The North Queensland Stadium

The North Queensland Stadium (NQS) is a key project to come out of the Townsville City Deal, and will deliver a centrally located, 25,000 seat, best practice, multi-purpose regional stadium that will be built in time for the 2020 National Rugby League Season. The project will provide the necessary infrastructure to deliver more activation and development opportunities for the Townsville City Waterfront Priority Development Area and the Townsville CBD.

Watpac have been awarded Managing Contractor for the Stadium build, and are working closely with the principal consultant, Cox Architecture, and its team of local consultants.

Watch the Artists Impresssion Flyover of the Stadium Precinct.


The North Queensland Stadium is a joint project of the Queensland Government ($140M), Australian Government ($100M), and Townsville City Council (land and enabling infrastructure), and is supported by both the National Rugby League and the North Queensland Cowboys ($10M).

The Stadium forms part of the Townsville City Deal signed in December 2016.

Support for local businesses

A key objective of the North Queensland Stadium project is to foster job growth in Townsville. Watpac plan to give at least 80 per cent of hours spent on the Stadium build to locals. Businesses are encouraged to register their interest in participating in the construction of the NQS project by:

More information

For more information on the North Queensland Stadium, visit the State Development NQS project page.

To find out more about the historic Townsville City Deal, a 15 year committment that seeks to deliver a range of projects, including water security, infrastructure and economic growth to Townsville's residents, visit the Townsville City Deal page.

Stadium snapshots

View the image gallery below to find out what the North Queensland Stadium will look like once built.