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Jobs and exports on the rise in growing Townsville Port

25 July 2019

Major floods in the Townsville region in early 2019 have failed to dampen growth in exports leaving the North Queensland city.

New preliminary figures show total trade through Townsville Port increased by 4.7 per cent in the 2018-19 financial year, rising to a total of 7.68 million tonnes.

Visiting the Port today, Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Jackie Trad said the rise in export numbers despite this year’s devastating floods was a testament to both the resilience of the North Queensland community and the opportunity that lay in exporting our resources to the world.

Full Media Statement here