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Townsville Regional Investment Profile


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Townsville Regional Investment Profile

  2. 2. TownsvilleTownsville Enterprise Townsville City CouncilTownsville Enterprise is the peak economic development and destination Townsville’s extraordinarily diverse and prosperous economy is strategicallymarketing organisation for the North Queensland Region. linked to mining and minerals processing sectors that are driving Australia’s growth. Combined with its roles as the nation’s largest garrison city andOur mission is to build and develop North Queensland to achieve sustainable Queensland’s second capital, Townsville is providing rare opportunity andeconomic and lifestyle benefits for the Region and Australia. stability during uncertain economic times and is being widely recognised as a model for regional economic success.Townsville Enterprise is currently seeking investment for five major projects: The Townsville City Council is leading the way with intensive strategic planning and major reforms to meet• Power/Energy Generation – Demand for energy is increasing within the Region and the needs of investors and developers. We are playing an active role in the development of dedicated companies within the energy generation industry are being sought after to meet the demand productive precincts focusing on industrial, defence and knowledge-based activities. With investment in of a growing industry base. transport infrastructure to further improve our domestic and international connections by air, road, rail and• Entertainment, Exhibition and Sporting Complex – The Townsville Region envisions a sea, Townsville is becoming a natural hub for industry and business. newly developed Entertainment, Exhibition and Sporting complex within the next five years to cater for the escalating sporting, business and events industry. The CBD Master Plan identifies strategies for higher densities, improved services and public transport• Data Centre - Townsville is actively developing its emerging Information and Communications to facilitate a growth target of 30,000 people living or working in the CBD by 2030. Council is prioritising Technology (ICT) industry, and is strongly interested in the establishment of a data centre within development within the CBD by providing incentives in the form of financial concessions on infrastructure the city. As one of the first cities in Australia to be connected to the NBN, Townsville is in a and other fees and charges, relaxation of car parking requirements for applicable developments, and fortunate position to boast numerous optic fibre networks within the city; (e.g. Nexium network, assistance with other agencies’ requirements on construction hours and site access. The CBD Incentives AARNet, Nextgen), providing a data centre with ideal network redundancy. Program is already delivering results to stimulate confidence, activity and momentum to revitalise the CBD.• Residential and Commercial Development – Due to an increasing population, there are numerous residential and commercial development opportunities available within As we develop and implement these reforms, Townsville is becoming the standout city in which to do the Region. Specific projects are available upon request. business. Our initiatives are paying dividends with cranes once again above Townsville’s skyline. Accommodation, Meetings and Conventions Facilities – With very strong corporate business and Government presence, an increase in successful major events and a ‘Our challenge is to continue supporting major city-building projects, working hand-in-hand with our strong and growing business events industry, there is a high demand for 3, 4 and 5 industry partners to bring new investment to Townsville.’ – Cr Jenny Hill, Mayor of Townsville. star room stock.If you would like further information on any of these investment opportunities, please contact us.
  3. 3. TownsvilleJames Cook University Discovery CentralWith campuses in Townsville, Cairns, Brisbane and Singapore, Discovery Central is a village centre built around the new public square The Ideas Market. DiscoveryJames Cook University is dedicated to creating a brighter future for Central is a vibrant place of exchange where ‘Town and Gown’ meet, offering commercial and neighbourhoodlife in the Tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that retail services, residential accommodation, teaching research facilities, and knowledge basedmake a difference. JCU is ranked in the top four percent of the commercial’s tertiary institutions by the respected Academic Ranking of World Universities produced by theShanghai Jiao Tong University.Discovery RiseJames Cook University is planning a knowledge community for Townsville with the project ‘DiscoveryRise’. This project will reconceive and reshape the built environment of Douglas Campus from an isolatedinstitutional campus to an integrated university town with a vibrant knowledge community. An area of 150hectares is to be developed, inclusive of mixed use, Enterprise Park and residential zones with a plannedresidential population of 7,000.Discovery Rise Master PlanDiscovery Rise is a series of villages. Each village is connected by carefully designed cool walkable streetsand lanes lined with trees and verandahs, shady parks and gardens, sheltered public spaces and greatplaces to meet. Above: Idea’s Market | Below: Mount Stuart Street
  4. 4. Townsville Left: Townhouse Perspective Above: Mount Stuart Precinct Plan | Below: Clinical Practices Building Investment Opportunities The Discovery Rise Knowledge Precinct is well serviced by social and economic infrastructure with good access to Townsville’s CBD, international airport and the Bruce Highway. JCU already has the world’s largest concentration of tropical marine scientists at facilities such as the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), CSIRO, and the Marine and Tropical Science Research Facility. The Precinct is home to the Australian Tropical Science and Innovation Precinct.Discovery VillageDiscovery Village is a medium density development which will include accommodation, community facilities The Centre:and detached housing. Discovery Village is convenient; only a 5 minute walk from the Eddie Koiki MaboLibrary. It is a place where you can live near but not in the University. It has parks, walking tracks through • Grows Queensland’s research and development capacity.the hills, and a mix of housing types and price points for a range of people. • Acts as a Centre of Excellence in tropical science • Address the issues affecting people living in the tropics. • Exports this research and knowledge to developing tropical countries James Cook University employs over 1,600 staff has over 12,000 students including undergraduates, post graduate and PhD fellows and over 1300 of these are international students. Annually the University receives over $27M in research funding. Retail and Commercial: Investors and tenants are invited to be part of the new Clinical Practice, Cornerstone and Student Accommodation buildings and residential projects. There are opportunities for new business, services and knowledge based industries to establish in the Discovery Rise Enterprise park. Projects will vary considerably in scale with total investment over the life of the development estimated to be in the order of $1.6 Billion. Left: Discovery Village Master Plan | Right: Courtyard Perspective
  5. 5. TownsvillePort of Townsville Limited (POTL)Located on the shoreline of tropical North Queensland, adjacent to the GreatBarrier Reef Marine Park, the Port of Townsville is a world class gateway forglobal trade and investment.Townsville’s port plays an integral role in international shipping operations. Asone of the world’s leading exporters of base metals (by variety), the port links tothe vast hinterland that serves the North West and North East Queensland Mineral Provinces and is alsoAustralia’s largest exporter of raw sugar and molasses.Townsville is renowned for having one of the most diverse economies in the country. This diversity isreflected in the trade profile of the Port, which is a key cog in the natural regional supply chain valuedat AUD$15 billion, employing over 112,000 people, home to 58 operating mines (with another 248 activeprospect sites) and 1,996 farming establishments over 30 million hectares of land.So whether your investment relates to the resource, agricultural, industrial or retail sectors of north andnorth west Queensland, the Port of Townsville is open to your business.
  6. 6. Charters TowersIndustrial ParkCharters Towers Regional Council is in the process of developing additionalland for industrial use adjacent to the existing Cunningham Industrial Estate.Located on the north eastern extreme of the City of Charters Towers, theindustrial park enjoys direct access to a heavy vehicle multi combination route(Flinders Highway bypass) and will be serviced with all necessary infrastructureincluding single and three phase power, sealed roads and street lighting.Development approvals being sought will ensure appropriate zoning for all traditional industrial use withoutthe requirement for any further planning approval in the form of Material Change of Use or otherwise(excepting requirements for environmental licensing). Stage one of the development comprising nineserviced allotments is proposed to be released for sale by auction off plan December, 2012.Although Council has approved a concept subdivision, expressions of interest addressing appropriate lotsizes for specific industry needs will be further considered so as to ensure that the most contemporarydesign features addressing industry specific needs are available to industry users. Above: Proposed site location | Below: Subdivision conceptCharters Towers Regional Council supports investments from a wide range of private investors as well asfrom both the State and Federal Governments. New projects and developments across various industry/economy sectors are expected to ultimately diversify the labour market and grow the regional economyover the next decade.
  7. 7. BurdekinAchacha Fruit Group KFSUInvestment Opportunity KFSU LTD is selling the world’s first natural dietary fibre fromAchacha Fruit Management Pty Ltd is seeking expressions of interest to invest in sugar cane, has established customers in the $4 billion per annum$2 million plus or to purchase whole or part of the Achacha Group organisation. global market and is forecasting trading profits of $25 million perThe organisation’s business is the commercialisation, growing, harvesting, annum by 2015.distribution, marketing and selling of the Achacha fruit and associated products,centred around Palm Creek Plantation near Townsville, Queensland. The Investment Opportunitybusiness is well established and has significant growth potential both within Australia and abroad. The investment opportunity is to become a part of KFSU’s expansion as it builds capacity and product range to extend existing sales and develop new customer sales in four different countries.The Fruit Following the original funding of $4.1 million to establish the business and build a plant, KFSU is now raisingo The Achacha (achachairú, or Garcinia humilis) is a natural fruit native to the tropical Amazon an additional $2.4 million for expansion with a mix of equity and debt funding. At this stage commitments Basin of Bolivia, similar in size and shape to an egg. have been received for $1.4 million leaving a balance of $800K to raise. Shares are selling at 10 cents each.o Palm Creek Plantation, established in 2003, is the first and currently the only large scale commercial operation in the world which grows the Achacha. It has copious supplies of water for irrigation. The 120 hectare plantation has 16,000 producing trees, compared to a total of approximately 7,000 in the tree’s native environment in Bolivia.o Taste experts describe its unique flavour as ‘sweet, tangy, refreshing – like a sorbet’.o There is growing demand for the Achacha in Australia and overseas; annual production and sales have increased from 10 tonnes in its first season, 2009, to 190 tonnes in 2012, with 400 tonnes expected in 2013.Unique Featureso Palm Creek Plantation is an established, proven agricultural operation.o The Achacha brand has been established in the market place following four years of highly effective and innovative public relations and marketing.o It holds a monopoly position in the Australian market, protected by Plant Breeder’s Rights (PBRs) until 2036.o Gained third prize in the prestigious Innovation Award at the 2012 Fruit Logistica Berlin. Exports to Europe, the Middle East and Asia have commenced, and are expected to become 50% of total production.
  8. 8. HinchinbrookIngham Aerodrome North Queensland Bio-EnergyIngham Aerodrome, managed by Hinchinbrook Shire Council, presents North Queensland Bio-Energy Corporation Limited is a Northopportunities for businesses to locate themselves in the midst of the Herbert Queensland based public company which has received developmentRiver Valley in North Queensland. Opportunities exist for, but are not limited to, approval to construct a $425 million sugar/ethanol/renewable poweraircraft sales and distribution businesses, aviation maintenance businesses, generation facility in Ingham. The facility will produce 330,000aircraft components manufacturers and aviation education and training. tonnes of sugar per annum, have an installed ethanol production capacity of 200,000 litres per day, and a11 allotments starting at 800sqm are available with affordable leases and renewable electricity generation capacity of 85 megawatts, 60-65 megawatts of which will be available forfavourable lease terms. export into the Queensland power grid. Website: Local sugar cane growers, community members and Australian companies will have the opportunity to invest in the project when an ASIC prospectus is issued towards the end of 2012.
  9. 9. Updated: December 2012Darwin Cairns Mt Isa Mackay Moranbah Rockhampton Brisbane Sydney Melbourne TOWNSVILLE ENTERPRISE LIMITED Phone: + 61 7 4726 2728 PRINCIPAL SPONSOR ABN: 58 053 020 536 Fax: + 61 7 4726 2700 Email: Enterprise House Web: 6 The Strand, Townsville Queensland, 4810 Australia