Unlock the North

Townsville Enterprise, TaskforceNQ, North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (NQROC) and North Queensland’s business community are working closer than ever before in advocating for the region as one voice.

The continued focus on economic recovery is critical to the future of North Queensland and the partnership between business and Government has never been more important. As we head towards a State Election and Federal Budget, now more than ever we need Government policy to unlock industries like resources, defence, tourism, health, education and agriculture to create the jobs of the new economy. 

For the past decade Townsville North Queensland has experienced some of the toughest economic conditions in its more than 150-year history. Despite cyclones, unprecedented flooding and commodity downturns, our economy has continued to grow. Townsville North Queensland is a resilient region, our strength lies in our diversity and our region can be the solution to recovery. We have the projects, we have the people, and we have the potential. Now North Queensland needs the keys to unlock the north so we can play a meaningful and capable role in progressing the state and the nation. Not just because we can, but because we want to.

Project Updates and Commitments

Big Rocks Weir

Friday 21 August 2020

Project Update: Big Rocks Weir Business Case Submitted

Townsville Enterprise submitted the final Big Rocks Weir Business Case to the Federal and State Government. There are some strong recommendations within this Business Case which are backed by engineering and supported by economics.

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Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA)

Wednesday 19 August 2020

Funding Announcement: 

The Queensland Government has today announced a further $1M towards the Museum of Underwater Art, Phase 3. This funding will enable the extension of the MOUA project to Magnetic Island and will deliver a unique intertidal and snorkeling tourism experience for visitors and the local community.

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'Unlock the North' Webinar Series



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Burdekin Projects

Townsville Enterprise hit the road south to shine the spotlight on the agriculturally rich Burdekin and the projects in Burdekin Shire Council region that can play a key role in the economic recovery of the North and the nation.

READ MORE AND WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Hinchinbrook Ecotourism

Recently Townsville Enterprise travelled north to the beautiful Hinchinbrook region to visit Dungeness, Hinchinbrook Island and Wallaman Falls. This area truly is nature's playground and is bursting with potential for nature-based tourism experiences. 

READ MORE AND WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Charters Towers: Big Rocks Weir

On Monday 17 August we took our ‘Unlock the North’ Road Trip series to Charters Towers to visit the proposed site of the Big Rocks Weir.

Parliament House Delegation

In August Townsville Enterprise, in partnership with TaskforceNQ and NQROC, led a delegation to Parliament House in Brisbane. The comprehensive program included 19 meetings and four events with a broad spectrum of Government, Opposition and Minor Party MPs over three days.

SEE THE DELEGATION RECAP HERE

North West Queensland Road Trip

Townsville Enterprise embarked on a 1,000-kilometre road trip in June 2020, highlighting to its extensive national stakeholder base the importance of the North West to the future of Queensland.

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For more information on the projects aligned with the regional TaskforceNQ series of projects and policy work please visit their website.

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