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    Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    Tuesday, April 04, 2017

    “Jewel” construction project ramps up with 2,500 Gold Coast jobs

    Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    Tuesday, April 04, 2017

    “Jewel” construction project ramps up with 2,500 Gold Coast jobs

    Employment Minister Grace Grace today met with some of the 2,500 workers who will gain jobs and employment opportunities through the $1 billion “Jewel” residential tower project on the Gold Coast. 

    Ms Grace marked an important milestone at the Surfers Paradise construction site, with the pouring of a concrete slab signaling the completion of the ground floor of all three residential towers.

    “The Jewel project will create more than 2,500 local jobs during construction and into its operation,” Ms Grace said.

    “It’s delivering a major boost to the Gold Coast economy, with local residents and businesses the biggest winners. 

    “The project supports the local community by choosing local workers first, and supporting local suppliers wherever possible. 

    “The concrete is being sourced from local supplier Hymix, with another local business Newmann Steel supplying the steel for the project. 

    “This is about harnessing the benefits of the project for local workers, businesses and residents, which is a great outcome all round for the Gold Coast.” 

    Ms Grace said Jewel was the first major development on the Gold Coast since the global financial crisis and the first absolute beachfront hotel on the glitter strip in 30 years. 

    “It’s also been locally designed by Gold Coast architect Barry Lee, of DBI Design, and is being built by Australian construction company Brookfield Multiplex,” she said.

    “When complete, Jewel will be Australia’s largest hotel and residential complex - a massive vote of confidence in the Gold Coast and its economy. 

    “Local workers and jobseekers and jobseekers will benefit immensely as construction ramps up and the project builds towards completion in 2019.” 

    Media contact: Martin Philip 0427 919 548