IQ-RAPWelcome to Regional Development Australia
Townsville and North West Queensland
Welcome to Regional Development
Australia Townsville and
North West Queensland

Regional Development Australia is an Australian Government initiative that brings together all levels of government to enhance the growth and development of Australia’s regions.

Chairman of Regional Development Australia Townsville and North West Queensland Inc (RDA), Mr Paul Woodhouse, and Committee members and staff are dedicated to strengthening the communities within the North and North West Queensland region.

RDA is a not-for-profit incorporated association.  Our Committee members have broad and diverse skills and experience, as well as demonstrated networks within our region. These individuals understand the challenges, opportunities and priorities within their local communities.

The Townsville and North West Queensland region accounts for one quarter of Queensland's land mass and, with a population of approximately 272,416, represents 5.8% of Queensland's population. The 15 Local Government areas included in the region are:

  • Boulia
  • Burdekin
  • Burke
  • Carpentaria
  • Charters Towers
  • Cloncurry
  • Doomadgee
  • Flinders
  • Hinchinbrook
  • McKinlay
  • Mornington
  • Mount Isa
  • Palm Island
  • Richmond
  • Townsville
Click the Red markers on the map to learn more about each region