2017 State Government Election Priorities

Townsville North Queensland encompasses five major regional centres: Townsville, Charters Towers, Burdekin, Palm Island and Hinchinbrook. The region contributes over $14.1B annually to the Queensland economy and is home to nearly 240,000 people. Townsville itself is now Australia’s 13th largest city and is acknowledged by State and National Governments as the ‘Capital of Northern Australia’. The region has one of the most diverse economic bases in Australia and enjoys a stunning natural environment that provides tourism growth opportunities and an attractive lifestyle for its residents.

Townsville Enterprise is calling on the State Government to commit to the following:

Critical Infrastructure

  • Lower Energy Prices
  • Water Security for North Queensland

Port City

  • Channel Capacity Upgrade Project
  • Mount Isa to Townsville Rail Connection
  • Townsville State Development Area

Destination Development

  • Townsville Entertainment and Exhibition Centre
  • Museum of Underwater Art
  • Drive It
  • State of Origin Bid
  • Townsville Concert Hall

Innovation & New Industries

  • Townsville North Queensland – Defence Industries Development Agenda
  • Lithium-ion Battery Plant
  • Australian Tropical Biosecurity Network
  • Reinstatement of Economic Development Funding
  • Palm Island Retail and Business Precinct


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