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Building Progress
The Project

We are currently set up in temporary office space in the CBD at 143 Walker Street.

 

However, we have a new facility being built in The Village in Oonoonba which we expect to be able to move to by the end of 2020. 

The Village has some interesting history. During WWII the area was the site of 13 Australian Army Personnel Staging Camp, Oonoonba (13 APSC). It was used as a staging camp for many military personnel on their way to 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. Most personnel moving back from New Guinea would be staged here. 

Progress Reports

 

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

2020-02: Local builders step forward to construct The Oasis Townsville

  • Tender for major building works opens to A. Gabrielli Constructions, Paynters and Woollam Constructions

 

2020-02: Work set to begin on site of The Oasis Townsville (Qld Govt Min DCDSS Media Statement)

  • 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)

2019-11: Queensland Government releases tender for roads around The Oasis Townsville (Qld Govt DCDSS Media Statement 28 Nov 2019)

2019-11: Tender packages to be released this week for construction of The Oasis Townsville (Townsville Bulletin)

2019-09: Hundreds of local jobs up for grabs to build Oasis (Townsville Bulletin)

2019-07: Local builders shortlisted for The Oasis Townsville project  (Qld Govt DCDSS Media Statement)

2019-04: LNP promises $5mil for The Oasis Townsville (in addition to Queensland Government $4.3mil) (Townsville Bulletin)

2019-03: Labor promises $4.1mil for The Oasis Townsville (added to the Queensland Government $4.3mil) (Townsville Bulletin)

2018-11: Redesign of the entire 5000sqm block at Oonoonba approved by Queensland Government (Townsville Bulletin)

OONOONBA, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, 1944-03-11. ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF OF THE 13TH PERSONNEL STAGING CAMP AT THE EMBARKATION ISSUES DEPOT FROM WHICH ALL TROOPS ARE EQUIPPED FOR NEW GUINEA. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: NX56791 STAFF-SERGEANT D. ROBINSON (1); Q36919 CAPTAIN C. TILLIDGE, COMMANDING OFFICER (2); Q101615 CORPORAL J. CULHANE (3); Q113971 PRIVATE J.F. CORP (4); Q265784 CORPORAL R.D. TUDMAN (5); Q136513 CORPORAL G. BILNEY (6).

Courtesy AWM 2019

An air raid at 0025h on 29 July 1942 saw seven bombs fall in Cleveland Bay and one in a paddock at Oonoonba. The only casualties of Townsville's "most significant raid" were a fence post and a palm tree. The site of the bombing in Oonoonba is not far from The Oasis Townsville. 

Given the military significance of the area many of the streets in The Village are named with connections to WWII.

The park to the south of The Oasis Townsville is named Rawdon Middleton VC Park. You'll find the Australian War Memoral information​ on this RAAF officer very interesting. 

Site Plan (Draft)
 
 

The Oasis Townsville Limited, a public benevolent institution, is endorsed to access the following tax concessions:

  • Income Tax Exemption under Subdivision 50-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

  • GST Concessions under Division 176 of 'A New Tax System' (Goods and Services Tax) 1999

  • FBT Exemption under Section 123C of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986

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