Major Industry

Aircraft Maintanence Facility


BAE Systems Townsville operation has been granted an extension of their contract with the Department of Defence until December 2009. BAE Systems will also take up residence in the new NAACEX precinct (Northern Australia Aerospace Centre for Excellence) at Townsville Airport to accommodate this extended contract. BAE Systems in Townsville is an Authorised Maintenance Organisation More >

Australian Defense Forces


RAAF Base Townsville The Royal Australian Air Force’s RAAF Base Townsville is an important forward operating base located north-west of Townsville. It is home to: No 395 Expeditionary Combat Support Wing No 323 Combat Support Squadron No 44 Wing Detachment Townsville – air traffic control No 27 (City of Townsville) Squadron – Air Force Reserve More >

Citilink Industrial Park


Citilink Industrial Park (CIP) is a two-stage business park located on both sides of Shaw Road. It is approximately 10 minutes north of the Townsville CBD, and is close to the intersection of Shaw Road with the Bruce Highway. Shaw Road is currently being upgraded to the Townsville Ring Road, and CIP will occupy a More >

Education and Research Centre


Townsville is renowned for tropical and marine science research and development. It is home to many world class facilities including: James Cook University just announced $1b upgrade to campus residential, research and teaching facilities. Brand new hospital with attached tropical medicine hub A.I.M.S Australian Institute for Marive Sciences G.B.R.M.P.A. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority More >

Enhanced Land Force (ELF Stage 2)


Facilities to train combat troops will be enhanced by the $77 million expenditure at Lavarack Barracks as part of the $1.457 billion Enhanced Land Force Stage 2 Facilities project (ELF2), to be spent across 12 Defence bases and training areas across Australia. The Townsville economy will get a direct $126.5 million injection from Commonwealth defence More >

Nickel Plant Expansion


The combined project includes the development of a mine, treatment plant and associated infrastructure near Ravensthorpe, Western Australia and the expansion of the QNI Yabulu Refinery near Townsville in Queensland. The capital cost for the combined project is expected to be US$1.4 billion, with a capital intensity of approximately US$12.7/lb of annual nickel production. The More >

RAAF Base – Multi Role Helicopter Facility


The RAAF Base Townsville Multi Role Helicopter Facilities Package 2 project includes the renovation and construction of new infrastructure and buildings in the 5th Aviation Regiment precinct. The purpose for this infrastructure is to support the maintenance and storage of aircraft, the training of Defence personnel and ancillary support services. Scope includes extension and refurbishment More >

Shaw Rd Business Park


An innovative light and service industry business park located in Townsville’s Northern Beaches growth corridor. The development enjoys direct access to the Bruce Highway and has a 535 metre highway frontage to promote your business’ exposure.

Sun Metals


Sun Metals Zinc Refinery, located near the City of Townsville in North Queensland, Australia, is an outstanding example of a major value-adding, export-oriented product that has brought significant economic and employment benefits to the region and the nation. The refinery was built by Sun Metals Corporation Pty Ltd, the Australian subsidiary of Korea Zinc Company More >

Townsville State Development Area


The Townsville State Development Area was declared by the Governor in Council on 30 October 2003. The Townsville State Development Area comprises about 4,900 hectares and includes the Stuart Industrial Area and the proposed Townsville Eastern Port Access Road and Rail Corridor. When constructed, the Eastern Port Access Corridor will provide direct, efficient and safe More >