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Townsville Marine Tourism Precinct

Project overview

The development on the Strand will replace the current Breakwater Transport Terminal and include:

  • new ferry berths
  • facilities for buses
  • a commercial precinct
  • a brand new 90-room hotel.

The precinct will connect the central business district with major tourism offerings like Reef HQ Aquarium, Museum of Tropical North Queensland and the Museum of Underwater Art.

The project could also create opportunities in the development of Palm Island through the creation of reef tours and indigenous experiences


  • Support 67 construction and 63 operational jobs

  • Attract 200,000 extra visitors to the region over 10 years.

  • Grow local economy by $28.7 million


Dec 2019

Commence Construction / sod turning

Feb 2020

Practical completion

April 2021

Commence operations

Last updated: 11 Feb 2020