Jan 15, 2020

Cairns briefing paves way for convention centre work

Cairns briefing paves way for convention centre work

Managing contractor Lendlease Building plans a local industry briefing next week for work on the $176 million Cairns Convention Centre expansion.

Potential suppliers will be able to learn about work packages and how to apply at the information session at the convention centre, January 23 from 3-4.30pm.

General manager Lendlease Queensland and Northern Territory Brad Protheroe called on local businesses and subbies to attend the briefing.

“The industry briefing forum will provide an opportunity for locals to get on the front foot and find out more about the upcoming work available on the Cairns Convention Centre expansion project,” he said.

“Together with the Industry Capability Network, our project team will cover topics such as project scope, timings, trades required and importantly, how to get involved.

“We encourage local business and subcontractors to come along, and if you can’t make it, keep an eye out for further updates via the ICN Gateway website.”

The expansion project includes 10,500sq m of new exhibition space, plenary space, meeting rooms and a rooftop banquet room with a ‘sky terrace’ outdoor deck.

Member for Cairns Michael Healy strongly encouraged local tradies to sign up for the forum, saying it would provide the information they needed to bring the project to life.

“This project will create 570 fulltime jobs, and wherever possible we want Cairns-based carpenters, carpet-layers, painters, plumbers and electricians to get this work,” he said.

Subcontractors keen to learn more about the project can reach out to the Subcontractor EOI contact: CairnsEOI@Lendlease.com