5 February 2024
Southern Downs Regional Council has received notification that the contractor for the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery and Library Expansion Project has encountered significant financial challenges due to continued hard economic conditions in the Queensland building industry.
Council’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Leon Love said: “There are contract matters to work through with the builder, which Council will do. While Council remains under contract with the builder, careful considerations are being applied to contingency plans to ensure that any time in transition is minimised.
“Council is focused on the project’s timely completion and quality while ensuring local subcontractors are treated fairly.
“Regular updates will be made as we progress this matter.”