You are invited to attend the next Townsville Industry Breakfast, 6 December 2016.
Come along and hear from project leaders on future work and business opportunities in North Queensland!
AT THIS EVENT, YOU WILL HEAR FROM…
Sean Hawkins, Director of Singapore Joint Development Implementation, Department of Defence will present on the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership initiative that will see increased access by the Singapore Armed Forces to Australian military training areas. The military training and training area development initiative includes a 25-year period for increased training area access and investment by the Singapore Government in expanding and enhancing Australia's military training areas. This initiative sees Singapore investing up to $2.25 billion on further developing Australian military training areas with approximately $1 billion to be invested in the North Queensland region from 2019 to 2026 and enduring business opportunities over the term of the agreement.
Senior Officers from Department of State Development will provide an update on the North Queensland Stadium project. The North Queensland Stadium project has commenced, with procurement for the Principal Design Consultant well underway and the expression of interest process for the Managing Contractor due to open by the end of the year. This update will provide information about upcoming key milestones, practical guidance on how local businesses can position themselves to participate and information on the minimum legislative and commercial obligations local businesses must meet to deliver on projects. The department is committed to ensuring local industry will be provided with full, fair and reasonable opportunities to tender for the North Queensland Stadium.
Kathy Danaher, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Sun Metals Corporation Pty Ltd, will be presenting. Sun Metals’ zinc refinery is the second largest single site user of electricity in Queensland and it is about to enter the brave new world of renewable energy by embarking on building a 100Mwac solar farm on its site. The solar farm will mainly feed the refinery and will be the biggest behind the grid meter connection of solar in Australia. Building large scale solar in Australia is still a labour intensive exercise and Kathy will present what the opportunities are for local suppliers to contribute to this world class facility.