Townsville Industry Breakfast 2015

Coming Up:

Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Townsville Industry Breakfast - June 16, 2015

Townsville Casino

Brad Morgan

Brad Morgan Chief Executive Officer from the Townsville Casino will present on the $30 million renovations to the casino. The ambitious investment will enliven the Townsville and North Queensland tourism and hospitality industry as part of a broader plan to invest $200million across a series of resort assets creating a vision for luxury ‘reef, rainforest and ranch’ experiences across North Queensland.

Townsville Airport $40M Terminal Redevelopment

Isabelle Yates

Townsville Airport Commercial General Manager, Isabelle Yates will present on Townsville Airport’s plan to redevelop the terminal. This $40M upgrade, to commence late 2015, will include an expansion of the terminal, additional check-in kiosks, two new lounges and new retail offerings. This upgrade is phase one of an infrastructure upgrade program driven by community feedback and passenger demand. Townsville Airport plays an important role in delivering for all industry sectors in the North Queensland region.

Complete Presentation available here.

Townsville Industry Breakfast - March 17, 2015


Soumen Dutta

Soumen Dutta from ICN will be presenting on the opportunities available in the Carmichael Coal, Rail and Abbot Point Terminal 0 Projects. This session will give local suppliers the opportunity to learn more about the pre-qualification criterion of the projects and gain an insight into the ICN’s online registration process.

Complete Presentation available here.

Seymour Whyte

Seymour Whyte has a strong presence in the Townsville region, delivering a number of significant recent projects including Townsville Port Inner Harbour Expansion, Douglas Arterial Motorway, Townsville Port Access Road, and now construction on the $116 million Townville Ring Road Stage 4 project. The project involves the upgrade of Shaws Road intersection and connecting the Ring Road to the Bruce Highway in the vicinity of Mt Low Parkway. The company is committed to working in partnership with government and local business to achieve the greatest value for all stakeholders. Seymour Whyte began operations in 1987, and since then our experience and size of the team has grown and prospered, as has the size of and complexity of our projects. Today, Seymour Whyte is a highly respected and profitable infrastructure development company employing more than 300 employees with offices in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia.

Townsville Industry Breakfast - December 2, 2014

Lend Lease

Jeff Byrnes

Mr Jeff Byrnes, Senior Project Director with Lend Lease will present on current projects the company leads in the region. This will encompass current North Queensland projects such as the Lavarack Barracks, and the recently announced RAAF Base Townsville CH-47 Chinook Helicopter facilities and broader Department of Defense projects situated across Australia. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the range of projects being led by Lend Lease and the work opportunities on offer.

Complete Presentation available here.

Townsville Industry Breakfast - August 13, 2014

Office of Commonwealth Games Coordination

Mike Goodman

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will be staged from 4 to 15 April 2018. At GC2018, 71 Commonwealth counties will compete across a range of sporting events on the Gold Coast, and in Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns. A state-wide arts and Culture program is also being planned. GC2018 is the largest event in Queensland over the next decade with a budget of approximately $2 billion, which will largely be utilised for procurement from now until 2018. The event will require goods and services from many industries and Government aims to leverage GC2018 to derive economic benefits and develop local business and workforce capability. Planning is happening now and to assist business to prepare for opportunities, a forward procurement plan, forward procurement schedule and business development framework have been released. Mike Goodman from the Office of Commonwealth Games Coordination will discuss GC2018 opportunities for business and how you can get involved.

Presentation 1 available here.


Presentation 2 available here.

Townsville City Council

Vern Veitch

Deputy Mayor Vern Veitch will present on the Townsville City Council 2014/2015 budget outlining the capital works projects and discuss future major project opportunities for the region, such as the $190.4 million capital works program and $106.5 million maintenance services program which will focus on roads, water, sewerage and community infrastructure and provide a major stimulus for the local economy. Cr. Veitch will be providing an informed overview of the business potential for local suppliers and contractors.

Presentation available here.

Townsville Industry Breakfast - March 27, 2014


Port of Townsville Limited

Ranee Crosby

The Port of Townsville is intrinsically linked to the economic growth and sustainability of the North Queensland region. Handling around $8 billion in international trade during 2012/2013, port activity injects more than $266 million into the regional economy annually and supports 12,000 direct and indirect jobs. Port of Townsville Limited Chief Executive Officer Ms Ranee Crosby will talk about growth trade areas and infrastructure projects in the pipeline that will ensure the port is capable of meeting future demand growth.

Presentation available here.

Townsville City Council

Ken Veness
Townsville City Council is one of the region’s largest employers and procurers of local products and services. Procurement Manager, Ken veness, will present on current and future projects, and will provide an informed overview of the business potential for local suppliers and contractors.


Presentation available here.

Townsville Industry Breakfast - March 5, 2014

North Queensland Bulk Ports

Jeff Stewart-Harris

North Queensland Bulk Ports COO, Jeff Stewart-Harris, will present on Abbot Points' current and future developments, including export capacity expansion and rail links to regional mines.

Presentation available here.

Department of State Development, Infrastructure & Planning

David Edwards

Director General of Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (DSDIP), David Edwards, will present on the Queensland Government's economic development priorities and initiatives.

Presentation available here.

North Queensland Bio Energy

Robert Carey

See how renewable and sustainable bio-fuel technology will create jobs in the North as Chairman of North Queensland Bio Energy, Robert Carey, unveils the future of the industry and the company.

View presentation here.


Mario Martini

ICN's Project Engineering Specialist, Mario Martini, presents the opportunities for Australian companies to assist in the $40 billion rebuild of Christchurch following 2011's devastating earthquakes.

View presentation here.

Townsville Industry Breakfast - November 2013

Australian Defence Force - Joint Logistics Unit

David McGahey

David McGahey, Program Directory Defence Logistics Transformation at HQ Joint Logistics Command based in Melbourne, will present on the Defence Logistics Program (DLTP) the way ahead. The DLTP will modernise and enhance Defence's warehousing and distribution functions to provide optimum support to Defence operations.

View presentation here.

Defence Support and Reform Group

Neil Andrews

Neil Andrews, Manager Estate and Facilities Services for Defence Support and Reform Group (DSRG) will present on the extensive responsibilities of DSRG. The presentation will include managing and sustained the Defence estate of land, buildings and infrastructure, including managing contracts for the construction of major new facilities and the repairs and maintenance of existing facilities. Andrews will also discuss opportunities for local businesses to engage with the DSRG and the best approach for doing business with DSRG.

View presentation here.

Townsville Industry Breakfast - August 2013

Adani Abbot Point Terminal

John Van Pelt

John provided an overview of Adani's current terminal operations in Australia and its planned development of an integrated pit-to-port infrastructure to export coal from the Galilee Basin via its proposed new terminal at Abbot Point.

View presentation here.

State Development Areas Division

Patti McKay

Patti introduced the Townsville State Development Scheme. Declared in 2003, the 4,900 hectare Townsville State Development Area is located about six kilometeres south east of the Townsville CBD.

View presentation here.