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QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT - TOWNSVILLE REGION
Position Type: CasualSalary: Comprising salary range of $32.39 - $33.06 p.h. (NG1), plus other applicable allowances/benefits and employer contribution to superannuation (12.75%).About the Townsville Hospital and Health ServiceThe Townsville Hospital and ...
QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT - TOWNSVILLE REGION
Position Type: CasualSalary: Comprising salary range of $40.72 - $52.23 p.h. (NG5), plus other applicable allowances/benefits and employer contribution to superannuation (12.75%).About the Townsville Hospital and Health ServiceThe Townsville Hospital and ...
Your new company Operating throughout Australia, this leader in industrial maintenance solutions and pump technologies is one of Australia’s most versatile engineering companies. Due to a restructure a position for a Hydraulic Fitter is required to ensure the ...
Your new company This long standing development company have a number of residential estates across Townsville. With a large number of lots available on numerous sites, this company will be selling for many years. Your new role As a Business Development ...
Your new company This is a long standing, Townsville based agent with a strong client portfolio and a wealth of successful employees. They work with both property sales and rentals offering a range of selling options and ongoing management packages. Your new ...
Your new company A large service provider is currently seeking an experienced Head Chef to work on a casual basis on a number of different mine sites situated in North QLD. Your new role Reporting into the Site Manager you will be responsible for the running ...
Your new company At Hays, we are the industry leading recruiting experts, more successful than our four nearest competitors combined. We believe that the right job can transform a person's life and the right person can impact a business. As a recruiting ...
Your new company A leading service provider that provides industrial cleaning services requires experienced Spray Painter/Blasters for an upcoming contract. Your new role Reporting to site supervisor, you will be responsible for the industrial Spray painting/...
Your new company This large national wealth organisation is a highly sought after employer offering access to the latest technology and products, and a solid reputation in the market. Your new role As an associate, you will be offered a mentor and supportive ...
Your new company Operating throughout Australia this company specialises in all aspects of drilling within the Mining and Resources industry. Your new role Due to an increase in their scope of work a position as a Driller has become available to ensure the ...
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What is it like to live and work in Townsville?
Townsville is considered the unofficial capital of North Queensland and as well as hosting a large number of major business and government offices it also remains popular with tourists and backpackers drawn to the nearby Great Barrier Reef.
The city offers a wide variety of reef tourism activities and has outstanding diving and snorkelling facilities. Townsville also has many restaurants and a vibrant pub and night-club scene. Other local attractions include a long garden and tropical beach strip known as 'The Strand', a riverfront parkland attraction called Riverway, a large tropical aquarium and Magnetic Island, a beautiful and popular neighbouring island which consists mostly of national park.
There are a number of parks scattered throughout Townsville and the Ross River that flows through the city is a popular spot for fishing, rowing and water skiing.
The area is known for a hot climate with plenty of sunshine and minimal rain in winter, although flooding does sometimes occur in the summer.
The verdict: While Townsville could be considered a little less sophisticated than some of the other cities in Australia, it is ideally located for those wanting to explore the Great Barrier Reef or Magnetic island. If you don't mind a tourist vibe and you're into fishing or watersports it could be worth checking out.
What are the prominent industries?
While the resources boom led to significant economic growth and continues to remain a key industry, the region's tourism sector is also very strong and has outstripped neighbouring regions.
What is the area famous for?
? Townsville is the only city in the world to refine three different base metals, being copper, zinc and nickel.
? Eddie Mabo learned of the terra nullius doctrine implications while working as a gardener at James Cook University. He later went on to become famous for taking on the Australian government and causing the historic overturning of the legal notion terra nullius.
? Each July the international chamber music festival known as the Australian Festival of Chamber Music attracts numerous acclaimed Australian and international musicians to Townsville.
? Townsville was the home of famous Editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange.
Townsville's population currently sits at around 150,000 people. The city experiences a high turnover with many short term workers being brought in by government services and the army base. The area is also popular for fly in/fly out mining workers.
The Australian Army maintains a strong presence in Townsville, with the 3rd Brigade located at the Lavarack Barracks in Townsville itself.
Some key landmarks in the area:
? Seating over 5000 people and hosting many national and international music, trade and sport shows, the Townsville Entertainment Centre is a popular spot for local entertainment.
? Castle Hill, sitting at 292 metres (just short of being classified as a mountain), offers visitors a spectacular view of the city and Magnetic Island from its summit.
? Since its opening in 1978, the Townsville Civic Theatre has been the premier cultural facility for North Queensland.
Companies presently offering job vacancies in Townsville include Queensland Government, Healthcare Australia, Harvey Norman..
64% of current opportunities are permanent, whereas 36% are contract jobs.
The average salary for open Townsville jobs is currently $78,606, 10% lower than the national average salary for all jobs which is $86,888.
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