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Key details

The Oonoonba Priority Development Area (PDA) will provide a range of housing styles and prices for home ownership and rental.

It covers 83 hectares and is three kilometres from the Townsville CBD.

It sits between the Ross River to the north and west, the railway line and Abbot Street road corridor to the east, and Riverwood Drive and Viewpoint Terrace to the south.

The PDA was declared on 23 April 2010.

Development scheme

The development scheme is the regulatory document which assists with planning, carrying out, promoting, coordinating and controlling land development within the PDA. 

The Oonoonba Priority Development Area Development Scheme (PDF icon 1.36 MB) commenced on 15 April 2011.

Note: Amendments to the Economic Development Act 2012 have changed the interpretation of PDA exempt and PDA self-assessable development. More information

Development assessment

Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) assesses development applications for this PDA.

All development applications are assessed against the development scheme.


Funding and building infrastructure is key to facilitating development within PDAs and is outlined in the Infrastructure Funding Framework.

Development project

The Village

Oonoonba PDA boundary map

Last updated: Monday, Feb 10, 2020