Sector

Residential

Subsector

Community Housing

Client

Department of Housing & Public Works

Completed

2016

Team Leader

Paul De Jong

Architect

MMP Architects

Civil & Structural Engineer

ARUP

Services Engineer

Sequel Consulting Group

Hydraulic Engineer

Gilboy Hydraulic Solutions

Building Certifier

All Construction Approvals

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$8.2M

Project value

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59

Weeks to build

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16

Homes

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20

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.

Awards

2017 QMBA Awards Far North Queensland Medium Density up to 3 Storeys - over 5 Dwellings or Multiple Class 1 Dwellings

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Victoria Parade Units

Community Housing

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