Business & Economy

Townsville is the largest city in Northern Australia, is the gateway to mining and agricultural regions, and is perfectly positioned as Australia’s gateway to Asia.  The city holds a number of opportunities for investment, development and business.

Townsville City Council’s 2020-21 budget underlines its commitment to help the community recover from the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

To assist Townsville’s economic recovery from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic control measures, Council will support development that provides new Townsville jobs.

Under the Coronavirus Response New Local Jobs Policy, eligible developments will be able to receive a reduction in Infrastructure Charges.