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Builders asked to register interest in aquatic centre

Builders asked to register interest in aquatic centre

Changes could create jobs in Queensland

Builders throughout Queensland are being asked to register their interest in the redevelopment of an aquatic centre in the state.

Jann Stuckey, minister for tourism, major events, small business and the Commonwealth Games, identified that the government is currently seeking registrations of interest.

Minister Stuckey noted that this was consistent with the government’s approach of seeing whether or not it is feasible to redevelop the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.

“By taking this action, the government will be able to move forward quickly with the redevelopment if the decision is taken to do so,” she commented.

If the project should be allowed to go ahead, there is potential for jobs in Queensland to be created in the building sector.

The process will get underway by the government making initial contact with 26 firms on the Public Works Contract Register, which will be invited to show their interest in the project.

Following this, a shortlist of builders will be asked to tender for the work.

The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre is located three kilometres north of Surfers Paradise and features a 50-metre outdoor Olympic-sized pool.

Other features include a diving pool, training area and children’s aquatic playground, making it an important facility for people of all ages in the local area.

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