2017/18 Budget - Major works to support city’s growth

Date published: 27 June 2017

The city is set to benefit to the tune of $180 million to deliver major infrastructure projects that will deliver jobs and build for Townsville’s future growth in the 2017/18 City Budget.

Topping the list of job-creating projects is the Cleveland Bay wastewater treatment plant upgrade with $39 million allocated in the first year of the two-year project.

The upgrade will extend the life of the treatment plant and reduce the total nutrients released to the Cleveland Bay and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Deputy Mayor Cr Les Walker said the council would continue to deliver essential infrastructure and support job creation that will deliver benefits for the community.

“These major projects are key foundations to growing our city and creating jobs in the community,” Cr Walker said.

“I am proud of the budget our team delivered this year as it strikes a very good balance between projects that provide community benefit like the bus hub and investment in the long-term future of our city.”

The CBD Utilities program will continue to provide jobs with $19.8 million set aside for the second year of the program that will deliver upgrades to water and wastewater infrastructure throughout the inner-city area.

The project will increase water storage and replace the aged pipework to support the revitalisation of the CBD.

The City’s Bus Hub will be designed and construction will commence with $4 million allocated to the long-awaited project that will provide residents and visitors with a purpose-built transit centre to get to and from the city.


  • $39M Cleveland Bay Wastewater Treatment Program.
  • $19.8M CBD Utilities Upgrade replacing inner-city water, sewerage infrastructure.
  • $4M for CBD Bus Hub design and construction.

View 2017/18 Budget page