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Urban Centres: Townsville
Population: 238,233 (2015 Australian Bureau of Statistics)
Post Codes: 4806 – 4820, 4831 – 4850
Key industries: Food and agribusiness, tropical science and expertise, transport services, mining and resources, education and training.
Townsville has access to world class education facilities, leading edge healthcare, affordable housing, entertainment, dining precincts and a wide range of outdoor recreation options. The city hosts a range of government, community and business headquarters for the northern half of the state, including Lavarack Barracks one of Australia’s major Army bases.
This 13th largest city in Australia is well-connected with an international airport and the biggest cargo and container port in Northern Australia. The Aviation College is also located in the airport.
The region has a diverse economy, with employment opportunities across a variety of industries. Its location, infrastructure and government planning such as the establishment of the State Development Area (SDA) are attracting new industries.