The development industry is a cornerstone of the Townsville economy. Our industry is the third largest generator of employment and directly accounts for approximately 8,900, or 10 per cent of jobs.

And it’s a great region to be part of; we are home to James Cook University, have been home to generations of Australian Defence Force families, and are uniquely placed to house the growth experienced by the mining sector. In regional Australia, we are a genuine multi-tiered economy, with tourism only one part of the economic mix.

The Townsville Branch of the Institute is proud to be the voice of the development industry in Queensland’s northern region and proud of our reputation as expert advisors to the Townsville City Council.

Our level of respect and authority has been built up over years by demonstrating to local authorities that when our members are doing well our community is prospering.

We continue to facilitate access to industry leaders through events that provide expert analysis of the demographic, economic and legislative challenges facing the development community in our region and across the State.

Branch Committee

Duane Gibson (Branch President) Premise
Andrew Astorquia Stockland
Blair Shillington Honeycombes Property Group
Glen Maidment Maidment Group
Jessica Baker Next Level Land Marketing
Matt Bolton RPS
Matthew Montgomerie Cardno
Michael Tapiolas Parkside


New Queensland Development Code

The State Government has introduced, effective from 18 October this year, a new state-wide code to the use of external cladding cited as: Queensland Development Code, Part 2.5 – Use of external cladding.

Local Events

Queensland Country Bank Stadium Tour

February 6, 2020 Townsville

Join us for an exclusive tour of the new Queensland Country Bank Stadium. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to go behind-the-scenes of a Townsville landmark.

Event details


Jeff Reibel


Townsville Branch