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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:

Office of the Coordinator-General
Major Projects and Property
Building our Regions projects

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.

Workshops
Preparing an effective capability statement workshop 24 January 2017
14 March 2017
3 May 2017
21 June 2017
Tendering for government business workshop 17 January 2017
22 March 2017
24 May 2017
28 June 2017
Responding to non-price criteria workshop (in partnership with Building and Asset Services) 1 February 2017
29 March 2017
Events
Townsville Industry Breakfast 7 March 2017 - register online
6 June 2017
5 September 2017
5 December 2017
Major projects series events
Defence Industry 101 Seminars
Mentoring and support
Mentoring for growth
Other resources
Subscribe to the North Queensland eNewsletter
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?

We're keen to share stories about North Queensland 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:

  • Contact the department's North Queensland Regional Office
  • Phone 07 4758 3400
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Follow us on Twitter: @regionalQLD