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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:

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
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:

Is your business a North Queensland success story?

We're keen to share stories about local businesses that are strengthening North Queensland. If you're a successful local business and would like to share your story with others, we may be able to feature it in case studies, industry briefings or media releases. Share your story with us by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information

To find out more about how we're strengthening North Queensland:

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