Townsville celebrates as the stadium turns the first sod

On Friday 18 August, Premier Palaszczuk was joined by the Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, Angus Taylor, Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill, National Rugby League (NRL) Chairman John Grant and North Queensland Cowboys chairman, Lawrence Lancinci for the ceremonially turning of the sod to mark the official commencement of construction.

Townsville business and community leaders joined the project partners and stadium builders Watpac to celebrate this critical milestone in the life of the North Queensland Stadium.

The sod turn is the official start to construction for the stadium and also kicks off further opportunities for the local community and the broader North Queensland region.