City contractors help Pavillions

GLADSTONE contractors will boost the workforce of 170 people working to complete the first part of the $62 million Pavillion on 1770 project at Agnes Water by later this year.

Construction manager for JM Kelly Project Builders John Murphy said about 90 per cent of subcontractors were being sourced from Gladstone and Agnes Water, with others coming from Bundaberg and Rockhampton.

Mr Murphy said because the job was "a fair distance form Gladstone'', a precast concrete construction was being used because of its efficiency and because of rising labour and formwork costs.

JM Kelly is 20 weeks into the contract for the initial 35 apartments expected to be completed this year, with the remaining 43 to be handed over by May 2006.

Four separate buildings of the resort are rising at the same time.

Workers have three buildings up to the second level of the three storey project, and a fourth is up to standing tilt-up wall panels on its basement level.

Pavillions on 1770 is the brainchild of former athletes Grant and Lisa Kenny and their company, CKG Properties.

Mr Kenny said the sales success of Pavillions indicated that the Town of 1770 was living up to the expectations of the new Noosa. Pavillions will be connected to the beach by a private bridge.

The entire project is expected to be completed by May 2006.

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