Thursday Island, QLD
Weeks to build
Local Indigenous workers
The Victoria Parade Residences on Thursday Island is a project that reflects Hutchies’ dedication to building quality residential developments in remote communities. The build consisted of 16 two bedroom units across 3 storeys, constructed on a 2,782m2 block situated behind two independent single storey residences
Thursday Island is one of Queensland’s most remote locations, with a primarily Torres Strait Islander population of around 2000 people. Hutchies has been constructing projects for the local Torres Strait community on Thursday Island since 2008, fundamentally shaping the built landscape of the island for almost 10 years.
Delivered through a collaborative Design & Construct partnership with the Queensland Government, this project was an achievement for all involved, providing excellent opportunities for employment and investment into the local economy.
With a project of this significance, it was expected that Hutchies committed to incorporating Indigenous business targets in our approach to building this development. Hutchies exceeded the requirement of Indigenous inclusion by almost three-fold. This target was met much sooner than anticipated, just half way through the project’s construction programme. The project employed more than 20 local Indigenous workers, contributing more than 5,400 Indigenous employed hours and generating in excess of $1.2M of local Indigenous business investment and procurement.