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Townsville

About Townsville

156,000 in city
1,869 km² (722 mi²)
102 m
Situated on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Townsville is the unofficial 'Capital' of North Queensland, and is a city that boasts a relaxed tropical lifestyle. Townsville was founded in 1864 by John Melton Black and Robert Towns, and was originally a base for workers, who could not reach the nearby town of Bowen, whenever the Burdekin River was flooded. However it wasn't long before Townsville outgrew Bowen. After a railway connection in 1882, and development of the man-made harbour in 1892, Townsvile boomed as a city. Today, Townsvile ranks 13th largest city in Australia, and 5th largest in Queensland.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
61 All Buildings
40
existing
1
under construction
12
planned
7
unbuilt
1
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Holiday Inn Townsville 249 ft 1977
2 The Dalgety 237 ft 2009
3 T1 Apartments Sturt Street 203 ft 2008
4 Altitude 180 ft 2011
5 Suncorp Plaza 180 ft 1990

Building types

No. Type
37 low-rise building
24 high-rise building