Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre



Refine the business case for the entertainment and convention centre, identify available financing and funding options, and work with potential partners on the delivery of the entertainment centre and broader precinct.

The delivery of the project will reinforce the Townsville CBD and Waterfront Priority Development Area as an attractive destination, promote tourism and events attraction, create additional jobs and skills in the service industry and boost opportunities for Indigenous workers and businesses.


Led by Townsville City Council, in cooperation with the Queensland and Australian Governments.

Progress to Date

An early stage assessment of the Townsville Entertainment and Exhibition Centre, funded under the Queensland Government's Maturing Infrastructure Pipeline Program, was completed in October 2018. The assessment examined the short, medium and long-term needs of an events facility and confirmed the need for a new entertainment and exhibition precinct to be developed in Townsville and the project proceed to business case stage.

Next Steps

Identify and assess potential sources of funding to deliver a project business case.