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Townsville labour market gasping for employment demand

Townsville Glencorp copper refinery

Townsville labour market snapshot The Townsville labour market has shown signs that a recovery in economic activity is occurring in the wake of the Townsville and North-west Queensland floods earlier this year. With 3,000 homes and businesses impacted and thousands in livestock losses across the region, the recovery and reconstruction stimulus has

North Queensland property powerbroker launches stern critism of Palaszczuk government

North Queensland property identity holds no prisoners North Queensland property industry identity and outgoing North Queensland Cowboys Chairman, Lawrence Lancini has launch a bevy of criticism at the Palaszczuk Labor government over its handling of the regional Queensland economy. Consistent with the analytical assessment by this publication over the past decade, Mr

Townsville V8 Supercars secured for another 5 years

Townsville V8 Supercars Secured Townsville V8 Supercars have been secured for the next five years at its Reid Park home after Tourism and Events Queensland inked the new deal with Supercars today. After months of negotiations, the Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones announced the five-year deal has been struck between Tourism

North Queensland woman battle over praise for Singapore military impact

North Queensland woman

North Queensland woman battle for regional status while property owners settle with Defence North Queensland woman, leading their respective regional councils in a political and economic battle, are ostensibly claiming the spoils from the Singapore Military Training Initiative in a desperate bid to stimulate their economies and win leadership status. North Queensland

Castle Hill lifestyle development attracts Federal funding  

Castle Hill Concept Plan development to improve the livability and tourism appeal of the City.

Castle Hill Tourist Attraction Castle Hill is Townsville’s iconic landmark. Consultants engaged by the Townsville City Council has identified the hill as an activity activation asset. If developed, it could better retain millennials and local residents seeking a fun lifestyle while attracting more tourist visitors to the floundering economy. The Townsville City

North Queensland building approvals plummet

Idalia - Front aspect of 15 Edgewater Terrace sold by McGrath Estate Agents for $1Million

North Queensland building industry North Queensland building approvals have plummeted in the Townsville region as the head of Master Builders Queensland plead with the Labor State government to bring back the $20,000 First Home Buyers Grant Boost. Master Builders Deputy CEO, Paul Bidwell said; “Something had to be done about the worsening

Greenvale Land owners secure sale contracts with Australian-Singapore Military

Greenvale land owners secure contracts with Australia and Singapore Defence Forces

Greenvale land owners and the Department of Defence negotiating a deal for the site of the $2.2 billion Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI), 220 kilometres North-west of Townsville, has reached a final agreement.

Sun Metals Zinc Refinery $300 Million Expansion

Sun Metals Zinc Refinery

Sun Metals Zinc Refinery Expansion Sun Metals Zinc Refinery announced $300 million expansion project of its refinery south of Townsville has been approved for go ahead with the support of the Queensland government. The expansion is expected to increase the refinery's zinc production from around 225,000 tonnes per year to 270,000 tonnes. Sun

Townsville airline new “canary in the coal mine” for Queensland government

Townsville Travel - Airport

Townsville airline market Townsville’s airline market increased recently thanks to international visitor numbers and Tiger Airlines Melbourne service. The domestic and international markets over the medium term however, have been steadily declining. This is especially so in the aftermath of Tiger Airlines flights being cancelled from Melbourne, Jetstar flights from Bali and

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