'Can-do' attitudes needed in construction and property sectors
Published Wednesday, 27 June 2012 at 4:18pm
A 'can-do' attitude will help to shape the future of construction and property in Queensland.
Queensland's property and construction sector needs to remain grounded in a "can-do" culture, according to the state's assistant minister for planning reform.
Speaking after his first bi-monthly breakfast meeting with key members from Queensland's property and construction sectors yesterday morning (June 26), Ian Walker said that this hands-on approach is necessary to revitalise both industries in the sunshine state.
Representatives from the Queensland Master Builders Association, the Housing Industry Association and the Property Council of Australia were among the key players in attendance at the meeting, which focused on plans and strategies for upcoming industry policy changes.
Major construction projects - including the state government's Precinct Master Plan - have the potential to create jobs in Queensland and are generating a high level of interest from representatives in the building and construction sector.
Nearly 40 companies submitted a Registration of Interest (ROI) for the construction of a new office building at 1 William Street, which will house a mix of commercial office space, residential dwellings, entertainment facilities, hotels and retailers when it is complete.
Formal submissions, explained Queensland minister for housing and public works Bruce Flegg, will be invited in September, with construction work to begin shortly after.