Developments and projects from public and private sector investors are one of the best ways for MITEZ to grow economies and strengthen communities for our members.
MITEZ has coordinated, supported and taken part in a wide range of projects that have been researched or completed in the area stretching from Mount Isa to Townsville.
The Overlanders Way Group, in collaboration with community and industry partners, championed the production of a new made-forstreaming series The Overlanders Way TV Series. Based on the dramatic romantic comedy novel by a Mount Isa local, the story details the comingof-age dramas and adventures of the main protagonist, Kylie McManus, and her posse of ‘city-slicker’
Through access to Remote Area Board (RAB) funding, in 2020/21 Mitez commissioned a Cotton Gin Feasibility Study.Australia exports more than 90 per cent of cotton produced, generating an average of $1.9 billion in export revenue annually. There is significant potential for North Queensland to be a successful and sustainable player in the cotton production industry
Investigations into the viability of a dam on the upper Cloncurry River with detailed functional design and costings are being undertaken as well as assessing the social, economic and environmental impact. This feasibility study which is supported by $1.765m funding from the Australian Government – National Water Infrastructure Development Fund, is an initiative of
This two part feasibility study project will provide insight into the importance of the energy supply to the sustainability of communities and industry and investigate and document options for utilising the historic Hughenden Powerhouse precinct for tourism, education and historic purposes. The redeveloped Hughenden Power House will be central to tourism and education in the
A project supported by State funding to provide a report detailing the extent of prickly acacia infestation in north west Queensland and the viability of using this resource as a bio fuel for pellets or wood chip both domestically and internationally. This project will also explore the ongoing viability of Sterile Leucaena as a
This project will see preliminary planning, civil engineering and trial planting investigated/carried out to establish a facility for value adding activities using effluent water and other waste products at a designated Cloncurry Shire Council site. The project will demonstrate to local landowners or investors the commercial viability and potential for developing small or large plantations on
Drive North West In conjunction with a steering committee of regional stakeholders this project saw MITEZ work with a consultant to establish two new themed tourism routes in the Northern Outback, north and south of the existing Overlander’s Way (Flinders Highway) and to Cairns and Townsville to attract new markets. The routes span between: Winton
A regional transport and logistics facility has been identified as a project of significant value to Mount Isa’s agenda for diversification and the project of undertaking this feasibility study is to prove the concept, identify possible locations and to support Mount Isa’s immediate diversification plans. A key element of Mount Isa City Councils strategic direction is
A project investigating the best options/benefits to provide electricity to rural propertiei in the McKinlay Shire to reduce their dependence on the current SWER lines and evaluate the potential of using renewable energy with associated battery storage. With approximately 160 properties in the McKinlay Shire connected to the grid via criss-crossing SWER lines, there are on-going
Our Economic Zone
The MITEZ Region
MITEZ is a regional organisation representing local government areas across Northern Queensland’s most important transport corridor. The economic development zone encompasses Mount Isa, Cloncurry, McKinlay, Richmond, Flinders, Charters Towers and Townsville, serving more than 230,000 local residents.
MITEZ encourages commercial and administrative cooperation, helping its member cities to work towards shared economic and social goals.