How Ipswich businesses can cash in on major projects

Ipswich will next week host a major industry briefing for local businesses hoping to get a foot in the door with the new Star Entertainment precinct and Brisbane Airport Corporation.

Ipswich City Council is working with the Ipswich and Greater Springfield Chambers of Commerce to host the 3 May event at Metro Hotel Ipswich International.

Star Entertainment Group (Star) and Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) will brief the local business community about opportunities arising from the Queen’s Wharf and Airport infrastructure projects.

Economic Development spokesman Councillor Paul Tully said it was a unique chance for businesses to hear firsthand how they could get involved in the potential supplier chain, trading and training opportunities with these major projects.

“Both are multi-billion-dollar projects with significant opportunities for Ipswich businesses to get a slice of the action,” Cr Tully said.

“Both Star and BAC desire to buy local, employ local, and offer guests uniquely local and authentic experiences.

“The joint council-chambers seminar will provide information about how to enter the supply chain and provide insight in to the bidding process for related projects.”

The Queen’s Wharf project will have resorts, casinos, hotels and shopping malls and will transform the Brisbane CBD.

The second airport runway will see passenger terminals development, new industry park and an auto mall project.

Both will include numerous opportunities for food, retail and tourism operations.

“The industry briefing will provide essential background information about how your business could do business with Star and BAC. It is an opportunity not to be missed,” Cr Tully said.

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