The early works package for the Capricorna Correctional Centre will be awarded soon, with Corrective Services Minister Mark Ryan revealing that 5 unannounced local companies have been invited to submit tenders for the project.
“The Palaszczuk Government has moved quickly in the wake of the $200 million announcement to expand the prison infrastructure and create more jobs for the region,” Minister Ryan said.
“The Department of Housing and Public Works is working closely with Corrective Services and has selected five local companies to tender for the early works at the Rockhampton prison which is excellent news for Central Queensland.”
The companies sit on a whole-of-Government register of pre-qualified building consultants and contractors who are eligible to undertake a project of this value.
Member for Rockhampton Bill Byrne stated all five companies have offices in and around the Rockhampton area, with one in Gladstone.
“We are getting on with the job. As soon as the money was made available, Queensland Corrective Services began all the preparations required to get a project of this magnitude off the ground,” Mr Byrne said.
Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga stated that the initial works involve extending the staff car park and installing shade sails.
“This is a tangible sign that the project is ‘go’. The car park expansion was part of the Premier’s $200 million commitment to the centre and we fully expect that works will begin on site in August,” Ms Lauga said.
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