Outback Queensland Companies Call

The State Government has called on eligible construction companies to tender for the construction of new government employee housing in Richmond, Winton and Hughenden.

House constructionMinister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni says that this project was part of the $168.5 million investment announced in this year’s budget in new and upgraded government employee housing across Queensland.

Mr de Brenni says work would be available for a range of trades, including such as carpenters, electricians, plumbers, concreters, glaziers, and cabinet makers.

“There are three separate contracts on offer, including include the construction of a new government employee house in Winton and duplex apartments in Hughenden and Richmond.”

The Winton build will involve the construction of a four-bedroom house, while the Richmond and Hughenden jobs will involve building two- and three-bedroom duplexes.

The Minister says he believes that government construction work should go to local businesses wherever feasible.

“So I’d encourage every eligible local company to put their hand up and get a tender in.”

For further information on how to become registered for Queensland Government building and construction work, phone 3008 3392 or visit www.qld.gov.au/gov/building-services