Business Grants and Incentives

City Activation and Housing Incentive Policy

The City Activation and Housing Incentive Policy was developed with the intent of generating investment, increasing housing diversity, supporting community activities and creating employment opportunities. View the City Activation and Housing Incentive Policy.

Aerial photo of Townsville City

Component 1
Infill Housing

Provides waiver of Infrastructure Charges to support infill housing development including, new housing construction, conversion of existing non-residential floorspace to housing and creating new lots.

Applications open: 1 July 2024
Applications close: 30 June 2025

Modern building

Component 2
Modernising Buildings

Offers cash grants up to $30,000 to refresh, modernise or upgrade buildings, focused on building facades, in the Townsville City Core and City Fringe areas, improving the attractiveness, vibrancy and safety of the City Centre.

Applications open: 9am, 1 August 2024
Applications close: 5pm, 30 August 2024

Flinders Lane

Component 3
Employment Generating Development

Supports employment generating development through waiver of Infrastructure Charges.

Applications open: 1 July 2024
Applications close: 30 June 2025

Economic Activation Partnerships

Economic Activation Partnerships create mutually beneficial agreements with Community organisations to support the delivery of economic activation outcomes for Townsville. Benefits may include:

  • enhancement of the profile of Townsville
  • fostering community pride; and
  • driving job creation and growth in the local government area.

Funding and in-kind support is available for up to three years and the program is most suited to organisations with a proven working history with Council collaborating to grow our city.  For more information and guidelines on who can apply, visit Townsville City Economic Activation Partnerships.

Other Grants and Incentives

Federal and State government departments also offer a number of grants which can be found here:

Applications for grants and support often have specific dates for when they open and close, so you need to prepare and allow enough time to complete the application.