Energy

North Queensland electricity prices are having a crippling effect upon industry and the local economy. Base electricity prices, exclusive of network and environmental charges, have more than doubled in the past three years (between 2015 and 2017) and continue to increase at a rate of 30% year on year.

The current uncertainties over pricing and secure access to energy markets, including Townsville’s lack of connection to the national natural gas network, is negatively impacting upon the national and international competitiveness of North Queensland industry, the region’s capacity to attract investment and the economy’s ability to generate sustainable employment.

This State Election Townsville Enterprise and its partners are strongly advocating for a response to this critical issue to allow local business to remain competitive as well as to attract further business investment into the region.

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