Townsville Industrial Development Board (TIDB)



Establish the Townsville Industrial Development Board (TIDB) to lead investment attraction, market engagement and coordinate case management for potential investors including working to secure priority industrial sites to attract freight and port-related businesses and services to Townsville’s industrial areas, including the State Development Area.

The project will enhance regional development and economic growth, deliver new jobs and skills, support trade and investment through the Port of Townsville and allow for broader industry development through enhanced supply chain opportunities.


Led by the Queensland Government in collaboration with Townsville City Council and in consultation with business and industry stakeholders.

Progress to Date

The inaugural meeting of the TIDB was held on 25 September 2018. The Board consists of senior Queensland Government representatives responsible for the regulation of key industrial land parcels, private sector directors with experience in commercial law, planning, infrastructure, logistics and engineering, and senior Council representatives.  Board members have a proven track record in project delivery and a commitment to developing the Townsville region.

Next Steps

The Board will be setting its priorities by the end of 2018. The focus of the Board will be on Townsville's Southern Industrial Corridor consisting of significant industrial land parcels at the Port of Townsville, Townsville State Development Area and the Woodstock Industrial Precinct.

The Board will meet quarterly in 2019.