Acceleration of the State Development Area (SDA)

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Commitment

Develop a business case for the acceleration of the SDA in consultation with the Townsville Industrial Development Board. This will build on existing work between the Queensland Government and Townsville City Council to identify opportunities to accelerate the SDA.

Responsibilities

Led by the Queensland Government in collaboration with the Townsville City Council.

Progress to Date

In June 2018, the Queensland Government acquired 810 hectares of land in the Townsville SDA. The Queensland Government is now working with key stakeholders (including the Townsville Industrial Development Board) to facilitate industrial and port related development opportunities in the SDA.

In October 2018, the Queensland Government released an expression of interest to accelerate development of approximately 310 hectares of land in the Townsville SDA.

The Queensland Government is now working with a diverse range of port, rail and road dependent industries to explore opportunities for new development in the SDA, including manufacturing, minerals processing, freight, logistics and bulk storage.

Next Steps

Q1 2019 and ongoing: The Queensland Government will continue to work with the TIDB and key stakeholders to actively seek and convert industrial development opportunities within the SDA.