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Deborah Noller, Switch Automation From James Cook University graduate to CEO of a successful software company – Deb Noller of Switch Automation is certainly one of the most inspirational women to graduate from Townsville. We caught up with her to talk technology, scalability and funding – all crucial elements that entrepreneurs will have to consider during […]

North Queensland Stadium project already benefiting North Queenslanders

In 2020 the gates of the North Queensland Stadium will swing open in Townsville in time for the start of the National Rugby League season, but the $250 million project being delivered by the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning is already realising far-reaching benefits. With main build works on the project set […]

Collaboration Not Legislation

The change our building industry needs – collaboration not legislation. What does it take to inspire industry-wide change? Martin Locke, Managing Director of Martin Locke Homes (MLH), believes Townsville’s Construction Industry has proven it has the power to achieve it, after the MLH team and over 60 of it’s trade and supply partners banded together […]

Data Dynamics

A new Townsville-based data centre has the potential to stamp our city as the digital capital in north Australia – so what can we expect and why is it important? When it comes to the digital world – especially in areas where disasters such as cyclones can strike – maintaining contact at all times is […]

New App Revolutionises Music Tutoring

What if you could connect to any music teacher and learn any instrument through a handy, Australia-wide app? This is what John Ferreira from Townsville is hoping to achieve with his Australian-first music app ‘Learn It’, which could change the industry for people of all ages and abilities. It’s a hard gig trying to learn a new […]

Is Townsville The Healthiest City In The World?

How shocked would you be if you found out that Townsville was not only considered the healthiest place in Australia – but also the world? Dr Anne Steinemann, Professor of Civil Engineering and Chair of Sustainable Cities at the University of Melbourne, and Adjunct Professor of Science and Engineering at James Cook University, studies healthy […]

Meet Townsville’s Social Media Heroes

We all know running social media platforms can be incredibly time-consuming and rarely well-paying, so why do it? We talk to the people promoting Townsville through their social media networks and get an insight into why they do what they do and how they think it has changed and assisted our city. Support Local Townsville @SupportLocalTownsville […]

Success By Design

Townsvilles emerging creatives take centre stage. This May, Townsville will come alive with a fusion of fashion, style and entertainment. The Townsville Fashion Festival (TFF) has successfully fused together our local creative talents since 2012, when fashion and creative forces were brought together in our city centre by Katelyn Aslett, an artist and designer who began […]

LiteHaus International Brings Hope To PNG Children

Creating a not-for-profit is an incredibly noble pathway to undertake. However, as LiteHaus founder – Jack Growden – explains, it’s also a very daunting and lonely experience. So why take this path and how can a single coin change a child’s schooling experience? After attending a United Nations-hosted conference in Bangkok, Jack Growden was inspired […]

Townsville’s New Olympian-Standard Health Hub

You’d think our tropical weather would put us locals off exercising in Townsville, yet our dedication to healthy living has skyrocketed in recent years. So much so that Geon Property have found the perfect home for The CO:UP – their new, multimillion dollar, Australian-first health and wellbeing precinct. The best thing? It’s right in the […]