Prospective proponents invited to tender for land at Lansdown

Date published: 13 August 2021

Townsville City Council has today issued a new call for tenders from potential proponents to establish themselves at the Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct as momentum continues to build for the development.

Mayor Jenny Hill said around 900 hectares of land, or around half of the developable land available, within the precinct was already committed or conditionally committed to advanced battery manufacturing, clean energy, and battery minerals processing industries.

“Council is establishing Lansdown as an environmentally sustainable, advanced manufacturing, processing and technology estate and we’re looking for more proponents that will fit this bill,” Cr Hill said.

“The precinct will drive economic growth and job creation for Townsville and North Queensland for decades.

“It will realise the objectives of the Townsville City Deal, a tri-partisan agreement spanning 15 years and all levels of government, to activate industry and export growth for Townsville and its regional partners as the Industry Powerhouse of the North.

“Three companies, Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM), Edify Energy and Imperium3 Townsville have already signed up to establish themselves at the precinct, with DriveItNQ already establishing its driver education and motor sport facility adjacent to the Lansdown precinct.

“Edify Energy has already lodged its development application and Council officers are continuing to work with QPM on its application.

“Council has also signed a formal agreement with the Queensland Government to deliver a suite of road and rail projects to enhance access to the site worth $12 million.

“Momentum is clearly building behind this exciting precinct and Council is now going to market to give companies who are interested in establishing themselves at Lansdown the opportunity to join.”

The tender process will close on 27 September and give preference to proposals that are in line with planning objectives of the precinct including:

  • Best-practice, low-emission, renewable energy-focussed ecologically sensitive industrial development;
  • Innovative and dynamic enterprises that support the creation of new sustainable job opportunities for Townsville residents;
  • Co-location of industrial uses, such as advanced manufacturing, processing and technology, with supporting and complementary enterprises that grow the domestic and international profile of Townsville; and
  • Minimising adverse amenity impacts upon lands outside the precinct.

Interested parties can download the tender documents from VendorPanel portal.