Construction conference shines spotlight on regional Queensland

Construction conference shines spotlight on regional Queensland

Construction conference shines spotlight on regional Queensland

24 August 2011

Some of the country’s major mining, resources and construction companies are expected to gather at the 11th annual McCullough Robertson construction conference in Yeppoon from 25-26 August 2011.

Construction industry specialist and Partner at McCullough Robertson, Brad McCosker said continued growth in the resources sector was boosting construction and infrastructure development in regional Queensland.

'Queensland’s construction industry continues to grow, despite the challenges posed by this year’s natural disasters and uncertainty in economic and regulatory areas,' Mr McCosker said.

'We are seeing particular strength in the regions, driven by the mining and resources boom and reconstruction activities in a number of local shires'

'There are challenges associated with growth including the labour shortage in some regions, which I’m sure will be a topic of conversation.'

Over 160 delegates will be attending from mining companies, engineering firms, major construction and contracting companies as well representatives from State Government agencies and various Local Government Authorities.

'It’s encouraging to see such strong interest in the conference which will examine issues including the implications of adverse weather conditions, tendering and evaluation procedures, procurement, liquidated damages and risk,' Mr McCosker said.

'We have one of the biggest construction related legal teams in the state and we’re committed to supporting continuous improvement.'

'The ability to adapt to changing circumstances and pressures, including rising operating costs and new legislation is important is we are going to see the ongoing contribution to the economy from this important sector.'

The conference will be held at the Capricorn Resort Yeppoon.  McCullough Robertson speakers at the conference include Brad McCosker and other partners Bill Morrissey, Darren White and Matt Bradbury.  Guest speakers comprise Allen Dickson of Snowy Hydro Limited and former Australian Wallaby Tim Horan.

Further information

For more information contact: Kristie Fankhauser on +61 7 3233 8876.


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