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The Townsville SDA provides benefits to business and industry looking to invest in Queensland including:

  • locational advantages including access to:
    • the Port of Townsville, Queensland's third largest port, handling more than $10 billion in trade during the 2015/2016 financial year, with over 30 different commodity types imported and exported including copper, zinc, lead, sugar and magnetite
    • rail routes running north, south and west with key connections to the North Coast Rail Corridor and North West Rail Corridor
    • the national road network, at the junction of the Flinders and Bruce Highways which provide access north to Cairns, south to Mackay and Brisbane and west to Charters Towers and Mount Isa
  • efficient use of land, including:
    • a dedicated transportation corridor, providing direct road access to the Port via the Townsville Port Access Road
    • the future potential to divert rail freight access to the Port through the Eastern Access Rail Corridor and to provide a services and materials transportation corridor to avoid the Townsville CBD and residential suburbs
  • opportunity for large-scale heavy industry to co-locate with existing industries, with approximately 820 hectares occupied by existing industrial enterprises and large areas of greenfield land available for development
  • a large workforce and major support services within the city of Townsville
  • efficient processing of land use applications
  • best practice land-use planning and management - ensuring land and infrastructure assets are, and remain, attractive to existing occupants and potential investors.