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Key details

The Townsville City Waterfront Priority Development Area (PDA) will facilitate the North Queensland Stadium mixed-use development in the CBD, pedestrian and cycle paths along the banks of Ross Creek and a variety of public open spaces.

The site is an important part of Townsville's inner urban area and has the potential to accommodate and create jobs for a portion of the additional 30,000 people planned to live and work in the wider CBD area by 2030.

It covers 97.2 hectares of land next to Townsville's CBD.

The PDA was declared on 5 September 2014 at the request of the Townsville City Council.

Development scheme

The development scheme is the regulatory document which assists with planning, carrying out, promoting, coordinating and controlling land development within the PDA. 

The Townsville City Waterfront PDA development scheme commenced on 23 October 2015.

Download Townsville City Waterfront PDA Development Scheme (PDF icon 3.26 MB)

Note: Amendments to the Economic Development Act 2012 have changed the interpretation of PDA exempt and PDA self-assessable development. More information

Development assessment

Townsville City Council assesses development applications for this PDA

All development applications are assessed against the development scheme.

Infrastructure

Funding and building infrastructure is key to facilitating development within PDAs and is outlined in the Infrastructure Funding Framework.

The Townsville City Waterfront PDA Development Scheme includes an infrastructure plan that identifies the infrastructure required to facilitate growth and development in the PDA.

Applicable infrastructure charges are set out in Townsville City Council's adopted infrastructure charges resolution. The requirement to pay infrastructure charges, or to deliver the infrastructure identified, will be a condition of a PDA development approval.

An Infrastructure Charging Offset Plan (ICOP) has been prepared to set out the infrastructure items that may be offset against applicable infrastructure charges.

Download the Townsville City Waterfront PDA Infrastructure Charging Offset Plan (PDF icon 873 KB)

Development project

Townsville City Waterfront PDA

Townsville City Waterfront PDA boundary map