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    Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Sport
    The Honourable Mick de Brenni

    Housing Construction Jobs Program open for business in Brisbane

    Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Sport
    The Honourable Mick de Brenni

    Monday, June 19, 2017

    Housing Construction Jobs Program open for business in Brisbane

    Brisbane builders, developers and community housing providers are invited to attend a business briefing session to find out how to be part of building new social and affordable housing projects in the region.

    Member for Bulimba Di Farmer said the Housing Construction Jobs program, part of the Palaszczuk Government's $1.8 billion Queensland Housing Strategy, would see a range of opportunities on offer for local builders and tradies.

    “Expressions of Interest are now open until July 31, and I’d encourage small, medium and large businesses to get onto the Q Tenders website and get involved,” Ms Farmer said.

    “The Department of Housing and Public Works will host a business briefing event at the Colmslie Hotel on Tuesday June 20, with sessions for developers, builders, community housing providers and tradespeople.

    “The morning session will talk about how builders, developers and community housing providers can partner with government to deliver a range of housing solutions, and the evening session will take tradies through the process of registering for government work.”

    Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said the $1.8 billion Queensland Housing Strategy investment will see over 5000 new homes built over ten years, with 684 to be built in Brisbane.

    “This construction will support 125 full time jobs per year, and I want to see those jobs go to local tradies and builders wherever possible,” Mr de Brenni said.

    “The Housing Construction Jobs Program will deliver a strong pipeline of work that will help support the residential construction industry right across the state and offer jobs for local tradies.

    “Projects include state-owned sites ready for immediate construction, identified private sector projects with development approvals in place, and precinct based development opportunities.”

    Ms Farmer said there were projects on offer for businesses of every size.

    “Whether your business is building small detached homes, or large scale developments, there’s work to be had – so come along to a session and find out how to be involved.

    The Brisbane Housing Strategy Roadshow sessions will be held on Tuesday June 20 at the Colmslie Hotel, Wynnum Road, Morningside.

    To register for a Housing Strategy Roadshow session, visit http://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/housingstrategy/Events

    To download EOI documents or find out more about tenders on offer, visit Q Tenders at https://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/qtenders

    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

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