Motions - Townsville Enterprise Pty Ltd

Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland) (11:57): I move:

That the Senate

(a) notes that:

(i) north Queensland's significant economic growth has been recorded in the recent quarterly development status report released by Townsville Enterprise Pty Ltd,

(ii) the report, which covered the 3 month period to 30 June 2011, showed that, despite setbacks caused by Cyclone Yasi, approximately $53 billion worth of development projects are currently underway or awaiting approval, and

(iii) current projects include the $385 million redevelopment of Lavarack Barracks in Townsville in preparation for the arrival of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment; and

(b) congratulates Townsville Enterprise Pty Ltd on its pivotal role in encouraging and facilitating continued investment in north Queensland.

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