Goldtower Central

Grow West

Go West

Charters Towers has achieved sound economic and population outcomes in recent years. Council remains committed to attracting and facilitating further development towards enhancing the Charters Towers economy into the future, from which the region could see improved growth outcomes. Conveniently located on the Flinders Highway bypass through Charters Towers, Goldtower Central offers direct arterial road access, highway exposure, and strategic positioning for businesses to capitalize from future growth planned for the regions mining, agriculture and defence projects. The state and Federal governments are supporting local projects that will stimulate economic growth, encourage industry and private sector investment, influence business confidence and create jobs. The seventh season of the popular reality show Australian Survivor was filmed here in Charters Towers with production boosting local business by 15% with the flow-on effects for tourism expected to be even better. Goldtower Central was utilised in the production of the season Survivor Blood vs. Water.

Projects in the Region

Big Rocks

The project is located at Big Rocks on the Burdekin River approximately 26 kilometres north of Charters Towers and 24 kilometres upstream of the existing Charters Towers Weir.

  • 10 Megalitre Weir
  • $60M Project (estimated)
  • 172 FTE Jobs (construction)
  • 2023 Construction Start

Burdekin Falls Dam Raising

Proposal to increase the storage capacity of the existing Burdekin Falls Dam by raising the dam by at least 2m and possibly up to 6m to increase the storage capacity to 2,446,000ML.

  • Increase storage capacity
  • $358M - $665M Project
  • 150 FTE Jobs (construction)
  • 2023 Construction Start


A high voltage overhead electricity transmission line connecting the North West Minerals Provence and Mount Isa to the National Electricity Market grid .

  • 1,000km high-voltage line
  • $1.7B Project
  • 750 FTE (construction)
  • 2024 Construction Start