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.
Progress to date
In July 2017, Townsville City Council secured funding under the Queensland Government’s Maturing Infrastructure Pipeline Program to undertake a preliminary evaluation of what is now being referred to as the Townsville Exhibition, Entertainment and Convention Centre.
Nil (no milestones scheduled for delivery until 2018).
Next steps and milestones
The preliminary evaluation will aim to consider the best way to achieve a multipurpose facility that will cater for ongoing community needs, and is able to attract a range of entertainment and sporting events, as well as host meetings, conferences and conventions. The preliminary evaluation is due for completion by mid-2018.
Q2 2018 — Preliminary evaluation completed.
Led by Townsville City Council, in cooperation with the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments.