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

    Local glazing companies called to tender for refurbishment works in Greenslopes

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

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    Local glazing companies called to tender for refurbishment works in Greenslopes

    The Palaszczuk Government has called on local glaziers to tender for refurbishment works at a social housing complex for seniors in Greenslopes.

    Member for Greenslopes Joe Kelly said the Buy Queensland policy, which came into effect on 1 September 2017, was fantastic news for local businesses looking to tender for the project, which includes replacing windows, doors and security screens to 63 studio units.

    "This is another way the Palaszczuk Government is creating more local jobs," Mr Kelly said.

    “This apartment complex has been a part of the local neighbourhood for some years now, so we’re undertaking a multi-million-dollar facelift of the complex to improve its overall appearance and amenity for tenants."

    “The project will be undertaken in stages, and for this tender we’re looking for a local business who can replace existing louvres with security screens and sliding windows to improve ventilation.

    “This is an exciting opportunity for a local business and I encourage all eligible glazing businesses with an office in Brisbane to put in a tender for this project.”

    Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said the refurbishment project also included upgrading the wardrobes inside each unit, updating the complex’s façade and increasing carpark spaces from 13 to 21.

    “The refurbishment will be undertaken in stages and early site works are expected to start later this month to prepare the site,” Mr de Brenni said.

    “The Palaszczuk Government’s new Procurement Strategy 2017 Backing Queensland Jobs, which came into effect on 1 September 2017, focuses on local jobs and opportunities.

    “By ensuring local businesses get increased opportunities to bid for and win government contracts, this strategy will help local businesses to grow and support employment for local workers and apprentices."

    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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