A Queensland based construction company has been selected to deliver the next stage of the $25.9 million East Shores precinct upgrade, with 28 local subcontractors engaged.
Hutchinson Builders is the principal contractor for the project and will build a cruise passenger interface, waterfront café and amphitheatre.
Site preparations have begun ahead of construction, which will start later in the month.
Member for Gladstone, Glenn Butcher, said Stage 1B would generate more than 300 jobs.
“East Shores Stage 1B will not only create an entertainment and tourism hub for Gladstone, it will also provide a much needed injection for the region’s economy and businesses,” Butcher said.
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“We’ve seen just how popular Stage 1A has been with families and visitors, and I’m certain 1B will put East Shores on the map as a premier destination in Central Queensland.”
Gladstone Ports Corporation’s Acting CEO, Craig Walker, said Hutchinson Builders helped deliver the multi-award winning East Shores 1A precinct to the community in 2014.
“We are excited to announce Hutchinson Builders as the principal contractor for East Shores Stage 1B, supported by 28 local subcontractors” Walker said.
“We’re really looking forward to seeing what our partnership can achieve in Stage 1B.”
Hutchinson Builders’ Managing Director, Greg Quinn, said using local sub-contractors to deliver projects is just the way they do business.
“We always try to use local sub-contractors on our regional projects,” Quinn said.
“Projects like this not only create jobs and contribute to the local economy, they also build capacity across the construction industry, giving small operators the chance to participate in work they might not otherwise get the opportunity to.”
Gladstone Flooring Xtra Operations Supervisor, Trevor Hall, said he was proud to be part of the exciting project.
“East Shores really is a beautiful part of Gladstone and the community love spending time here so we’re really proud and excited to be part of the extension,” Hall said.
The 28 subcontractors include:
- Gladstone Flooring Xtra
- Craig Friend Contracting
- Sparkman’s Joinery
- Calibre Civil
- Port City Mechanical,
- Bradman’s Windows and Doors
- McAlister and Burford Painting
- Construction Science
- Cat Rentals
- Butler Quarries
- Fulton Hogan
- Rilec Electrical
- Gladstone Drafting
- Mathersons Crane
- A&A Complete Concrete Solutions
- CQ Brick and Block
- Butler Fabrications
- Oakwood Metalwork
- CQ Commercial Catering
East Shores Stage 1B is expected to be completed by Easter 2020.