Feb 02, 2017

Supply opportunities laid out at Burdekin forum

Supply opportunities laid out at Burdekin forum

Downer is set to outline local supply opportunities stemming from the Clare Solar Farm construction at the first Burdekin Industry Breakfast this month.

The February 22 event will also focus on how Burdekin businesses can jump on board the North Queensland Stadium supply train.

Burdekin Shire Council, in partnership with the Ayr and Home Hill Chambers of Commerce, is hosting the event to update Burdekin businesses on infrastructure projects and new business opportunities in the Townsville region.

“We will have representatives from the Department of State Development address the breakfast on the North Queensland Stadium and the Back to Work Funding Program,” Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said.

Burdekin Mayor Lyn McLaughlin.

“There are plenty of opportunities with the Townsville stadium project for businesses in aluminium window and door manufacturing, supplying carpet and vinyl, hydraulic services, joinery, painting, tiling, traffic control, signage, metalwork, to name a few.

“To take advantage of these opportunities it is extremely important for businesses to have a capability statement and these will also be explained at the breakfast.”

Cr McLaughlin said there would also be a presentation from Downer, project directors of the FRV Australia’s 100MW Clare Solar Farm.

“Downer will have opportunities for businesses including manufacturing, electrical, site and construction works, fencing, house cleaning, catering and security,” she said.

“This company has indicated to council that it is willing to work with as many local businesses as possible.”

Downer EDI has won the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract and a two-year Operations and Maintenance (O & M) contract, valued around $190 million in total, for the Clare Solar Farm.

  • The inaugural Burdekin Industry Breakfast will be held at the Burdekin Theatre, Ayr, on Wednesday, February 22 from 7am-8.30am. Cost is $10 and breakfast will be provided.
  • Bookings must be made by Friday, February 17, for catering purposes.
  • To make a booking, or for more information about the event, call the Burdekin Shire Council on (07) 4783 9800.

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