Townsville

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

News

UDIA National’s plan to help industry recover

UDIA National has today released ‘Helping Australia Bounce Back’ – an advocacy document that details six strategic steps governments can take now to stimulate housing and construction, and how they fit in the context of our larger policy goals.

North Queensland Regional Plan finalised

The State Government has finalised the North Queensland Regional Plan and is intended to create jobs and boost growth in the region over the next 25 years.

Expanding our digital footprint

The dawn of 2020 signals a change of pace for the Institute as we sharpen our focus on connecting members with information online, where and when they need it. The first major cab off the rank is our new website.

Contact

Townsville Branch townsville@udiaqld.com.au