The Oasis 

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. 

Progress Reports


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

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)

Aerial Photo with New Suburb Overlay
TOTSV Area 1938 Aerial Photo with overla
Site Plan (Draft)
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The Concept