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Museum taking the inside out during extended closure period

4th June 2020

Townsville’s award winning Museum of Tropical Queensland will remain closed until early 2021 as it undergoes major internal and external construction works. The building roof works are part of a $6 million project, funded by the Queensland Government, to repair damage from the 2019 monsoonal e...

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Carmichael Mine & Rail Project Updates

4th June 2020

Construction of Adani’s Carmichael Mine and Rail Project is progressing well with strict measures to manage the risk of COVID-19 in place. Adani partnered with CQUniversity to launch its first Graduate Program in May. The formal program will be delivered over 18 months, with graduates placed ...

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The New Norm - Operating, innovating and living with COVID-19 Webinar Series, TAFE Qld

1st June 2020

New Webinar Series by TAFE Qld To grasp new opportunities and reopen the economy, businesses and entrepreneurs must take a first-principles approach to engineer solutions. We must first understand the enemy, understand our position, and understand our options for defence. Then we can Make solutions,...

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Carmichael Project delivers opportunities for graduates

28th May 2020

Adani and the CQUniversity have launched a new graduate program to train the future generations of Australia’s mining industry. Adani Mining CEO Lucas Dow said the program would provide jobs for six graduates and preference would be given to Central Queensland and North Queensland residents. &...

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Major Qld shopping centres to go green as part of ground-breaking partnership

7th May 2020

Five major shopping centres in Australia, including four here in Queensland will soon have solar panels covering their entire roofs as part of the first phase of a new partnership to deliver 15MW of renewable energy. The Premier said the new partnership between Energy Queensland’s renewables b...

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COVID-19 Support for Business - Carey Group

30th March 2020

The Carey Group have published an online 'Support for Business' web page:  State Government Initiatives - Find coronavirus information and assistance for businesses from the Queensland Government  Federal Government Initiatives - Coronavirus information and assistance from the A...

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COVID-19 Financial Resilience Training - TAFE Queensland

27th March 2020

IS COVID-19 A RISK TO YOUR SMALL BUSINESS? Learn how to manage your cash flow and create business turnaround strategies specific to your business. The small business financial resilience training and mentoring package comprises three 1-hour financial resilience webinars plus additional digital resou...

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Port Announces $10M In New Contracts

10th March 2020

The Port of Townsville has announced two major contracts for the $193 million Channel Upgrade Project; the largest infrastructure project in the Port’s 156 year history. The contracts, worth a total of more than $10 million, are for rock wall construction and rock delivery.    Queens...

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Last Chance To Secure Your Tickets To Choose You Conference

9th March 2020

At the Choose You conference you will hear from Lisa Messenger, Samuel Johnson, Aimee Hair, Amanda Carr and more. They will talk about the struggles they have had to overcome in their own lives; what they went through and how they got through it. You will walk away equipped with the tools and k...

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North Queensland Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference and Masterclasses 2020

9th March 2020

Looking for something raw, real and truly inspiring in 2020? This year we’re bringing Michael Crossland to North Queensland. Michael will bring a tear to your eye and a smile to your heart, as he discusses keys to success, the importance of embracing change and the mindset needed to achieve yo...

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Palaszczuk Government steps in to help small businesses affected by coronavirus

9th March 2020

Small and medium Queensland businesses impacted by the coronavirus outbreak will be able to defer their payroll tax payment for six months under a new relief measure announced today by Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad. The Deputy Premier made the announcement at one of the Brisbane’s m...

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JCU's Stunning Central Plaza Opens

9th March 2020

The latest development in the transformation of JCU’s Douglas campus has been unveiled - a visually stunning gathering space for students and staff. See images here. The Townsville Central Plaza is an open public space that will connect The Science Place, the future Townsville Innovation Compl...

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Checking The Course For Regional Aviation

9th March 2020

Regional Australia boasts some of this country’s most beautiful landscapes, tourist attractions and it is home to millions of people, which is why the Australian Government is seeking views on how to improve connectivity and innovation in regional aviation. The Government has today released an...

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Millions in state funding support on offer to Townsville manufacturers

31st January 2020

Manufacturers in the greater Townsville region can tap into $4.5 million in funding through the Palaszczuk Government’s $13.5 million Manufacturing Hubs Grant Program. Grants between $5000 and $1 million are available, with the funds administered through the Townsville Manufacturing Hub, a sta...

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Bridgewater Restaurant Receives Chef's Hat

30th January 2020

Bridgewater Restaurant and Bridge Bar in South Townsville was awarded a Chef's Hat and Readers Choice Award in the 2020 Australian Good Food Guide awards. Part-owner of Bridgewater and owner of JAM Chef Matt Merrin said the awards are a “dream come true”. Chef Ty Samuel and Mr Merrin ope...

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Economic and Political Overview in Townsville - CEDA Event

24th January 2020

Event Overview CEDA’s Economic and Political Overview (EPO) provides expert analysis, new data and the latest forecasts for the year ahead.  At a time when leaders from across sectors and across the country are all asking similar questions –  about investment; the local, natio...

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Ede Events Has Moved

22nd January 2020

For over 30 years, Ede Events has been operating from Charters Towers Road and due to the incredible support from the North Queensland Community, we are so excited to now be operating from our new location at 44 Keane Street Currajong.  We continue to be a proud family owned and operated b...

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The Mike Carney Toyota BBQ Battle

17th January 2020

Wondering what happens at a BBQ Battle? Keep reading. Food is the main focus of the event. Teams from all over the country come to Townsville to compete by cooking Low & Slow of five different proteins. Low & Slow BBQ is more than a way of cooking. It is a lifestyle for many. It's the art of...

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Mendi Group Celebrates 60 years of Servicing North Queensland

16th December 2019

This week The Mendi Group not only celebrates the opening of their Head Office renovations at Crocodile Crescent but also officially recognises the group’s 60 years of service to the North Queensland civil construction industry. It was in 1959 that Kevin Doyle and Joe Goicoechea commenced the...

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New Home of North Queensland Marquee Events Christened

12th December 2019

The cork has been popped on the new world class stadium in North Queensland, the new cauldron of the north, with the official naming rights partner announced as the stadium reaches the final stages of construction. Today North Queensland’s stadium was officially christened the Queensland Count...

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Queensland METS Audio Visual Production Program

27th November 2019

Queensland boasts hundreds of METS (Mining Equipment, Technology and Services) companies and a long history of developing innovative products and services to solve the challenges faced by the mining industry. Many of these companies are world leaders in their respective fields. Today's increasingl...

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Saint Elmo Project Public Information Sessions November 2019

8th November 2019

Multicom Resources Limited (Multicom) is a Queensland based exploration and mining company. The Saint Elmo Project (the Project) is a proposed shallow open cut vanadium mine located approximately 25 kilometres (km) east of Julia Creek, in north west Queensland. Construction is expected to commence i...

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Disaster Management Research Survey - Local Business Involvement

1st November 2019

Risk Frontiers and Macquarie University through the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre are conducting research to better understand how businesses may be involved in working with communities during and after disasters. We are providing an opportunity for businesses to cont...

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EnergyLab & Yurika Clean Energy Hackathon

31st October 2019

Join EnergyLab & Yurika to conceive and develop clean energy startup ideas. From agriculture to smart cities, mining to tourism, there are opportunites in a variety of sectors that can use emerging technology and business model innovations to spearhead the adoption of clean energy. Join us to wo...

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TAFE Queensland Pimlico Campus on the Home Stretch of a $35M Redevelopment

31st October 2019

Currently, the Pimlico campus is on the home stretch of a $35 million dollar redevelopment, with student training to begin in the new facility in early 2020. TAFE Queensland General Manager (north region) Tim Campbell said the upgrade is part of the organisation’s ongoing commitment to suppor...

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Cowboys Reveal 2020 Full Season Hospitality Packages & Launch Membership Pre-Sale

17th October 2019

Full season game day hospitality packages at the new North Queensland Stadium have now been released! Experience sweeping city views, air-conditioned lounges with dedicated indoor and outdoor seating, plus our newly introduced terrace and sky deck experiences. Lock in full season hospitality from ju...

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From Admission and Support to Graduation and Beyond, CQUniversity a Land of Opportunity

15th October 2019

CQUniversity has ranked among the top universities in Australia in several categories including being named the number 1 university for social equity in The Good Universities Guide (GUG) 2020. With a Townsville Campus, located on Flinders Street, the university opens its doors to local students who ...

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Melbourne Cup Day at Mercure Townsville

14th October 2019

Enjoy your Melbourne Cup day, at the relaxed Celsius Restaurant @ Mercure Townsville. Start you day with a 2 course lunch and continuous Prosecco. ...

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Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative - October 2019 Newsletter

8th October 2019

A message from Brigadier Mark Brewer We recently marked a significant milestone for the ASMTI, with construction commencing in both Central and North Queensland. We are excited about the opportunities this will generate and are committed to continuing to meet with local businesses to provide updates...

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EnergyLab & Yurika | Opportunities in Mining & Remote Energy

8th October 2019

Yurika invites you to the third event in EnergyLab & Yurika's three-part series exploring local opportunities in energy, leading to a hackathon to generate related startup ideas.  At this event, we will discuss opportunities in mining and remote energy with representatives from Energy Que...

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Greenvale Military Training Area: Information Sessions for Potential Early Works

1st October 2019

Join Defence for an information session on how local businesses can participate in the development of the new military training area near Greenvale, North Queensland as part of the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative. Early works packages are anticipated to be delivered between 2020-202...

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PVW Partners Townsville Business Confidence Survey - December 2019 Quarter

30th September 2019

The Townsville business community has faced a volatile climate over the past few years. It is important we rally together and present a united front when advocating for our region. To do that, we need to have the most up-to-date data and information to present a strong case for the change we wish ...

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19th International Cities, Town Centres & Communities Conference

11th September 2019

The 19th International Cities, Town Centres and Communities (ICTC) Conference, proudly supported by Townsville City Council and the Townsville North Queensland Events Bid Fund, will be held at The Ville Resort from 23 to 25 October 2019. Join over 300 city leaders and urban place professionals in ...

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Hinchinbrook Community Beach Clean Up

29th August 2019

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Lavarack Barracks Charity Mud Run

22nd August 2019

MUD RUN 31 AUG 2019 100% OF PROCEEDS DONATED TO LEGACY BOOK NOW MUD RUN OBSTACLESTower of Terror Warrior DashQuagmire Traverse Wall PyramidBale Out Gauntlet Ice BombRocky Scramble Canal of DoomUnders and Overs Connex Ramp UpSubterranean Tunnel and Escape EVENT DETAILSWhere: Lavarack Barracks Mud R...

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DRIVEIT NQ PRECINCT: Industry Information Evening

12th August 2019

Tuesday 13 August 20196pm – 8pmTownsville StadiumMurray Lyons Cres, Annandale DRIVEIT NQ invites you to the industry information session about the driver education and motorsport precinct soon to be built in Calcium. You will hear from the DriveIt NQ directors on the overall plans for the prec...

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Trekk Advisory: Free & Informative Seminars on Xero & SMSFs

7th August 2019

Learn how Xero & The Cloud can revolutionise your business  (11 September and 2 October) What is the Cloud and how does it work? Learn how Xero can help your business. About this Event Trekk Advisory - Townsville is excited to host this free and informative seminar to learn a...

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PVW Partners Quarterly Townsville Business Confidence - September 2019 Quarter

1st August 2019

The PVW Partners Quarterly Townsville Business Confidence Index has strengthened slightly in the September 2019 quarter, with overall participant confidence remaining positive. PVW Partners Managing Partner Carl Valentine said it is unusual to see such a steady result quarter on quarter, with confid...

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Recovery Grants Extended for North Queensland Floods

31st July 2019

Small businesses and primary producers impacted by the North and Far North Queensland floods earlier this year have until the end of November to apply for recovery grants. The Special Disaster Recovery Grants are jointly funded under the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRF...

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CQU Event: Presentation by Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur

25th July 2019

INVITATION Presentation by Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur Please join us as Queensland’s third Chief Entrepreneur and founder/CEO of Everledger, Leanne Kemp, presents in Townsville on social impact of entrepreneurship and how it can encourage economic growth and good work in our region...

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REMPLAN Data Update - Insights From the Latest Unemployment Data (March Quarter 2019)

18th July 2019

We are pleased to advise you that all public-access REMPLAN Economy and Community profiles have now been updated with the latest area-specific unemployment rate data (March quarter 2019). This data has recently been released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and the Department o...

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MESCA TOWNSVILLE Briefing: Multicom Resources & Yurika Energy

18th July 2019

You are invited to attend a briefing presented by Shaun McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer of Multicom Resources and Victor Young, GM Customer Relationships & Key Accounts of Yurika Energy. At the briefing, Shaun will provide an overview of Multicom Resource’s Saint Elmo Project and Ch...

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Small Business Financial Counsellor Programme Charter

17th July 2019

The purpose of the Small Business Financial Counsellor (SBFC) Programme is to provide free financial counselling to non-rural business operators who are suffering financial hardship and to manage the challenges presented by the current environmental and ongoing economic conditions. The SBFC is an in...

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Department of Defence: ASMTI – Greenvale – Acquisition Works

16th July 2019

The Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) will see the delivery of enhanced military training areas in Central and North Queensland that will benefit the Australian Defence Force (ADF), provide significant local economic opportunities, and enhance Defence’s bilateral relatio...

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Queensland Destination Events Program Round 14 Now Open

11th July 2019

The Queensland Destination Events Program (QDEP), formerly the Regional Development Program (RDP), seeks to leverage the crucial link between events and the destinations in which they are staged, extending the flow of the economic, marketing and social benefits of events throughout metropolitan and ...

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MMG Dugald River Procurement Meet & Greet

11th July 2019

On Wednesday 17 July, Martin Brownlee and Federico Curcio from the MMG supply team will be in Cloncurry to meet with potential local suppliers. If you are interested in meeting with the MMG team to talk about local procurement, please email Martin Brownlee (Martin.Brownlee@MMG.COM) to set up a time....

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Energy Queensland's Strong Focus on Communities

8th July 2019

The Energy Queensland Board of Directors recognises the significance of having the views of our customers and communities shared at the executive level of the business. As part of a greater focus on Energy Queensland’s customer and community strategies, and to further strengthen relationships ...

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Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative: Call for Capability Statements in North Queensland

27th June 2019

Local businesses are invited to submit their business skills and capabilities in the format of a Capability Statement before works commence at the Greenvale Training Area later this year. Submitting a Capability Statement does not guarantee work, but helps Defence assess the capacity of the local wo...

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Adani: New Work Packages Released - Closing 5/7/19

27th June 2019

The below work packages have been released for supplier expressions of interest submission. www.adanisupplierportal.com.au Work Package Closing date/ time (AEST) EOI – Bus Services 5/7/19 @2pm EOI – Air Charter Services 5/7/19 @2pm EOI – FIFO Aircraft Ope...

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JCU Tax Clinic Launch

14th June 2019

The JCU Tax Clinic will provide to North Queensland unrepresented individuals and established small businesses: free advice and assistance on taxation matters; representation in their dealings with the Australian Taxation Office; and education on current tax issues. The JCU Tax Clinic intends to b...

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Adani: New Work Packages Released

14th June 2019

The below work packages will be released for supplier expressions of interest submission. www.adanisupplierportal.com.au Work Package Closing date/ time (AEST) Audio-Tactile Line Marking supply and install 27/6/19 @5pm Traffic Sign supply and install 27/6/19 @5pm Road Freight S...

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Townsville Business Lions Club: Golf Day Invite

13th June 2019

You are invited to join us,16th August,4 Ball Ambrose over 12 Holes(For the Price of 9)Shotgun Start @ 9amAt Townsville Golf Club DOWNLOAD INVITE & FORM...

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Townsville Industry Breakfast - 26 June 2019

2nd June 2019

The Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning invites you to attend the next Townsville Industry Breakfast, 26 June 2019. Come along and hear from project leaders on future work and business opportunities in North Queensland! Townsville Airport Ltd Townsville A...

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Townsville Jobs Fair 2019

31st May 2019

17 July 2019 Are you a business looking to employ more staff? Do you want an opportunity to meet job ready people? Townsville Jobs Fair will bring together job seekers, employers and employment services providers to provide an opportunity to meet and talk face to face about jobs, training and the l...

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Australian Festival Of Chamber Music - Take A Friend For Half Price!

21st May 2019

Townsville comes alive with the finest classical music this July when more than 40 musicians from around the world perform in various concerts over 10 days. For a limited time you can buy a ticket to any concert at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and get a second ticket for 50% off. So brin...

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Findex Workshops: Collaboration Commercialisation & The Money Magnet Masterclass

20th May 2019

Findex, in collaboration with Advance Queensland and Innovate Queensland, will be hosting two workshops aimed at exploring unique options for commercialisation and on strategies for attracting investment. To find out more about the workshops, please download the workshop flyers. WORKSHOP: Collaborat...

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PVW: Townsville Business Confidence Strengthens

14th May 2019

The PVW Partners Quarterly Townsville Business Confidence Index has strengthened significantly in the June 2019 quarter, bouncing back from the declining trend in confidence that has prevailed over the past 12 months. PVW Partners Managing Partner Carl Valentine said the overall confidence of the To...

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Carmichael Project to Transition to a New Supplier Portal

10th May 2019

The Adani Carmichael Mine and Rail Project (the Project) would like to advise we will be transitioning to a new supplier portal provider. Over the last 2 years EconomX has enabled the Project to review the details of over 1,300 regional suppliers and undertake a comprehensive market sounding exercis...

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New Expressions of Interest Released for the Adani Carmichael Project

12th April 2019

New expressions of interest have been released for the Adani Carmichael Project. Please see below Pipeline Installation – closes 17/4/19 Civil Engineering Design for Minor Works – closes 24/4/19 If you are a supplier and would like to submit a response please go to the supplier portal ...

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South32 Cannington Trucking Movements

3rd April 2019

DETAILS: The following truck movements are occuring daily on the following roads throughout North West Queensland regions while flood repair works are carried out on Queensland rail infrastructure. Cannington mine will be moving its product from its mine site in McKinlay to its berth at the Port of ...

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