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North Queensland

Our Region

Economic snapshot

  • The Queensland forest and timber industry makes a significant economic contribution to the State, supporting around 25,000 direct and indirect jobs, as well as contributing $3.8 billion to the state economy. 

  • The timber industry is the state’s third most valuable agricultural processing industry

  • Wood processing and timber manufacturing accounts for around 70% of the 11,760 direct timber industry jobs in Queensland. 

  • Forest and timber industries deliver:

    • $70 million industry economic activity in the Northern Queensland region

    • $54 million per annum in timber output

    • 1500 direct and indirect jobs

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North Queensland Regional Hub Geographic Boundries

The North Queensland Regional Forestry Hub covers 33 local government authorities.

  • Aurukun Shire Council

  • Burdekin Shire Council

  • Burke Shire Council

  • Cairns Regional Council

  • Carpentaria Shire Council

  • Cassowary Coast Regional Council

  • Charters Towers Regional Council

  • Cook Shire Council

  • Croydon Shire Council

  • Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council

  • Douglas Shire Council

  • Etheridge Shire Council

  • Flinders Shire Council

  • Hinchinbrook Shire Council

  • Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council

  • Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council

  • Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council

  • McKinlay Shire Council

  • Mackay Regional Council

  • Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council

  • Mareeba Shire Council

  • Mornington Shire Council

  • Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council

  • Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council

  • Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council

  • Richmond Shire Council

  • Tablelands Regional Council

  • Torres Shire Council

  • Torres Strait Island Regional Council

  • Townsville City Council

  • Whitsunday Regional Council

  • Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council

  • Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council

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