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Townsville investment future threatened by leadership snub of federal cities performance scorecard

Townsville investment - Federal Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Cities, Mr Angus Taylor

Townsville investment future at risk Townsville City’s future economic growth and social wellbeing performance dashboard were launched this week by the Prime Minister’s department responsible for Smart Cities, bringing more transparency and accountability to Townsville investment future. The National Cities Performance Framework (NCPF) final report explains the critical scorecard of inputs, outputs

Townsville water security project springs a leak between Mayor and industry leaders – Exclusive.

townsville water security - Mayor Cr Jenny Hill applying pressure to Council executive to deliver water pipeline on time

Mayor and A/CEO in hot water of Townsville water security project The $225 million Townsville water security project principally managed by the Infrastructure and Planning department of the Townsville City Council (TCC) has been delayed even before the project gets started. The Mayor Cr Jenny Hill speaking at the Townsville Water Security

Battery gigafactory crippled by State government distrust of Turnbull City Deal

Battary Gigafactory - Ariel view of a Tesla Battery Gigafactory in United States similar to the one proposed for Townsville North Queensland

Battery Gigafactory Feasibility The proposed $2 billion battery gigafactory development on Townsville’s western fringe at Woodstock may not go ahead unless a feasibility study costing $3.1 million is funded by the State government. Labor’s caretaker Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk had made an election pledge that if re-elected at the November 25 state election,

Why big projects like the Adani coal mine won’t transform regional Queensland

Regional Queensland - Advanced trades trainees Peter Cartwright (left) and Richard James (centre) gain experience carrying out essential maintenance under the supervision of Aaron Wragge (right) in the workshops of Dawson Metallurgical Coal in Queensland, Australia.

Regional Queensland Queensland election campaigns often focus on big projects for the regions, such as for roads, power plants and mines. But research suggests that mega projects, such as in gas and coal, have not transformed skills or improved employment prospects in regional Queensland. Take away the temporary booms from construction and

Data centre infrastructure boost for Townsville digital industry

Data Centre - Townsville City Council facility at James Cook University

North Queensland Regional Data Centre Townsville City Council (TCC) and James Cook University (JCU) have signed off on a cornerstone lease agreement on the newly constructed North Queensland Regional Data Centre (NQRDC) after entering a partnership agreement last year. The TCC and JCU have been seeking out operators for the new facility

Townsville Airport up in the air with passenger growth

Townsville Airport - Virgin Blue flight arriving at Townsville Airport

Townsville Airport up in the air Townsville Airport has facilitated its busiest August on record for passenger movements, welcoming in excess of 150,700 passengers. When compared to the year prior, Townsville Airport recorded a 10.4 per cent increase in passenger numbers, equating to more than 14,000 additional passengers. Chief Operating Officer Kevin Gill

International flights; Senator calls for Townsville Airport boss to step down

International flight - Jetstar flights cancelled from Townsville to Bali

Corporatocracy Leadership Cohort Scrambling for Excuses International flights out of Townsville to Bali will be discontinued by Jetstar from 22nd March 2018 due to a lack of patronage the budget carrier said, putting Townsville’s capital of North Queensland claims in serious jeopardy and a Senator calling for the Townsville Enterprise (TEL)

Trading on the Seas; North Queensland and China steaming in the fast line

Trading - Bulk shipping service between Townsville North Queensland and Singapore and China

Trading North Queensland to China and South-East Asia Trading and economic relations between Townsville North Queensland and China has been fast-tracked this week, increasing the City’s bulk export and import shipping capacity out of northern Australia with a direct transit route to and from Singapore, with connecting services to Chinese ports. The

Anti-Coal Activists rebuked by Adani boss; What about jobless in regional Queensland and poverty in India?

Anti-coal activists - Indian villager cooking food on an open fire as Adani seeks to deliver power from Queensland coal mine in Galilee Basin

Anti-coal activists target of Adani boss Chairman of the Adani Group, Gautam Adani, has directed a strong and scathing attack towards anti-coal activists and Adani protagonists in Queensland and across Australia for caring less about regional Queenslanders and the devastating poverty faced by millions of Indians. The Indian energy and logistics corporation boss directed