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Townsville committee meeting update

The Townsville Branch committee meeting held on September 20 was an opportunity to discuss the Branch’s position on some local projects like the election priorities, planning fee increases etc.

The committee also briefly discussed:

  • State grant funding for the water pipeline
  • Water supply situation and the negative perceptions of the development industry regarding water security
  • The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection’s request for partnership with the Branch for Townsville Creek to Coral program.

Branch President Andrew Astorquia advised that the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning will present the draft North Queensland Regional Plan in November.

Members are encouraged to share their thoughts with the branch via email at