Townsville Bulletin


Game-changing energy hub another step closer to reality


A MULTIMILLI­ON dollar refinery has been declared a ‘prescribed project’, which would support thousands of jobs and “kickstart a new age in industry” for North Queensland.

Queensland Pacific Metals plans to build a battery metals refinery (pictured) in the proposed Lansdown EcoIndustr­ial Precinct south of

Townsville. If financed, the company wants to begin constructi­on of the proposed Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub in 2022 with the possibilit­y of production starting in late 2023.

The Lansdown Eco-industrial Precinct would be a major milestone for the city with the project expected to become Northern Australia’s first environmen­tally sustainabl­e advanced manufactur­ing, processing and technology hub.

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