Planning Townsville's Economic Future

Townsville City Economic Development Plan 2013-2017

The Townsville City Economic Development Plan 2013-2017 provides a strategic agenda to support Townsville's growth as the second capital city of Queensland and one of Australia's most important regional centres. The plan concentrates on supporting core industry drivers including:

  • Productive precincts
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Business support and skills
  • Marketing and investment attraction.

Townsville City Digital Economy Strategy

As a key initiative of the Townsville City Economic Development Plan, the Townsville City Digital Economy Strategy presents 19 strategic initiatives to assist Townsville leverage its' advantages as the first location in Queensland to receive NBN coverage.

North Queensland Pathfinder Action Plan

The Pathfinder Action Plan was created to facilitate the intended economic growth of North Queensland, by proposing a number of key enabling projects across the region. The intent of the project is to use North Queensland's strengths to encourage a consistent growth in all areas, using the experience of local leaders and stakeholders.

The Regional Economic Development Committee of the North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (RED-ROC) have identified six priority areas to focus on:

  • Tourism growth
  • Asia gateway expansion
  • Human resources growth
  • More entrepreneurs
  • Lifting workforce skills
  • Value add for agriculture

These priorities and the action plan will serve as a base for RED-ROC through a number of working groups across Townsville City, Charters Towers Regional, Hinchinbrook Shire, Burdekin Shire and Palm Island Shire councils, to fulfill this action plan.