Nearly 200 people have attended council’s first Sunshine Coast University Hospital tendering information session at the Big Pineapple.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said council is keen to have as many of the Coast’s trades people and businesses as possible get work on the project.
“We want locals to have the opportunity to compete for the work which will flow from this huge project,” Mayor Mark Jamieson said.
“Obviously there are no guarantees, but we want to encourage all businesses and individuals to find out how they can get involved.
“It’s not just about construction contracts either – the state government will give local suppliers the chance to bid to outfit the hospital and surrounding health facilities, maintain the buildings and provide food, laundry and cleaning services.
“This project will generate more than a million dollars a day for our economy over the next five years, and we want locals to share in that investment.
“The construction of the hospital is a critically important part of our goal to make this region economically sustainable.”
There are still three more workshops to be held:
- Tuesday 14 August – Lake Kawana Community Centre
- Thursday 16 August – Beerwah Community Centre
- Monday, 20 August – Australis Noosa Lakes Resort, Tewantin
There will also be representatives from Lend Lease and Stockland at these sessions to provide an overview of the University Hospital project and key timelines.
Go to the council website, www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and click on the “new hospital project” link.