North Queensland Stadium – raising the profile of the Townsville Region
The Queensland and Federal Governments and Townsville City Council supported by the NRL and NQ Cowboys are joining forces to undertake the construction of a 25,000-seat capacity multi-purpose regional stadium. Costing $250M, its doors will be open for the start of the NRL season in 2020.
The joint venture partners cite the benefits of this milestone project as:
· Expanding NQ infrastructure
· Supporting jobs and flow-on economic benefits
· Fostering urban regeneration and enhanced liveability
The stadium has been designed to deliver exceptional event-day experiences while catering to the tropical climate and taking advantage of its prime riverfront location in the shadow of that pink granite monolith, Castle Hill.
Local construction group, Watpac, have been appointed managing contractor and expect to engage more than 2,000 people across the design and construction phases. They have committed to local industry participation and Indigenous engagement plans which will provide vital job and training opportunities in the region.
BSF, a Queensland-owned and operated business of long standing with extensive stadia construction experience (Suncorp, Gabba, Metricon & Skilled among the more prominent) and a considerable body of work in Townsville (Townsville Army Aviation Works, Lavarack Barracks & Townsville International Airport Terminal), has been invited to construct the vast and complex architectural roof featuring a mammoth 2,500 tonne of steel.