Bringing Townsville the Jobs of the Future

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Monday, 14th March 2022

Bringing Townsville the Jobs of the Future

with Catherine King MP, Labor Candidate for Herbert John Ring, and the North Queensland Labor Team

An Albanese Labor Government will bring the next generation of advanced manufacturing jobs and economic growth to Townsville and North Queensland by investing $22m in the Lansdown Industrial Precinct.

Labor’s investment will bring the total Commonwealth investment in this ground-breaking project to $34m.

Lansdown Industrial Precinct is Northern Australia’s first environmentally sustainable advanced manufacturing, technology and processing hub. When complete, this precinct will drive sustainable economic growth for generations.

In partnership with the Palaszczuk State Labor Government and the Townsville City Council, an Albanese Labor Government will fund the essential enabling infrastructure behind this critical economic development, building road, rail and water infrastructure.

This project will create over 5,000 jobs in construction alone, with a further 6,000 permanent ongoing jobs and 9,100 indirect jobs to follow when it is fully operating.

This development has been listed as the number one Townsville priority by both the Queensland Government and the Townsville City Council.

Despite locals knowing what is needed, the Morrison Government has failed to step up.

An Albanese Labor Government will partner with state and local governments to get this essential project underway, delivering secure local jobs and a better future for Townsville.

Attributable to Anthony Albanese, Leader of the Australian Labor Party:

“We need Australia to be a nation that makes things again.”

“Cheap, renewable energy provides us with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to boost our manufacturing sector and this commitment will help make that a reality in North Queensland.”

“It’s about developing lucrative new industries and above all, it’s about jobs.”

Attributable to Catherine King, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development:

“While the Morrison Government prefers to pick fights, only an Albanese Labor Government will work in collaboration to deliver the projects that really matter.”

“This is a prime example of Labor’s infrastructure investments enabling the next generation of economic growth for regional Australia.”

Attributable to John Ring, Labor candidate for Herbert:

“Labor knows how important it is to create secure, sustainable jobs for now and into the future, and this announcement shows how important it is to deliver these jobs in the regions.”

Attributable to Edwina Andrew, Queensland Labor Senate candidate:

“The long-term economic benefits that a project of this magnitude will deliver will impact on generations of Townsville families from now and well into the future.”

Attributable to Jason Brandon, Labor candidate for Kennedy:

“This is a fantastic announcement for the community of Kennedy, particularly for regional Queenslanders who have been left behind by the Morrison Government.”

Attributable to Shane Hamilton, Labor candidate for Dawson:

“The Lansdown Industrial Precinct announcement goes to the heart of Labor values – secure jobs for our locals, and a better future for our kids.”

 

Attributable to Jenny Hill, Mayor of Townsville:

“This commitment from the alternative Government of Australia to the people of Townsville will set our city up for sustained, long-term economic growth.

“I call on the current Government to match Labor’s commitment to guarantee the success of the Lansdown Industrial Precinct, the city and the North Queensland region”.

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