consortium Project Director Simon Crooks says the largest tender is still to come.
“In coming weeks, we will tender for the first of the larger construction packages to build the integrated resort development,” Mr Crooks said.
“These large work packages will generate very significant subcontractor and supplier opportunities, which will start to be promoted on the ICN website early next year.
“The scale of the Queen’s Wharf project, and its complex requirements including the Sky Deck, heritage restoration and repurposing, retail, dining and laneways, will require more than 2,000 workers in trades such as concreting, form working, surveying, heavy equipment operating, skilled engineering and various labour skills.
“The ICN website will enable subcontractors, suppliers and individual tradespeople to register their interest to participate over the life of the build.
“We know there is keen local interest to participate, and as we ramp up with these larger packages of works, we need an effective method for people to provide their details.
“The ICN website will also allow local businesses, tradespeople, suppliers and subcontractors to register for specific current work packages with the contractor that is awarded the larger work package.”
The three Queen’s Wharf Brisbane tenders already let include the 2017 demolition of non-heritage buildings (Probuild) and the current excavation and shoring works (Probuild).
The third tender is the construction of Waterline Park and phase one of the bikeway upgrade (Multiplex), for which there is a current call for interest from subcontractors and suppliers. Trade packages are to start in July involving painting, metalwork, roofing and carpentry.
Suppliers are also being sought now for mature trees, to ensure sufficient lead time for trees that will be ready ahead of the expected opening of Queen’s Wharf Brisbane in 2022.
For more information on the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane ICN website, visit www.queenswharfbrisbane.icn.org.au