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

Matt Bolton (Branch President) RPS
Andrew Astorquia Stockland
Duane Gibson Premise
Glen Maidment Maidment Group
Matthew Montgomerie Cardno
Adam Pease Premise
Tye Smith Lendlease Communities
Michael Tapiolas Parkside


UDIA Queensland Branch Presidents 2021-2023

New branch committees ready to go

UDIA Queensland State President Warwick Bible has announced the details of the Institute’s regional Branch Committees for 2021-23. Take a look at who's representing you in your region.

Local Events

Townsville Market Outlook

August 5, 2021 Townsville

Join us on August 5 to find out what’s happening in the Townsville Market.

Event details


Rob Sobyra

Craig Stack


Townsville Branch