A number of local construction companies have been shortlisted to build the new Kallangur Community Centre in Queensland.
The Queensland Department of Communities has announced Badge Constructions, Kane Constructions, Paynters Pty Ltd and Woollam Constructions would progress to the next stage of the tender process.
Deputy Premier and Member for Murrumba Steven Miles said he was excited that construction on the vital community asset was edging closer.
“It’s great to see that we’re another step closer to having our very own Community Centre in Kallangur,” he said.
“Our community desperately needs this project and when the tender gets finalised we’ll be able to start construction immediately.
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“This $3.74 million project will be so important to our community from day one, with the construction phase estimated to deliver 10 jobs.
Miles said the jobs will mean the world to families in the region as the government looks to a post-pandemic recovery.
“18 submissions were received as part of the EOI process, demonstrating just how keen our community is to get behind our community centre,” he said.
Queensland Communities Minister Coralee O’Rourke said a new centre at Kallangur would join several other centres completed in the past year.
“In 2019, we saw the completion of new centres at Inala, Moranbah and Murgon, with construction also underway on a new centre on Thursday Island,” she said.
“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to ensuring Queenslanders can access high quality community services in their community.”
The Queensland Government currently provides funding to 125 neighbourhood and community centres across the state.
The new Kallangur Community Centre will be located at 51 Marsden Road, Kallangur.