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This is what our cities need to do to be truely liveable for all

Liveability - Shoppers at Cotters Market in the CBD of Townsville City North Queensland

Urban planners, governments and developers are increasingly interested in making cities “liveable”. But what features contribute to liveability? Which areas in cities are the least and most liveable? The various liveability rankings – where Australia tends to do quite well – don’t provide much useful guidance. This article is one in a series, Healthy

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 property tycoon entertains national railway operator in multi-use land development

Townsville Commercial Property Tycoon - Satellite view of the old freight railway yards acquired by Honeycombs with site of North Queensland Stadium on the bank of Ross Creek in foreground

Townsville property 2nd largest multi-use land development Townsville property developer, Honeycombs Property Group and railway operator Aurizon have reached a partnership agreement to develop 19.3 hectares of disused land of the former freight yards at South Townsville adjacent to the proposed North Queensland stadium. The site was earmarked by the State government

Development frenzy emerging between local builder alliance and national property retailers

Development of retail space at Townsville shopping centres

Development Local Alliance A development frenzy has emerged between Townsville City's local builders, State government subsidiaries and the "Big 3" major shopping centres who are upgrading brands, defending loyalty and seducing retail tenants with competitive prices against the central business district (CBD) around the North Queensland Cowboys Stadium. Townsville's CBD revitalisation initiative

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