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The department has released a Development opportunities strategy for the Townsville State Development Area.

Developed by consultants Urbis in collaboration with the Office of the Coordinator-General, the strategy sets out a new vision and preferred pattern of land use in the area.

The release of the strategy followed a comprehensive re-evaluation of land uses in the Townsville SDA.

Among other things, the strategy describes:

  • 11 potential new land-use precincts – and the development opportunities they offer businesses and industries
  • conditions whereby development could occur in each precinct.

The strategy also proposes a staged approach to the development of the Townsville SDA and recommends actions for stakeholders to realise the full potential for the area.

The strategy was informed by targeted stakeholder consultation.

Download strategy

Complete strategy:

Development opportunities strategy for the Townsville State Development Area (PDF icon 9.26 MB).

Strategy in parts:

  • Part 1 (PDF icon 1.3 MB) – Contents; Executive summary; A place to invest; Future of the TSDA; Land use capacity of the TSDA.
  • Part 2 (PDF icon 389 KB) – TSDA preferred pattern of development.
  • Part 3 (PDF icon 1.83 MB) – Stuart Creek Industrial Precinct; Central Port Related Industrial Precinct; Priority Rail Dependent/Port Related Industrial Precinct; Heavy Industry Precinct; Transport and Support Services Precinct; Priority Road/Rail Dependent Industrial Precinct; Extractive Industry and Landfill Precinct; Materials/Transportation Services Precinct.
  • Part 4 (PDF icon 1.68 MB) – Buffer/Restricted Development Precinct; Environmental Conservation Precinct; Ecological Corridors and Priority Offset Precinct; Service Centre; Infrastructure network; A staged approach; Implementation.

Development scheme

The development opportunities strategy has informed amendments to the development scheme for the Townsville SDA and a minor change to the Townsville SDA boundary.

Media releases

Townsville SDA development strategy released (7 February 2013)