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The region

The major centre of Townsville is Northern Australia's leading commercial and trade hub, based around, transport, defence, commerce, marine research and conservation for the adjacent Great Barrier Reef, and applied tropical sciences and technology. The shires of Hinchinbrook, Charters Towers and Burdekin contain a number of biofuels and large-scale renewable energy projects. The combination of a thriving urban centre, smaller regional communities and island living ensures North Queensland is a region with great opportunities to live and work.

We are creating jobs and strengthening the economy in this region through a range of activities including:

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Project Area
Townsville Port Expansion project Office of the Coordinator-General
Townsville State Development Area Office of the Coordinator-General
North Queensland Stadium Major Projects and Property
Port of Townsville Major Projects and Property
Burdekin Sewerage Switchboard Upgrade Building our Regions projects
Charters Towers Effluent Reuse Upgrades Building our Regions projects
Mosman Creek Flood Retention Basins Building our Regions projects
Runway Lighting - Charters Towers Airport Building our Regions projects
Hinchinbrook Shared Footpath Project Building our Regions projects
Palm Island Sports Precinct - Essential Services Building our Regions projects
Townsville Southern Suburbs Sewerage Main Building our Regions projects
Edwards Street Drainage Upgrade Building our Regions projects
Hinchinbrook Water Security Project Building our Regions projects
Palm Island Footpath Upgrade - Stage 2 Building our Regions projects
Palm Island Jetty Precinct Upgrade Building our Regions projects
Townsville Airport Industrial Area Water Main Building our Regions projects

Services and support for local business

Our North Queensland Regional Office is committed to helping local businesses identify project opportunities and building their tendering and supply chain capability, so they can be competitive when tendering for work associated with regional projects.

Strengthening North Queensland is a targeted suite of activities that help local businesses improve their capability to compete for this work.

Local content activities in North Queensland include workshops, mentoring services and industry briefings supporting businesses at all stages of project supply chains, including sub-contracting and supplier arrangements.

These activities demonstrate our ongoing commitment to ensuring local businesses are provided with full, fair and reasonable opportunities to participate in government and non-government projects across Queensland.

They are part of how we are delivering on the Queensland Government's vision to strengthen the economy, create jobs and grow the region.

North Queensland events and resources

North Queensland businesses are encouraged to register for events, workshops and support services, or access resources, via the links below.

Preparing an effective capability statement workshop
13 August 2018 - Register
13 November 2018 - Register
Tendering for business workshop
20 June 2018 - Register
12 September 2018 - Register
Responding to non-price criteria workshop (in partnership with Building and Asset Services)
24 July 2018 - Register
Townsville Industry Unplugged 18 July 2018 - Register
24 October 2018 - Registration opens September 2018
Townsville Industry Breakfast 4 September 2018 - Registration opens July 2018
4 December 2018 - Registration opens October 2018
Defence Industry 101 Seminars
Mentoring and support
Mentoring for growth
Other resources
Subscribe to the North Queensland Regional Office e-lert
Business Industry Portal

Register for alerts regarding current and upcoming regional project opportunities for contractors, subcontractors and suppliers via the links below:

  • Queensland Government QTenders
  • Industry Capability Network Portal
  • Queensland Contracts Directory
  • Building and Asset Services eTender System
  • VendorPanel (External Provider)
  • North Queensland Regional Office tenders bulletin

Is your business a North Queensland success story?

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Contact us

Main office (Townsville)

Level 4, 445 Flinders Street, Townsville
PO Box 1732, Townsville Qld 4810
07 4758 3405
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Check out our regional office map to see our regional office locations and the local governments they each service. You can find out more about your local government area in the local government directory.