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



Check your RPEQ

Queensland’s engineering industry should be prepared for compliance audits and investigations into non-compliance with the Professional Engineers (PE) Act to be conducted.

Nominations closing soon

Nominations for the position of Branch President and for membership to the Branch Executive Committee opened earlier this month.

TOWNSVILLE: Range of council data now freely available

Townsville City Council has released a data dashboard, which holds a range of data on activities like enquiries, spending, facility locations, community profiles, plans, virtual tours, and mapping.

Local Events

Spotlight on HomeBuilder

March 11, 2021 Townsville

Join us on March 11 to discuss how the HomeBuilder Grant has affected the development industry in Townsville.

Event details


Phillip Thompson OAM MP

Glen Maidment

David Laner


Townsville Branch