Businesses urged to jump on board the supply train

Burdekin businesses can learn how to jump on board the North Queensland Stadium supply train at the inaugural Burdekin Industry Breakfast on February 22.

Burdekin Shire Council, in partnership with the Ayr and Home Hill Chambers of Commerce, is hosting the event which will update Burdekin businesses on infrastructure projects and new business opportunities in the Townsville region.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council had identified a number of opportunities from which Burdekin business could benefit.

“We will have representatives from the Department of State Development address the breakfast on the North Queensland Stadium and the Back to Work Funding Program,” she said.

“There are plenty of opportunities with the Townsville Stadium project for businesses in aluminium window and door manufacturing, supplying carpet and vinyl, hydraulic services, joinery, painting, tiling, traffic control, signage, metalwork, to name a few.

“To take advantage of these opportunities it is extremely important for businesses to have a capability statement and these will also be explained at the breakfast.”

Cr McLaughlin said there would also be a presentation from Downer, project directors of the Clare Solar Farm.

“Downer will have opportunities for businesses including manufacturing, electrical, site and construction works, fencing, house cleaning, catering and security,” she said.

“This company has indicated to Council that it is willing to work with as many local businesses as possible.”

The inaugural Burdekin Industry Breakfast will be held at the Burdekin Theatre, Ayr, on Wednesday, February 22 from 7am-8.30am. Cost is $10 and breakfast will be provided. Bookings must be made by Friday, February 17, for catering purposes.

To make a booking, or for more information about the event, please call the Burdekin Shire Council on 4783 9800.

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