Presentations are now available for download/viewing, having been converted from the original format where necessary for web viewing.


The 2015 Charters Towers Prosperity Forum has concluded, with participants engaging with the Presenters and coming away with a positive feeling for the Region.


From the organising committee - thanks to all who participated, travelled and assisted in making the event a successful one.


The following is displayed for informational purposes only - links to bookings have been deactivated.

”Let’s facilitate North Queensland’s prosperity together by developing our regional economies, positioning them for technological and agricultural boom by providing for an efficient development and integrated land use planning.”


Date / Time Activity Details


11 November, 2015

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Council Administration Centre 12 Mosman Street

Bus Tour

* numbers limited - book early

Charters Towers Highlights Tour

Tour will conclude at the Equestrian Centre, Flinders Highway, to coincide with ‘Paddock to Plate’ Welcome BBQ


11 November, 2015

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Dalrymple Equestrian Centre, Flinders Highway West

"Paddock to Plate" - Welcome BBQ

Sample local produce, meet & network with Charters Towers Regional Council elected members, business operators and Forum delegates

Bus will return attendees to 12 Mosman St at the conclusion of the BBQ


12 November, 2015

9:30am - 10:00am

World Theatre Foyer,
82-90 Mosman Street

Forum Registration Morning Tea and Registration of Delegates


FORUM Proceedings were held at The World Theatre, in the Thalanga Cinema, 82-90 Mosman St, Charters Towers

Running Order for the Forum was as follows:

Time Speaker / Activity Topic / Details


Councillor Frank Beveridge, Mayor
Charters Towers Regional Council

Official Welcome to Charters Towers Region


Wayde Chiesa, Principal
Affari Consulting

Business and Investment Townsville - North Queensland


Paul Holden, Regional Director NQ
Dept of State Development

Corridors of Opportunity


Tracey Lines, Economic Development
Townsville Enterprise Ltd

North Qld - Prosperity Zone of Northern Australia





Maria James, Customer Relations Officer
Port of Townsville Limited

Townsville Port and Future Regional Prosperity

Video Presentation


Derek Campbell, Chief Executive
Nik Rozis, Senior Manager – Business Advisory
Crowe Horwath Pty Ltd

Creating opportunities for Business Through Tender Readiness


Tony D’Alessandro, Chief Executive Officer
Renewable Developments Australia

The Expanding Ethanol World Market - North Queensland's Contribution


Glen Graham, Chief Executive Officer
Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Zone (MITEZ)
Brendan Goulding, Director - International Services
Bentleys Chartered Accountants

Developing Projects in the MITEZ Region

Investment Attraction Toolkit


Ramon Jayo, Director P&SD
Charters Towers Regional Council

Planning & Development Assessment for New Investment Projects - Beef, Irrigation, Solar & Data


Councillor Frank Beveridge, Mayor
Charters Towers Regional Council

Forum Closing - Big Picture for the North