PDA poised to take city into a bold future
THE State Government will today unveil its proposed development scheme for the Ross Creek priority development area.
As we reveal exclusively today, the 97ha Townsville City Waterfront Priority Development Area includes the proposed stadium, convention centre, arts precinct and redevelopment of the North Yards railway sheds, all part of a vision designed to see 30,000 people living in the CBD within 15 years.
Anyone who has visited the southern capitals would have an idea about what is proposed: a flowing waterfront precinct encompassing retail, public transport, entertainment, residential and dining precincts similar to Melbourne’s Southbank, Brisbane’s South Bank and even Sydney’s Darling Harbour.
As Deputy Premier Jackie Trad says, the plan is designed to turn Townsville into a world- class destination.
The creation of the priority development area and the release of the Government’s vision for the precinct will give property developers a strong incentive to get moving on plans to invest in this new area of growth.
By reducing the red tape associated with development, developers can avoid what can be months of delays as projects grind their way through the normal development applications processes.
All of this translates to new capital flushing into the city, and with it muchneeded jobs and business opportunities.
Anyone who has watched Townsville grow from an industrial town into the regional centre it is today should be excited about plans to make it a cosmopolitan, modern city tomorrow. Cowboys rise on momentum THE Cowboys just keep getting better.
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