The Northern Economic Triangle (NET) is a commitment by the Queensland Government to foster sustainable economic, social and community growth through the emergence of Mount Isa, Townsville and Bowen as a triangle of mineral processing and industrial development.

The NET aims to ensure the provision of critical infrastructure that underpins private sector investment in minerals processing and industrial development over the next half century. The NET integrates the activities of each economic centre through the development of strategies to:

  • Support stronger regional linkages
  • Enhance mining and mineral processing
  • Enhance industrial development.
  • The NET is a strategic response by the Queensland Government to:
  • Raise the regional and international profile of north-west and north Queensland
  • Expand mining and mineral processing operations to supply world markets
  • Recognise the present global boom in demand for minerals and metals, and the likelihood of the demand remaining strong into the foreseeable future
  • Recognise opportunities for development presented by large international companies seeking locations for value-adding projects on the east coast of Queensland
  • Promote collaborative solutions for the provision of critical infrastructure and opportunities for private sector investment.