ConstructionQ gets underway in Queensland
Queensland is gearing up for a strengthened construction industry, with the initial stage of the state government's ConstructionQ initiative commencing, according to Minister for Housing and Public Works, Tim Mander.
A construction industry that's ready to respond to housing demands will certainly please home buyers, particularly in areas where demand is high.
Thanks to competitive home mortgage rates, many Australians are jumping aboard the property train. However, if the tracks aren't set in the right direction, many will miss out on securing the ideal home, apartment or townhouse.
"The construction industry employs around a quarter of a million Queenslanders and is worth around $60 billion to the economy each year," Mr Mander explained.
The ConstructionQ initiative began with 75 industry leaders gathering for a workshop.
"The workshop raised a number of issues including the need for greater collaboration between industry participants around things like education, training and workforce capability and the need to embrace technology to remain competitive on a global scale," Mr Mander noted.
A wide pool of individuals involved in the Queensland construction industry were consulted, from architects and builders to engineers and urban planners.
The goal of the workshop was to highlight core themes that can then be presented at the ConstructionQ forum, which is set to be held later in September.
At the forum, close to 350 industry representatives will discuss these themes and come up with a vision for the next 30 years.
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