The construction of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) has led to more than $73 million in contracts awarded. 500 workers are working on-site, with 68,000 hours already worked as part of this major project by local subcontractors and industries.
The Queensland Government’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan is an ambitious $175 million project that will go towards revitalizing the Queensland economy.
Lendlease has completed its external work and will soon be ready to install the two cranes on site, which can lift 12 tonnes. Other major construction activities include large concrete pours that are continuing with finalizing the foundation for the new facility as well as connecting it with the old QPAC building. The site team also did some basement slab-pouring where they created space before moving onto bigger tasks such as installing trusses in order to build the Auditorium roof!
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk toured the construction site for a new 1500-capacity theater at Queensland Performing Arts Centre and inspected some of the first floors that are starting to take shape.
Queensland Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch has said that the arts are very important for economic recovery, contributing $8.5 billion and supporting 92,000 jobs in Queensland each year!
The new Lendlease Building in Queensland will set a benchmark for construction innovation. The Department of Energy and Public Works is overseeing the delivery of a new state-of-the-art theatre in Brisbane. The Major Projects team will be managing this project on behalf of QPAC, as well as Arts Queensland who was initially awarded Lendlease to design it!
The Department of Energy and Public Works’ Major Projects team is managing the delivery of a theatre, on behalf of QPAC and Arts Queensland. The contract with Lendlease will be managed by them as well!