Jun 07, 2018

Project pipeline in spotlight at Townsville forum

Project pipeline in spotlight at Townsville forum

Local businesses will gain insights into major infrastructure prospects for north Queensland, when the Queensland Major Projects Pipeline Report 2018 is launched in Townsville next week.

The report will be released at a breakfast event hosted by Regional Development Australia Townsville and North West Queensland (RDA), Queensland Major Contractors Association and Infrastructure Association of Queensland (IAQ) on June 14.

RDA chief executive officer Glenys Schuntner said the report had showed that northern Queensland had the strongest growth prospects in the pipeline for all regions compared to the past five years.

“The report indicates that North Queensland has projects in the pipeline worth $8.2 billion over the next five years,” Ms Schuntner said.

“So it’s important that our local businesses and those working in construction, engineering, planning and development attend the launch event to learn more about the opportunities that will come with renewed growth in our region.

“Our keynote speaker will be the chief executive officer of Building Queensland Damian Gould, followed by the report curator and associate director BIS Oxford Economics Adrian Hart.”

The report covers construction activities and major projects, planned, in progress and completed across the state and has identified 190 projects with a combined expenditure of $39.9 billion over five years.

“As last year’s report launch was a sell-out event, I encourage people to purchase their tickets as soon as possible to avoid missing out on a ticket for the upcoming 2018 launch,” Ms Schunter said.

The breakfast event will start at 7.30am at The Ville Resort-Casino on Thursday, June 14.

More at http://rdanwq.org.au/events


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