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

Police academy site arrest from government inaction in Townsville

Police Academy - New recruits celebrating graduation at the Queeensland Police Academy in Townsville.

Property Council police academy plan Townsville’s police academy site at Belgian Gardens fronting Rowes Bay in Townsville has been earmarked in a review of government-owned land by the Property Council of Queensland as a prime development asset to boost tourism and revitalise the CBD. The proposed 10,500 m2 mixed use residential and

Townsville elite pay tribute to commercial property agency pioneer

Commercial property - Mr Peter Wheeler, managing director of Colliers International Townsville

Commercial property pioneer Townsville’s leading commercial and industrial real estate firm Colliers International is celebrating 20 years operating in Townsville, attracting tributes from some of Townsville’s elite identities in political administration, property development and the real estate industry. Colliers started its commercial real estate business in North Queensland in 2004 when

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

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

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