Skip links and keyboard navigation

    Media Statements

    Coat of ArmsMedia Release
    Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Sport
    The Honourable Mick de Brenni

    Mackay companies called to tender for fire hydrant upgrades

    Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Sport
    The Honourable Mick de Brenni

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Mackay companies called to tender for fire hydrant upgrades

    The Palaszczuk Government is calling on local businesses to tender to carry out fire hydrant system upgrades at Pioneer State High School under the Queensland Government’s new procurement strategy.

    Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert said the Buy Queensland policy, which came into effect on 1 September 2017, was fantastic news for local businesses looking to tender for the works.

    “From talking with business owners in our local community, I know there are many businesses out there who are doing it tough.

    “That’s why Buy Queensland is so good for local business. Mackay businesses should have every opportunity to tender for and win government contracts, so that their businesses can grow and employ more local workers.

    “I really encourage any local businesses who have the capacity to do the work to put their hand up and get a bid in.”

    Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said Buy Queensland will make a real difference to the lives of every Queenslander.

    “But that is only a part of the picture. The Buy Queensland strategy will directly benefit the local community because it ensures that ‘local’ actually means local,” he said.

    “When the Queensland Government spends taxpayers’ money on a government contract, we want that money to stay in the local community, helping local businesses to grow and supporting employment for local workers and apprentices.

    "By harnessing this investment in local business and local communities, we are providing people with the confidence to invest in new equipment and hire more staff.”

    For further information on how to become registered for Queensland Government building and construction work, phone 3008 3392 or visit www.qld.gov.au/gov/building-services

    [ENDS]

    Media contact: Cat Milton 0410 644 113