The Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games has transitioned to the Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games.

We are continuing to update this website working with other Queensland Government departments.

Special Projects Unit

Special Projects Unit (SPU) is a specialised work unit within DITID that achieves economic development outcomes through delivery of Integrated Resort Developments (IRD), Global Tourism Hubs (GTH) and other initiatives supported by Government.

SPU has well established networks with industry, state government agencies and local governments and the team works collaboratively with stakeholders and departmental colleagues to progress multi-year development projects from concept to operation.

The Special Projects Unit manages Queen's Wharf Brisbane, the State’s Global Tourism Hub program including Tropical North Queensland, Adventure and Nature Based Tourism including new ecotourism opportunities in Queensland Ecotourism Trails and Wangetti Trail and other redevelopment projects including Browne Park.


Expressions of Interest are now open for Thorsborne Trail, Cooloola Great Walk and Whitsunday Island Trail.

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