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

Townsville

Institute pushes need for action

The Institute’s Townsville Branch President, Duane Gibson alongside other industry representatives recently met with council to recommend measures that respond to the economic impacts of COVID-19.
Women on virtual meeting

Redeploying teams during COVID-19

UDIA member Capstone Recruitment has prepared an industry redeployment guide that is accessible for all industry colleagues.
Man at office desk

COVID-19 highlights the need for regulatory reform

The Institute is focused on protecting industry jobs for members and enabling the industry to get on with projects and has is sought a range of regulatory reforms during this COVID-19 situation.

Contact

Townsville Branch townsville@udiaqld.com.au