The Townsville City Deal is already creating more local jobs and attracting additional investment to Townsville, according to the first annual progress report.
The Townsiville City Deal was Australia's first City Deal, a 15-year commitment to transform Townsville's economy and city centre, and was signed by the Prime Minister, Queensland Premier and Townsville Mayor on 9 December 2016.
Key achievements since signing of the Townsville City Deal include:
• commencement of construction on the $250 million North Queensland Stadium;
• delivery of an interim report on securing Townsville’s water supply providing recommendations and options, some of which are being implemented by Townsville City Council following a $225 million commitment by the Queensland Government
• finalisation of the Port Channel Capacity Upgrade project business case and environmental approvals, and commitment of $75 million in funding by the
• completion of the Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor business case for consideration by the Queensland Government.