Investing in Townsville

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.

According to demographer Bernard Salt, ‘no city of comparable size has quite the connection into the future prosperity of the Australian nation as does Townsville’. Townsville offers ‘stability, urban concentration and prosperity’ along with ‘a unique mix of employment drivers’ and ‘the highest average disposable household income among Australia's 20 largest urban centres outside of a State or Territory capital’.

Join us in growing our exciting city!

Invest Townsville is securing investment that will play a strategic role in the economic growth of the city, ensuring projections of long-term prosperity are realised.

The Smart Townsville Community Partnership

Community-led partnership to deliver a Smart City.

This new Smart Townsville Community Partnership will ensure our city is connected, competitive and resourceful. Above all, this will be a partnership for everyone, focusing on how technology can improve living and opportunity in Townsville.

Council will work with the community, business, academia and government through the The Townsville Community Partnership. This partnership will use the principles of a Smart City consisting of the following:

  • Delivering an open and engaged Council
  • Implementing a citizen centric Council
  • Facilitating innovation, entrepreneurship and economic activation
  • Focusing on placemaking and liveability
  • Delivering best practice infrastructure and asset management

For more detailed information, please refer to the Smart Townsville Strategy or contact

Committed to high quality growth

Townsville City Council has undertaken regulatory reform to improve efficiency in development approvals, and along with the new Townsville City Plan, the Townsville City Waterfront Priority Development Area and the world class Townsville City Waterfront Promenade Project continues the evolution of the CBD. The Jobs and Investment Package offers financial development incentives, and strategic management of council land has opened up development opportunities in the city centre.

Investment publications

Invest Townsville e-Newsletter

Townsville City Council would like to invite you to sign up for our latest invest Townsville e-newsletter. Delivered bimonthly straight to your inbox, it will provide up-to-date information on investment opportunities, key projects developments, government grants and funding options, major trade and interest events in our region. If you'd like to opt-in, please go to our e-newsletters page and tick the Invest Townsville e-newsletter box.

Opportunity Townsville North Queensland

Opportunity Townsville North Queensland is the core economic development document of Townsville Enterprise Limited, promoting the economic opportunities of the Townsville North Queensland region.

This comprehensive publication features three key reports:

  • Project Pipeline, a listing of all major development projects including those that are recently completed, under construction, in the short and medium term pipeline, or are still in the conceptual phase. This report also includes a prospectus of projects seeking public funding or private investment;
  • Economic Snapshot, a detailed statistical outline of the region’s economy; and
  • Northern Living, a feature on the lifestyle of Townsville North Queensland.

Industry Sectors

Learn about the Townsville's growing industries by choosing from the list below. Utilise this link for a list of references for the following information sheets.

Townsville EnterpriseMITEZ Economic DevelopmentTownsville Business Development CentreTIQ Trade and Investment QueenslandAustralian Govenment Austrade