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Ausco Modular Townsville apprentices Elisabeth Matters and Fred McGilvary
9 March 2020

Ausco Townsville Apprentices Help Complete Stage One of Drive IT NQ Development

Ausco Modular's Townsville-based carpentry apprentices Elisabeth Matters and Fred McGilvary have gained valuable experience working on stage one of the Drive It North Queensland development project.

A $22 million dedicated motorsport and driver training facility at Calcium is underway and will include an off-road dirt track, speedway and 3km circuit.

Ausco's Townsville modular construction team recently supplied the first stage of the development, building a 12x6 training room and amenities facility.


Ausco Modular Townsville apprentices Elisabeth Matters and Fred McGilvary


Elisabeth and Fred assisted Ausco's on-site installation team and received plenty of praise for their can-do attitudes and willingness to learn.

“I recently started my apprenticeship so this was my first experience on a project site," said Elisabeth. 

"The team was really supportive and I’m excited to learn more.”

Ausco Manufacturing Manager Craig Canning has praised Drive It NQ for their support of Ausco's apprentices. 

“Through this whole process, Drive It has shown an innovative approach and an enthusiasm to support Ausco Modular’s apprentices.”

Fred, who is nearing the completion of his carpentry qualification, was also appreciative of the experience.

“To work on a large-scale community project like this one with Drive It has created stepping stones for my learning.”

The Drive It stage one development is due to be functional by mid-2020.


Images and content courtesy of the Townsville Bulletin.