Veteran Community Home Base
The Final Days before Handover
The Village has some interesting history. During WWII the area was home to 13th Australian Personnel Staging Camp, Oonoonba (13 APSC). It was used as a staging camp for many military personnel on their way to and returning from Papua New Guinea during WWII. It was built in the Meatworks holding paddock on the high ground between the Oonoonba School and the Oonoonba Animal Health Station beside Abbott Street and the railway line. During WWI the site was also a holding area for horses begin held for loading onto ships for transportation to the Middle East for the service with Australian and Indian units.
2020-09: New road at The Oasis Townsville pays tribute to local military history (Qld Govt Min DCDSS Media Statement)
Announcement of the new road in front of The Oasis Townsville would be named Staging Camp Avenue.
2020-05: New facility for The Oasis Townsville one step closer to completion (Joint Statement: Chester, O'Rourke, Thompson)
Appointment of Woollam Constructions for major building works - half demolition, refit, 5 new buildings including coffee shop
Tender for major building works opens to A. Gabrielli Constructions, Paynters and Woollam Constructions
Appointment of Newlands Civil Construction for early works
2019-12: Construction of The Oasis Townsville on track to begin in early 2020 (Qld Govt DCDSS Media Statement 6 Dec 2019)