Tenders have opened for an early works package to prepare the site for the construction of the new Roma Hospital.
Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick said a successful tenderer for the early works would be named by late October, with the works expected to start soon after.
The hospital is due to be completed by 2020.
“Our Buy Queensland policy unashamedly backs local jobs,” Mr Dick said.
“We will be applying up to a 30 per cent local weighting on these projects and I encourage all eligible local companies to throw their hat in for the work.”
The Palaszczuk Government had increased the allocation for the new hospital from $70 million to $90.4 million, he said.
Meanwhile Paynter Dixon was recently awarded the $1.6 million tender for early works on the new $42 million Gladstone Hospital Emergency Department.
Mr Dick said the redevelopment was part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $180 million Enhancing Regional Hospitals program.
“Under this program, we are delivering vital upgrades to health facilities in regional areas so Queenslanders in those communities have access to high quality, modern healthcare services,” he said.