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New funding secured for major Townsville tourism project
The Queensland Government has announced $3.5 million in funding towards the Townsville Marine Tourism Precinct development which aims to connect the Townsville CBD and major tourism offerings such as Reef HQ Aquarium, the Museum of Tropical North Queensland and the proposed new Museum of Underwater Art to the water.
Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said the funding was awarded under the government’s major $48 million Attracting Tourism Fund.
“The Marine Tourism Precinct will be a game changer for Townsville. The development on the Strand will replace the current Breakwater Transport Terminal and will include new ferry berths, facilities for buses, a commercial precinct and a brand new 90-room hotel.
“This is about attracting tourists who spend more and stay longer when they come to visit North Queensland.”
The project could also create opportunities in the development of Palm Island through the creation of reef tours and indigenous experiences.
Member for Townsville Scott Stewart said this game changing project could attract an extra 200,000 visitors, generate $28.7 million for local businesses and boost gross regional product by $13.1 million.
The Queensland Government’s support is conditional upon a $15 million contribution from the Australian Government.
Image top of Reef HQ Aquarium
2nd September 2019 - First seat installed at new North Queensland Stadium
26th August 2019 - Work commences on redevelopment of Townsville’s Tobruk Memorial Baths
10th July 2019 - Queensland Government commits $4.5 million for Far North tourism
21st June 2019 - Townsville Hockey Complex reopens after $1.7 million recovery works
17th June 2019 - New Ninja Parc attraction opens in Townsville
20th March 2019 - New promenade to connect Townsville sports and arts precincts
26th June 2018 - Paluma Adventure Centre opens north of Townsville
15th April 2018 - Townsville to celebrate value of a decade of Supercars racing
12th March 2018 - Flooding hits Far North Queensland tourism
11th March 2018 - Councils and developers look to embrace lagoon lifestyles
11th March 2018 - Townsville to host 2018 Ecotourism Australia conference
10th November 2017 - Renovations complete at Townsville’s Strand Water Park
15th August 2017 - Australian Festival of Chamber Music breaks Townsville attendance record
5th July 2017 - Queensland Government flags economic benefits of Supercar races
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