Townsville City Council has opened a second round of tenders calling for project partners to further develop the Lansdown Industrial Precinct.
Mayor Jenny Hill said the precinct had already attracted support from battery plant proponent Imperium3 and Pure Minerals, with Edify Energy on board to power the area from its Majors Creek Solar Farm.
“NAB’s support of Imperium3 and the Premier’s comments about Townsville’s potential as a hydrogen hub show that confidence is growing for our city to become a leader in sustainable industries,” she said.
The 1500ha Lansdown Industrial Precinct is located west of the city at Woodstock.
Cr Hill said the tender process for Lansdown would continue while land remains available and eco-industries were being encouraged to apply.
“Council is well underway with the major planning scheme amendment process with the State Government completing its first review of the draft package submitted by Council and working with us to get the site development ready.
“The second round of tenders for project partners is open until the end of September and we are looking for projects that focus on sustainable manufacturing, processing and technology.
“It would be great to see companies looking to develop hydrogen projects consider the benefits of locating within Lansdown.
“The Lansdown Industrial Precinct is perfectly positioned to enable local growth of a green hydrogen market with an existing gas pipeline running parallel to the highway and direct access to the Port of Townsville.”