Building contracts on offer in north

Housing minister Mick De Brenni.
Housing minister Mick De Brenni.

The state government wants eligible construction companies to tender for construction of government housing in Richmond, Winton and Hughenden.  

Housing minister Mick de Brenni said that this project was part of $168.5m in upgraded government employee housing. “This provides construction industry jobs and helps bring doctors, nurses, teachers and police into rural and regional communities,” he said. 

Mr de Brenni said work would be available for carpenters, electricians, plumbers, concreters, glaziers, and cabinet makers with three contracts including the construction of a new government employee house in Winton and duplex apartments in Hughenden and Richmond.

The Winton build is for a four-bedroom house, while the Richmond and Hughenden jobs is for two- and three-bedroom duplexes.

“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,” Mr de Brenni said.

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