Builders shortlisted for The Oasis Townsville project
The three local building companies named as select tenderers for the project are A Gabrielli Constructions, Paynters, and Woollam Constructions.
Minister for Communities Coralee O’Rourke today visited the site at 20 Darter St, Oonoonba with representatives from The Oasis Townsville and the three successful construction companies.
“It’s important for The Oasis Townsville to be built by local contractors to ensure it generates as many local jobs as possible,” Mrs O’Rourke said.
“Around 26 full-time equivalent jobs are expected to be created during the construction phase of this project, and we know many more ongoing jobs will be created once the centre is operating and delivering services.
“Local contractors can also deliver a facility that will respond to the specific needs of veterans in Townsville’s defence community.
“Around 15,000 ex-defence force personnel live in Townsville, with a further 500 locally based services personnel expected to discharge each year.
“I’m delighted to see this project get closer to fruition as I know it will be of enormous benefit to Townsville’s current and former ADF personnel.”
The State Government is providing up to $4.3 million towards the first phase of this project, which includes the refurbishment of the existing building at the corner of Darter and Colvin streets, Oonoonba.
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