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Frequently asked questions

Why is the Queensland Government delivering a new stadium for North Queensland?

The existing 1300SMILES Stadium at Kirwan, 17 kilometres west of the CBD, is ageing and will reach the end of its useful economic life within the next decade.

The government's recently announced Advancing North Queensland: Investing in the future of the north plan, identifies the North Queensland Stadium as one of five key initiatives aimed at diversifying and advancing North Queensland's economy.

The proposed Stadium is anticipated to result in jobs growth and skills development during the construction and operational phases of the project. This projected growth will be experienced in the construction, services, tourism, retail, commercial and hospitality industries within the North Queensland region.

The project is expected to generate up to 750 full-time equivalent jobs throughout the design and construction stages.

Importantly, the North Queensland Stadium project is expected to provide a much needed catalyst to revitalise Townsville's central business district.

How will the stadium be delivered?

How was the managing contractor selected?

Which businesses with local Townville offices will form part of the principal consultant's team?

What was the process for selecting the principal consultant?

Was an Entertainment Centre included in the design?

How can local industry get involved?

What will happen to the 1300Smiles stadium?

Will other community groups have the opportunity to use the sporting facilities in the North Queensland Stadium?

What consideration has been given to the transport requirements for the stadium?

Will the stadium be called the North Queensland Stadium once it is completed?

Contact us

For further information on the proposed North Queensland Stadium please contact the Major Projects and Property Office or call 13 QGOV (13 74 68).