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Construction complete on first stage of quarantine facility

The first stage of construction for the Queensland Government’s regional quarantine facility at Wellcamp is now complete and is almost ready to take first arrivals in 2022.

The first stage of construction for the Queensland Government’s regional quarantine facility at Wellcamp is now complete and is almost ready to take first arrivals in 2022.

Deputy Premier and State Development Minister Steven Miles said it is a milestone in the delivery of Queensland’s first purpose-built regional quarantine facility

“Construction is now complete on the first 130 accommodation modules and in the process of being fitted-out, furnished and ready for travellers to arrive in early 2022,” Miles said.

“Our major operational structures are also well-progressed, with the maintenance and stores building complete.

“We will have 500 beds in 130 modules ready to accept travellers in early 2022, with the remaining 500 beds in the first part of 2022.

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“When complete, there will be 265 accommodation modules providing 1000 beds as well as nine other services and operational buildings, all in fully landscaped surrounds.”

The facility will be used as part of Queensland’s quarantine network, which includes home quarantine.

Wagner Corporation Chairman John Wagner said the milestone of completing 130 accommodation modules was a major achievement for the company, local workers, contractors and suppliers.

“Completing 130 modules means we remain on-track to deliver the first stage of the quarantine facility as scheduled by the end of the year,” Wagner said.

“We have more than 400 local construction workers on site and their work will continue into the New Year so the facility’s second and final stage can be completed on schedule in the first quarter of 2022.”

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