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The Expo will offer direct engagement between businesses looking to hire, and jobseekers from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

Read More: Empowering Diversity: Multicultural Jobs Expo to Drive Employment Opportunities in Townsville

The recently concluded Skills Attraction Showcase Breakfast and Expo brought together industry leaders and businesses in a sold-out event to address the region’s workforce challenges, fostering collaboration and discovering innovative strategies to tap into hidden talent.

Read More: Unlocking North Queensland’s Workforce Potential: Skills Atraction Showcase brings together industry leaders and business.

The Townsville Regional Jobs Committee (Jobs Townsville North Queensland) and Regional
Development Australia Townsville and North West Queensland are hosting an industry-led event to support businesses in engaging with Indigenous youth for job and training opportunities.

Read More: Breaking Down Barriers Jobs Townsville North Queensland Committee to Host Indigenous Youth Engagement Event

Job seekers anywhere in the world can now access a North Queensland specific jobs portal that allows them to identify and apply for hundreds of jobs on offer every day across the north.

Read More: Free Jobs Portal to help drive local workforce growth

Regional Development Australia Townsville and North West Queensland announce the appointment of Louise Hayes as its new Communications and Stakeholder Officer.

Read More: Appointment of Communications and Stakeholder Officer RDA


Grant Finder is live! 30 June 2022

Better Business North West 27 April 2022 


Regions Rising to strengthen and connect regional businesses 4 November 2021

Townsville and North West Queensland announces changing of the guard 16 July 2021

North and North West QLD economy shows significant resilience 13 May 2021

RDA announces new committee 1 May 2021

NAIF Changes coming 15 March 2021

RDA Calls for Deputy Chair and Committee Members 28 January 2021

Minister Marino reappoints Cr Frank Beveridge as RDA Committee Chair 11 January 2021


Townsville and West QLD construction forecast to be worth over $43 billion 11 December 2020

RDATNWQ delivers Economic Recovery and Growth Strategy 4 December 2020

Minister Marino calls for applications for RDATNWQ Chairperson 12 November 2020

Australian Government’s recommitement to RDA Townsville and North West Queensland 3 November 2020

Regional communities rely on roads to be sustainable 6 October 2020

Mining and Energy sector calls for investment into roads 28 September 2020

AgForce advocates for investment into QLD’s priority roads – 18 September 2020

IQ-RAP’s 28 Mayors seek $200m investment into regional roads – 11 September 2020

RDA Townsville and North West QLD’s key initiative delivers $1.4b in funding for inland QLD roads – 23 July 2020

RDA Supporting Communities during COVID-19 – 15 June 2020

IQ-RAP makes the National Infrastructure Priority List – 26 February 2020


North West projects to get started with government funding – 14 March 2019

Regional projects kick started with government funding – 14 March 2019



Major parties support IQ-RAP – 23 November 2019

RDA to hold grant workshops in Townsville – 23 November 2019

RDA to hold grant workshops in Mount Isa – 23 November 2017

Regions encouraged to apply for federal funding – 7 November 2017

Boosting regional economies high on the agenda 13 October 2017

IQ-RAP on the road to winning national award – 5 October 2017

Government funding will create more jobs – 7 August 2017

RDA encourages local businesses to be part of developing the north – 6 July 2017

Regional expertise boosted on RDA committee – 1 June 2017

RDA assisting the Burdekin with grant applications 2 Febuary 2017

RDA assisting Magnetic Island with grant applications – 24 January 2017

RDA assisting Townsville with grant applications – 24 January 2017

RDA assisting Ingham with grant applications 23 January 2017

RDA assisting regions in the gulf with grant applications – 23 January 2017

RDA assisting regions with grant applications-  9 January 2017


RDA to assist regions in applying for Building Better Regions Fund – 8 December 2016

Telecommunications Forum in Mount Isa – 24 November 2016

Tec-NQ another successful regional project- 17 November 2016

RDA welcomes funding to upgrade local bridges 18 January 2016

RDA welcomes investment in irrigation development – 23 February 2016

RDA encourages investment in local infrastructure – 15 January 2016

Media contact

Katrina Appleton