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NQ Stadium

Jun 09, 2020
New attraction to add to stadium precinct’s glow

New attraction to add to stadium precinct’s glow

A ‘solar trees’ installation is planned for Townsville’s North Queensland Stadium precinct, with construction tipped to support scores of jobs. Treasurer Cameron Dick has announced $6.5 million in state funding for the beautification project, with Townsville City Council contributing $1.5 million. The project is expected to take nine months to complete, with construction kicking off...

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Feb 21, 2020
Progress on stadium link pathways

Progress on stadium link pathways

Construction work on the Little Fletcher Bridge pedestrian link has been completed in time for People’s Day at Townsville’s new Queensland Country Bank Stadium this weekend. The bridge will link the Stadium Precinct to the rest of the Townsville CBD as part of the new Townsville Waterfront Promenade. Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said it was… ...

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Dec 19, 2019
Delivery day for Townsville’s new stadium

Delivery day for Townsville’s new stadium

The newly named Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville has reached handover after a build of more than one million construction hours. The $293.5 million venue is now in the hands of owner Stadiums Queensland. Queensland Housing and Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni gave credit to the Townsville tradies and apprentices who had worked… ...

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Nov 08, 2019
Cranes cap off latest stage in NQ Stadium construction

Cranes cap off latest stage in NQ Stadium construction

The last of 36 roof trusses have been craned into place for the North Queensland Stadium’s Pandanus plant-inspired roof. Hi-tech UV-resistant Teflon-coated fabric is now being fitted over the peaked roof sections and is expected to be completed in December 2019. With the main stadium build works now more than 85 per cent complete, the… ...

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Sep 02, 2019
Stadium seating rolls out as project powers ahead

Stadium seating rolls out as project powers ahead

The first of 25,000 seats has been installed as construction on Townsville’s $290 million North Queensland Stadium project reaches its peak. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was joined by rugby league great Johnathan Thurston to mark the milestone, alongside Queensland Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni. Managing contractor Watpac has engaged Camatic Seating to build… ...

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Aug 29, 2019
Home turf another local effort in stadium build

Home turf another local effort in stadium build

Turf farmers Pat and Fabia Fortini, of Fortini Turf, are among the local suppliers gaining work from the North Queensland Stadium, now about 75 per cent complete. Townsville-based Mendi Group are coordinating the pitch works for the stadium and have engaged sports field specialists HG Sports Turf to design the pitch, supply the ‘ready-to-play’ technology… ...

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Jun 18, 2019
Roof goes up as NQ Stadium construction declared ‘on track’

Roof goes up as NQ Stadium construction declared ‘on track’

The North Queensland Stadium has hit another major construction milestone with the first of the new venue’s 36 roof trusses being lifted into place. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk inspected construction progress today with Federal Member for Herbert Philip Thompson, Member for Townsville Scott Stewart, Member for Thuringowa Aaron Harper as well as Mayor Jenny Hill. Ms… ...

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May 28, 2019
New Townsville stadium centre stage of procurement dispute

New Townsville stadium centre stage of procurement dispute

The new Townsville stadium is at centre stage in a dispute over what’s described as poorly implemented procurement policy. A rally of more than 4000 construction workers in Brisbane passed a resolution calling for an urgent inquiry into the failings of the state government’s much vaunted, ‘Best Practice Principles’. The policy had failed to deliver… ...

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May 08, 2019
Stadium footbridge link plans revealed

Stadium footbridge link plans revealed

A new $7.4 million new pedestrian bridge will provide improved access to North Queensland Stadium in Townsville’s city centre under a State program. Plans for the Reid Park Active Transport Bridge and a $2.35 million Magnetic Island Forts Junction Hub upgrade were revealed today. They will be funded through the Palaszczuk Government’s $40 million Growth… ...

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