Townsville: a regional development case study

Tyrell, Les, Mellor, Peter , and Monypenny, Richard (2009) Townsville: a regional development case study. In: Proceeding of the 13th National Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia (SEGRA) Conference 2009, - . From: 13th National Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia (SEGRA) Conference 2009, 27-29 October 2009, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, WA, Australia.

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Abstract

Townsville (including the adjacent Burdekin Shire (Ayr), Dalrymple Shire (Charters Towers) and Hinchinbrook Shire (Ingham) in North Queensland) has had significant regional development growth in population and in private and public sector physical infrastructure over the last 20 years.

The project: The question that interests us in this paper is: What can we learn, with the benefit of hindsight, about the drivers of the growth in private and public sector physical infrastructure in Townsville, over the last 20 years?

This paper is based on primary data from open-ended-question interviews of regional development practitioners and policy makers in Townsville. We focus on:

• What has, and what has not worked; and we attempt to explain why we think that the successes have worked.

• What we think is only applicable to Townsville and what we think is more widely applicable; and we attempt to explain why we think that this is so.

Item ID: 9045
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: Townsville, Queensland
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The Related URL link is to a later version of this publication: Tyrell, Les, Mellor, Peter, and Monypenny, Richard (2010) Townsville: a regional development case study. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 16 (2). pp. 203-216.

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ISBN: 978 -0-9802833-6-5
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2010 00:21
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140218 Urban and Regional Economics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9199 Other Economic Framework > 919999 Economic Framework not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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