New Projects

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 >

Xstrata Copper Plant Upgrade


Townsville Copper Refinery expansion Expansion of MIM’s Townsville copper refinery is part of the company’s growth and cost reduction strategy for its copper business. MIM’s Townsville copper refinery was expanded and modernised to match increased anode output from the copper smelter. Refinery capacity has been increased to 270 000 tonnes a year. Much of the More >

Abbot Point Supply Chain


Townsville Enterprise in partnership with the Townsville Regional Engineering Cluster, the Department of Tourism, Regional Development and Industry, the Mackay Area Industry Network, Mackay Whitsundays Regional Economic Development Corporation, Bowen Collinsville Enterprises and Enterprise Whitsundays, held the first in a series of Consortia Contracting workshops in Mackay, Bowen and Townsville. Over 100 businesses from a More >

Australian Institute for Marine Sciences


The Townsville economy will get a direct $126.5 million injection from Commonwealth defence and research spending, following the recommendation for Parliamentary approval of projects at Lavarack Barracks and the Australian institute of Marine Science by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works (PWC). PWC Chair, Senator Jan McLucas, said the committee was pleased to support More >