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The key growing industries in South East Queensland

South East Queensland is one of Australia’s fastest growing region and includes 11 regional and city councils including Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Ipswich, and the Lockyer Valley.

Here is our guide to the growing industries in South East Queensland separated by regions – west, north and south.

South East Queensland West

The South East Queensland West region is forecasted to be one of Queensland’s fastest growing regions with the population predicted to double over the next 20 years. This population growth combined with an enormous supply of future industrial land should result in significant medium to long term job creation.

Comprising the local government areas of Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset Regional Councils. Agriculture, manufacturing, defence and transport are expected to remain strong contributors to the regional economy.Established and growing industries in South East Queensland West include:

  • Health care and social assistance
  • Education and training
  • Construction
  • Retail trade
  • Tourism
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Property services

Regional strengths include:

  • Ipswich being the fastest growing city in Queensland
  • Springfield being the largest master planned city in Australia
  • Expansion of the RAAF Base Amberley to be Australia’s largest defence logistics hub
  • Lockyer Valley being Australia’s most important food bowl
  • Scenic Rim’s tourism and agriculture scene

South East Queensland North

The South East Queensland North region is home to stunning natural beauty, that include both beaches and hinterland areas. Enjoyed by residents as well as domestic and international visitors. The area is thriving with a large population, established transport infrastructure and significant industry strengths.

South East Queensland North is a large geographically and economically diverse region that includes the local government areas of Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Noosa.Emerging and growing industries in South East Queensland North include:

  • The emerging sector of biomedical products and research
  • The emerging industrial biotechnology and bioproducts
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Professional services
  • Education
  • Health
  • Construction

Established industries in South East Queensland North include:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Biomedical products and services
  • Construction and construction services
  • Education and training
  • Food processing
  • Health and healthcare
  • Professional services
  • Tourism and events

Region strengths include:

  • Access to national and international markets
  • Australia’s fastest telecommunications connection to Asia
  • Availability of highly skilled workforce
  • Established and competitive local supply chains
  • Rapidly growing region
  • Strong, growing and diverse economy

South East Queensland South

The South East Queensland South regional economy is a diversified industrial structure with employment opportunities and economic activity driven across several industries. This includes knowledge-based and services-based sectors such as advanced manufacturing, health and medical, education, retail and transport, as well as traditional drivers such as construction and tourism.

The region comprises the local government areas of Gold Coast, Logan and Redland City Councils.Established and growing industries in South East Queensland South include:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Biofutures & biomedical
  • Defence
  • Mining equipment, technology and services (METS)
  • Construction
  • Health care and social assistance
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional services
  • Retail
  • Construction
  • Education and training
  • Rural enterprises
  • Tourism

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