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Advocacy Alert: Papua New Guinea Business Delegation

Townsville Enterprise, Townsville City Council and the Townsville Chamber of Commerce invite you to be a part of the Townsville North Queensland Business Delegation to Papua New Gu...

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2004

Business Delegation to Papua New Guinea

Townsville Enterprise, Townsville City Council and Townsville Chamber of Commerce are partnering to offer Townsville North Queensland businesses the opportunity to join a business ...

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704

Instagrammers taking over the region

This weekend will see epic images of the Townsville North Queensland region beamed across social media as two Instameets take place. Digital influencers and local Instagrammers wi...

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404

Edutourism Funding Announced

The Queensland Government has announced they will co-fund a Townsville Enterprise led initiative to attract more international students to the Townsville North Queensland region. ...

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2003

Taking Townsville North Queensland to the South East

Townsville Enterprise will be taking the Capital of Northern Australia to Brisbane in an effort to showcase the region’s economic progress and potential, as well as connectin...

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1503

Townsville to host Australian Closed & National Graded Squash Championships

This year sees the return of the Australian Closed Championships, a national tournament open to Australian players at the highest standard of squash. The Australian Closed is a cha...

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1403

Advocacy Alert: Support to relocate Government bodies to regional centres

Townsville Enterprise has provided a submission to the Federal Government in support of the relocation of Government bodies to regional areas. Townsville Enterprise’s formal...

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803

Advocacy Alert: Economic Impact of Proposed Sun Metals Expansion

An AEC report, commissioned by Townsville Enterprise in partnership with Sun Metals, confirms the refinery’s vital contribution to the local, state and national economies, as...

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603

Advocacy Alert: City Leaders to visit PNG

Townsville Enterprise, Townsville City Council and Townsville Airport are pleased to announce that the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, the Hon Peter O'Neill be will joining May...

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2402

Townsville North Queensland Destination Marketing Campaign

The launch of the new Townsville North Queensland destination commercial has been met with an overwhelmingly positive response from not only the local community, but across Austral...

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2402

Townsville to host Junior State Touch Football Championships

Townsville has today been announced as the host venue for the 2017 Junior State Touch Football Championships. The annual three-day carnival brings together more than 500 junior pl...

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Advocacy Alert: Tigerair connects Melbourne to Townsville

It was announced today that Tiger Airways will operate four weekly return flights between Townsville and Melbourne commencing Thursday 22 June 2017. Today is a day to not just cele...

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2102

Entertainment Guru Confident in Townsville

Australian entertainment lynchpin, Michael Chugg, Chairman of Chugg Entertainment met with Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill and Townsville Enterprise yesterday to express his confidence...

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2002

Member Alert: Board Director Resigns

Townsville Enterprise wishes to advise that Mr Laurence Lancini has resigned from the Board after 11 years of service. Mr Lancini’s decision comes off the back of his recent...

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2002

Advocacy Alert: Positive Step Forward For Cooperative Research Centre

Minister for Northern Australia, Senator Matt Canavan was in Townsville today to announce the Board for the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia. Th...

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1702

Advocacy Alert: Native Title Amendment

Yesterday the Federal Government passed the Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017 through the House of Representatives. If this Bill is pushed through ...

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ADVOCACY ALERT: Mayor Highlights Strong Role For Townsville Enterprise In New City Vision Document

Council’s decision to enlist the expertise of iconic advertising company, Pure Projects, to develop a masterplan to help transform Townsville into a nationally and internatio...

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Townsville partners with regions to market “Boutique Queensland” experience

Townsville Enterprise has partnered with the Mackay and Toowoomba regions to market a collaborated “Boutique Queensland” experience at the Asia-Pacific Incentives and M...

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Industry Capability Network: More than just Stadium jobs

Townsville Enterprise has partnered with key industry advocacy groups to provide local suppliers, businesses and sub-contractors insight into the pre-registration process supportiv...

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2112

Spartan Race Preparations Ramp Up

The local promoting team behind bringing adventure obstacle course, Spartan Race Australia, to Townsville in 2017, have kept the momentum rolling with Spartan Race Director Paul Ha...

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2012

Employment Opportunities Presented at Adani Roadshow

Townsville Enterprise is supporting the Bowen Basin Mining Club and Adani Australia to bring the Adani Supplier Roadshow to Townsville on 25 January 2017. Adani representatives wi...

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2012

Local Emerging Leaders Involved in Stadium Design

Two graduates from the Townsville Enterprise Emerging Leaders Program have today been announced as consultants chosen to work with the Principal Designer on the North Queensland St...

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1912

Local Committee Strengthening Singapore Opportunities

A committee made up of key Townsville North Queensland leaders has recently been established to explore specific economic development opportunities and partnerships between Singapo...

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Community Access to Local Economic Information

Townsville Enterprise, in collaboration with AEC Group, is today launching the inaugural Townsville North Queensland Quarterly Economic Snapshot. The 12 page document, released at...

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Advocacy Alert: PNG Direct Flights Secured

Yesterday afternoon, Air Niugini Chairman, Sir Frederick Reiher, officially announced that Air Niugini will operate direct flights between Townsville and Port Moresby, Papua New Gu...

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912

Advocacy Alert: Townsville City Deal Signed

Today history was made not just for Townsville, but for Australia. Today marked the official signing of the landmark City Deal between Townsville and State and Federal Governments...

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812

Hell’s Gate Dam Feasibility Study Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest (EOI) opened today to appoint a suitably qualified firm to conduct the Hell’s Gate Dam Feasibility Study, managed by Townsville Enterprise. The Feasi...

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Townsville North Queensland Secures Adani Regional Headquarters

Following years of advocacy by Townsville Enterprise, Townsville City Council and regional stakeholders, the project that Townsville North Queensland has been waiting for is now a ...

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512

Advocacy Alert: Adani Project Reaches Final Approval Milestone

The $21 billion Adani Mine, Rail and Port Project has secured its final major State and Federal Government approval this week confirming this project will now definitely turn sod i...

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Tourism & Events Industry Driving Local Economy

Townsville has recorded continued growth in Domestic and International Tourism Visitation and Expenditure in the year ending June 2016. Townsville received an increase of 26.1% in...

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112

Milestone for Fantasea Cruising

Fantasea Cruising Magnetic will tomorrow celebrate parent company Riverside Marine’s 90th year anniversary with a Sunset Gala Cruise around Cleveland Bay on-board the Fantase...

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112

Advocacy Alert: Promising Signs for Adani Project

In what is a significant step forward for regional Queensland jobs growth, Adani Chairman, Guatam Adani, will visit Townsville next week to discuss the Carmichael Mine, Rail and Po...

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2016 AGM - CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

Distinguished guests, This year Townsville Enterprise reached its 25 year milestone, but I truly believe that what we have experienced over the last 12 months is on a whole differ...

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2016 AGM - CEO'S REPORT

When we were created 25 years ago, the mantra of Townsville Enterprise was to harness the power, influence and intellect of our key stakeholders and community to set the agenda. Th...

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Advocacy Alert: Court Dismisses Cases Against Adani

Two more challenges brought against Adani's proposed Carmichael Mine, Rail and Port Project were dismissed in the Brisbane Supreme Court today. The legal disputes were against the...

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Townsville North Queensland Tourism Award Winners

Townsville North Queensland businesses, events and identities were tonight recognised as leaders in their field at the 2016 Townsville North Queensland Excellence in Tourism and Ev...

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Peter Beattie to Inform Townsville of Commonwealth Games Opportunities

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Chairman, Peter Beattie AC, will be visiting Townsville this month to inform the local business community about the opportunities the Games can d...

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1711

Mountain Bike Australia Receives State Funding Towards Townsville Festival

Mountain Bike Australia has successfully secured $195,000 in funding through the Queensland Government’s State Development Program which will assist in the delivery of the To...

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Awards for Townsville at Queensland Tourism Awards

Townsville Enterprise’s Volunteer Program and the Grand Hotel and Apartments Townsville are the only two Townsville businesses to take out awards at this year’s Queensl...

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Electric Vehicle Expansion in Townsville North Queensland

The Queensland Government is currently looking at ways to increase the uptake of electric vehicles (EV) in North Queensland. As a part of the EV Strategy (to be announced in early ...

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ADVOCACY ALERT: Positive News for Jobs in Townsville North Queensland

This afternoon the Queensland Parliament debated the Environmental Protection (Underground Water Management) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016. The bill now provides the l...

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ADVOCACY ALERT: Edutourism Representative Appointed to Student Advisory Group

Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium Director, and Edutourism committee member, Fred Nucifora, was today appointed to the Student Advisory Group for Trade and Investment Queensland'...

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ADVOCACY ALERT: Singapore Partnership Round Table Discussion

Last Thursday, local business representatives met with Brigadier Tim Bayliss, Program Manager Singapore Joint Development Implementation, Department of Defence, to discuss the Trai...

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Instameet Showcasing Charters Towers Natural Beauty

This weekend, Townsville Enterprise in partnership with the Townsville Airport will be conducting an Instameet in Charters Towers, beaming the outback destination to social media f...

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Unique Campaign Supporting Local Tourism

Townsville Enterprise and Paradise Outdoor Advertising have partnered to deliver four new billboards south of Billabong Sanctuary encouraging visitors to access Townsville’s ...

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2610

No More Delays on Adani's Galilee Project

A letter advertisement will be published in the Townsville Bulletin, the Courier Mail and regional newspapers tomorrow calling on Governments and Oppositions to end delays and get ...

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State Government Support on Feasibility Study Welcomed

Townsville Enterprise welcomes the State Government’s establishment of financial mechanism structures assisting the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund for Queensl...

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ADVOCACY ALERT - Seven Local Companies Shortlisted for Stadium Contracts

Minister for State Development, Dr Anthony Lynham, announced today that an additional seven North Queensland companies have been shortlisted to either be appointed as the quantity ...

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ADVOCACY ALERT - Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between Australia and Singapore

Townsville Enterprise, Townsville Chamber of Commerce and Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill joined the Australian Defence Minister Hon Marise Payne and Singapore Defence Minister Dr Ng E...

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ADVOCACY ALERT - Premier Declares Adani Project as "Critical Infrastructure"

The Palaszczuk Government's recent announcement declaring Adani's Carmichael Coal and Rail Project as "critical infrastructure" is one of the Premier's strongest displays of commit...

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710

QLD Premier Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP - Townsville CEDA Address

QUEENSLAND PREMIER HON ANNASTACIA PALASZCZUK MP - CEDA ADDRESSRYDGES HOTEL, TOWNSVILLELadies and Gentlemen.Can I start by welcoming the commitment of Sun Metals - and its pare...

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ADVOCACY ALERT - Premier's Visit Summary

Queensland Premier Hon. Annastasia Palaszczuk and her Cabinet's visit to Townsville this week has delivered significant announcements at a necessary&n...

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Sun Metals CEO - Yun Choi CEDA Speech

Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) Speech Transcript I would like to first thank CEDA and Ms Kyl Murphy for this wonderful opportunity. I would also like to w...

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Carnival Impressed with Townsville Cruise Products

Last week Townsville Enterprise hosted Carnival Australia’s Destination Director Michael Mihajlov and Director – Port Operations Paul Misfsud for a four day famil selli...

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3009

Jobs the Top Priority for Premier Palaszczuk Meeting

Townsville Enterprise will be meeting with the Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk and members of her Cabinet on Tuesday to discuss a range of significant issues impacting the Townsville re...

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2709

Trade and Investment Queensland Commissioners Business Dinners

Townsville North Queensland local businesses have a rare opportunity to directly discuss overseas trade and investment prospects for their business, when 11 Trade and Investment Co...

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2009

Townsville North Queensland Excellence in Tourism and Events Nominations

Award nominations open tomorrow for the 2016 Townsville North Queensland Excellence in Tourism and Events Celebrations. The event has been established to recognise and foster exce...

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1309

Minister Kate Jones Wears Townsville Designs

Queensland Tourism & Major Events Minister, Kate Jones, was photographed today wearing an outfit designed by Townsville local designer, Tyler Giudes. Minister Jones has since ...

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Bid Fund Lures September Events to Townsville

Three separate State and National events will take place in Townsville during September, following successful bids by the Townsville Enterprise Bid Fund. The Taxi Council Queensla...

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3108

Consecutive Growth Years for Townsville Tourism

The latest International Visitor Survey (IVS) shows two years of consecutive growth in tourism spending from international visitors to Townsville with an increase of 37.2% which eq...

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Instameet Showcasing Townsville For Magnetic Island Race Week

As a part of SeaLink’s Magnetic Island Race Week, Townsville Enterprise has joined with SeaLink and Magnetic Island operators to conduct a whole day Instagram activation Satu...

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Queensland Country Credit Union partners with Emerging Leaders

Queensland Country Credit Union has joined Townsville Enterprise to present Townsville North Queensland’s premier leadership program. The Townsville Enterprise Emerging Lead...

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Townsville Enterprise welcomes new Federal Ministry

Townsville Enterprise congratulates the Turnbull Government on the appointment of its new Cabinet. The new Cabinet is a win for Townsville North Queensland. It focusses on the ec...

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Responsible budget important for confidence in Townsville

Townsville Enterprise has welcomed Townsville City Council’s responsible approach to the 2016/17 City Budget, handed down yesterday. The freeze on residential and commercial...

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Townsville Enterprise recruiting two senior roles

Letter to Members Last week Townsville Enterprise launched its 2016-2021 Strategic Plan - a bold, ambitious and exciting vision. The six month process of engaging with key stakeh...

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2706

Release of economic development report paints a positive outlook for Townsville

Today’s release of Opportunity Townsville North Queensland, an annual catalogue of the region’s development pipeline, paints a robust picture of the region’s econ...

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1606

Townsville Enterprise releases 5 year strategic plan

Last year I made a commitment that Townsville Enterprise would review its operations and define what it would work towards for the Townsville North Queensland region.  Over t...

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Budget is positive but more clarity on infrastructure funding needed

Townsville Enterprise today welcomed the release of the Queensland Government’s 2016-17 Budget, which will help Townsville North Queensland kick-start new industries and new ...

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Integrated Stadium and Entertainment Centre dream now reality

Townsville will be home to a brand new state of the art Integrated Stadium and Entertainment Centre (ISEC) following Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s pledge to provide $100M...

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Advocacy Alert: ISEC within reach - new funding announced

Townsville took another step closer to securing a new Integrated Stadium and Entertainment Centre in Townsville’s CBD today with the welcome announcement of the State Governm...

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1006

Week long Mountain Bike Festival to be held in Townsville

A week long Mountain Bike festival will be held in Townsville two years in a row following a successful bid by the Townsville North Queensland Bid Fund. The festival will be held ...

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1006

Local contractors want a fair deal

Townsville Enterprise is calling for Government to review its infrastructure tender process to open construction opportunities for regional businesses. The current tender process ...

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606

Bid Fund secures $5.3M BMX event

A championship BMX event worth $5.3M will take place in Townsville next year following a successful bid by the Townsville North Queensland Bid Fund. The 2017 BMX Queensland State...

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Townsville businesses come together to shine light on stadium

Local businesses in Townsville have joined forces to activate the site of the proposed Integrated Stadium and Entertainment Centre and show their support for the vision of a new fa...

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State Budget Submission calls for a focus on regional infrastructure

Townsville Enterprise has released its State Budget Submission 2016-17 for Townsville North Queensland. The submission presents a clear call to action to the State Government to ...

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Proposed marine research facility could cement Townsville as global hub

Representatives from the aquaculture industry will today join James Cook University (JCU) and Townsville Enterprise to push for the construction of a marine research facility withi...

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2605

Pressure builds for Government to reduce $55 departure tax on Northern Australia flights

City leaders across North Queensland are calling on the Federal Government to reduce the $55 Passenger Movement Charge (PMC), which applies to all international flights. Townsvill...

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2005

Community rallies behind Motorsport and Driver Education Precinct

A call to arms will today be directed to over 144,000 registered motor vehicle owners in Townsvilleto support a car rally on Sunday 19 June. Showing support will be Driver Educatio...

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Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor funding will help transform Townsville North Queensland

Townsville Enterprise today welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s $150M commitment to the Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor. Townsville Enterprise Chief Executiv...

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1805

Hann Highway vital for north’s development

North Queensland’s peak regional development agencies have joined forces to call for urgent Government action on the Hann Highway. Townsville Enterprise in partnership with ...

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North Queensland’s golden son issues call to arms to deliver stadium

NORTH Queensland’s golden son has issued a call to arms to all levels of Government to commit sufficient funding to deliver the Integrated Stadium and Entertainment Centre fo...

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Water announcement positive but needs bipartisan support

Townsville Enterprise welcomes the Opposition’s announcement to fund a $4M Water Infrastructure Feasibility Study into the expansion of the Burdekin Falls Dam and considerati...

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Opposition Leader’s visit an opportunity to commit to investment in the region

On his visit to Townsville North Queensland today, Mr Shorten will no doubt face hard questions from locals about how his party plans to build the transport, energy and water infra...

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605

Australia-Singapore partnership provides billion dollar boost for Townsville North Queensland

Townsville Enterprise has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of the Australia-Singapore Comprehensive Strategic Partnership which will see more than $1B of invest...

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What the Budget means for Townsville North Queensland

What the Budget means for Townsville North Queensland   Last night’s Federal Budget was an incremental step in the right direction, but failed to deliver a major pr...

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City leaders present a Federal plan to redefine Townsville North Queensland

Townsville Enterprise has released a package of policies and projects which set a comprehensive vision for growth, opportunity and prosperity across the Townsville North Queensland...

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CRC will be based in Townsville

Today’s announcement by Federal Member for Herbert Ewen Jones MP and Minister for Northern Australia, Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan, that the Cooperative Research Centre (C...

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Approved Adani mining lease brings jobs a step closer

After almost six years of environmental assessments, legal challenges and bureaucratic delays, Townsville Enterprise acknowledges the actions of the Palaszczuk Government and Minis...

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Shadow Northern Australia Minister pushed on region’s priorities

Townsville Enterprise today hosted Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Cities, Tourism and Northern Australia, the Hon Anthony Albanese MP for a roundtable discussion...

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Infrastructure Plan needs to deliver more for Townsville North Queensland

  The State Government’s recently released Infrastructure Plan needs to deliver more for Townsville North Queensland.   The plan is a step in the right direction an...

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1703

NAIF legislation welcomed- Facility should be based in Townsville

Townsville Enterprise has welcomed the introduction in the Australian Parliament today of legislation to establish the $5B Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF), but re...

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1603

Bipartisan support of Adani welcomed and must now be followed by action

Townsville Enterprise has welcomed the Queensland Parliament’s bipartisan support of Adani’s $16.5B Carmichael Mine Project, but has urged the Government to act swiftly...

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Governments must act faster to deliver job creating projects

  Townsville Enterprise believes the Federal and State Governments need to take more decisive action on job creation in the wake of the mining downturn and the impact on busi...

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Statement from the Chair - QNI

Statement from Chair Kevin Gill:             The employees of Queensland Nickel Proprietary Limited must be transferred immediately to the new compan...

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Townsville Enterprise and the NRL take the ISEC charge to Canberra

Townsville Enterprise and NRL Chiefs have met with Ministers and Members of Parliament in Canberra to continue the push for the Townsville Integrated Stadium and Entertainment Cent...

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Jobs, confidence and leadership should be major focus areas for candidates

Jobs, confidence and leadership should be major focus areas for candidates With a focus on jobs, confidence and leadership, Townsville Enterprise has released its 2016 Local Gover...

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Townsville North Queensland Events Hub open for business

In a bid to boost attendance at events across the Townsville North Queensland region a dedicated Events Hub has been established by participants of the Townsville Enterprise Emergi...

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Major Defence spend will deliver much needed shot in the arm for economy

Townsville Enterprise welcomes today’s release of the highly-anticipated Defence White Paper. The White Paper is an ambitious plan to boost Defence capability and commits to...

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Delivery of Northern Australia agenda must be driven out of Northern Australia

  Townsville Enterprise is calling for the head office of the Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility to be based in Townsville North Queensland.  Responding to the...

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Townsville recognised as major engine of economic growth in landmark national infrastructure plan

In the first ever 15-year Australian Infrastructure Plan, Infrastructure Australia (IA) has recognised Townsville as one of the Nation’s fastest-growing regional economies, a...

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