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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

The Queensland government is paying more for its debt than the average mortgage holder

Curtis Pitt sitting in parliament library

The Queensland government is paying a higher interest rate than most Queenslanders are on their mortgages. To make matters worse, debt is becoming problematic in rural areas with incomes and asset values down, and debts, unemployment and underemployment up. Without improved state government debt arrangements, and policies to alleviate stressed industries

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,

Undecided Queensland voters disillusioned with Palaszczuk, suspicious of Nicholls

Queensland

Queensland Election 2017 Queensland “soft” voters are deeply disillusioned with both the Palaszczuk government and the Nicholls opposition, with many predicting a hung parliament from the November 25 state election, according to focus group research. These voters are dismayed by the quality of Queensland’s political leadership, and struggling to find reasons to

Townsville Councillors railroaded by Labor Power Brokers on Adani airstrip

Councillors - Premier Annastasia Palaszczuk addressing Indian community

Councillors serve Premier's campaign strings The Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Adele Young of the Townsville City Council is coming under increased pressure to resign in the wake of the local council’s vote of seven to one in favour of approving the $18.5 million airstrip inducement deal with Adani Enterprises. Ms. Young is

Townsville City Council showing symptoms of honest corruption

Corruption - Townsville City Mayor Cr Jenny Hill addressing the Council chamber

Crime and corruption report exposures cultural failures The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission (QCCC) has made 31 recommendations to strengthen transparency and integrity in local governments throughout Queensland following the Operation Belcarra report. In spite of the positive project announcements for North Queensland and the economic improvements the associated investments are having on

Corruption by developers and mayors above the law; Crime and Corruption Commission Belcarra report

Corruption - Chairman QCCC Mr Alan MacSporran handing down the Operation Belcarra Report to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Chairman of the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission, Mr. Allan MacSporran QC handed down the Commission's report into local government election corruption in a baffling and incomprehensible press release, the third such corruption investigation report on local government since 1991, 2006 and 2015 in Queensland. Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission Press

Townsville Enterprise State election wishlist announced for North Queensland

Townsville Enterprise - Townsville City North Queensland Australia

Press Release - Townsville Enterprise Townsville Enterprise has released its 2017/18 Townsville North Queensland State Election Priorities with a sharp focus on securing sustainable energy pricing and access for North Queensland. The priorities are a call to action to the State Government ahead of a looming State Election to provide targeted financial

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