Queensland,Moreton Bay Region
The Moreton Bay region is bounded by the Sunshine Coast in
the north, the Coral Sea and Moreton Bay in the east, Brisbane
–Overview City in the south, and the Somerset Regional Council area in
the west. The total land area is over 2,000 square kilometres,
including mountain ranges, water supply catchments, coastal,
wetlands, national parks, state forests, and rural towns and
2:Section In addition to manufacturing and construction, one of the key
industries in this region is agriculture. Rural land is used for
mainly dairy farming, timber, beef cattle, mixed farming and
tropical fruit growing. The total value of agricultural output in
Moreton Bay more than doubled over the last decade.
Residents, business and industry enjoy the benefits of a
strong, growing and diverse local economy, with a number of
plans in the pipeline to develop further economic development
opportunities. For example, the Moreton Bay Rail Project,
funded by Federal, State and Local Government, is a AU$1.147
billion project which was completed in 2016. The project has
helped attract investment and business activity to the region.
Figure 8: Regions in Queensland
WIDE BAY BURNETT
Wide Bay-Burnett INSET
FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND
FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND
WIDE BAY BURNETT
WIDE BAY Bundaberg
Sunshine see inset
DARLING DARLING DOWNS
SOUTH SOUTH WEST
24 Remember – when you contact a Member, please tell them you found them in the 2018 LSQ Member Directory The Sunshine Coast region has a diverse economy ranging
from tourism, manufacturing and agriculture to aviation and
environmental technologies. The region's economy has doubled
in the past decade, with a gross regional product of more than
The Sunshine Coast offers a highly competitive business
location, stable government and strong intellectual property
protection in addition to world class infrastructure and services
which make it a natural location for businesses competing in a
The region is home to one of Australia's largest investments
in new health care infrastructure, including the new AU$1.8
billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital, the AU$150 million
Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital and a AU$60.8
million Sunshine Coast Health Institute. These facilities will
be supported by the surrounding Oceanside Kawana Health
Precinct. On completion, the AU$5.3 billion project will be a
major contributor to innovation and health solutions.
Queensland's iconic Gold Coast spans 5,000 square kilometres
with 70km of coastline. It is home to the largest subtropical
rainforest remnant in the world, and more than 100,000
hectares of nature reserves and World Heritage sites - naturally,
Australia's most biologically diverse city.
Economically, Gold Coast City is considered one of Australia’s
growth hot-spots, boasting a regional economy valued
at AU$26.9 billion, which has doubled in the last decade.
Population within the region is forecast to grow at 2.8 per cent
over the next 10 years, representing one of the fastest growing
populations in Australia.
The Gold Coast is a key city to invest in thanks to its low
business costs, large and diverse workforce, solid infrastructure,
supportive business environment and quality lifestyle. It will also
host the 2018 Commonwealth Games which is projected to
have positive economic impact worth an estimated AU$2 billion.
The Commonwealth Games will be the biggest single event
occurring in Australia during 2018.
Traditionally, the Gold Coast economy was focused on the key
industries of construction, retail and tourism, however in recent
years there has been considerable growth in a number of life
sciences areas including education, environment, food and
beverage, health and medical and marine.