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:
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.
|Responding to non-price criteria workshop||New dates to be released soon|
|Preparing an effective capability statement workshop||25 October 2017 - Register|
|Pitch your capability: Indigenous business workshop||14 November 2017 - Register|
|Townsville Industry Unplugged||22 November 2017 - Register|
|Townsville Industry Breakfast||
5 December 2017
- Registrations open November 2017
|Defence Industry 101 Seminars|
|Mentoring and support|
|Mentoring for growth|
|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?
For more information
To find out more about how we're strengthening North Queensland:
- Contact the department's North Queensland Regional Office
- Visit: Level 4, 445 Flinders Street, Townsville
- Phone 07 4758 3405
- Follow us on Twitter: @regionalQLD