Restriction on Comm Games contractor won’t affect Athletes Village handover

A restriction slapped on the contractor responsible for building the Athletes Village for next year’s Commonwealth Games, won’t hold up the project.

Queensland’s construction watchdog has imposed restrictions on the building licence of Grocon, one of the key contractors for the Games.

Grocon is in charge of delivering the Athletes Village project, near Griffith University.


It is due to be handed over to GOLDOC, the Games Authority, in early October.

In a brief statement, the Office of Commonwealth Games said the completion of the village will not be affected by the imposition of the restrictions on Grocon’s building licence.

We have been advised the QBCC decision will not impact on Grocon’s delivery of the Parklands project.
The project remains on track for handover to GOLDOC in early October.”

While the Queensland Building and Construction Commission restriction remains in place, Grocon is forbidden to provide tenders or quotes, or enter into any new contracts.

Last month Grocon agreed to pay more than $1 million to unpaid workers after sub-contractor Ware Building went into liquidation.