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Urban Centres: Townsville
Population: 252,000 (2011 qgso.qld.gov.au )
Post Codes: 4806 – 4820, 4831 – 4850
Key industries: Retail trade, healthcare and social assistance, public administration and safety, Australian Defence Force, manufacturing, education, training and construction.
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.
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.