Delivery of infrastructure
Funding and infrastructure to support development and economic growth in the Bromelton SDA is being provided over the next 12 to 18 months. This includes a trunk water main and the Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass. This infrastructure provides opportunities to build on the momentum of current development activities by major landowners in the SDA.
Stage 1 trunk water main for Bromelton SDA
A $6.5M joint funding project between the state government, Scenic Rim Regional Council, and Queensland Urban Utilities will supply and install a 6.1 kilometre trunk water main connecting the Beaudesert Water Treatment Plant to the Bromelton SDA. This will enable the provision of reticulated water supply to industry precincts in the Bromelton SDA.
Funding of about $3.3 million has been approved through the Building our Regions Regional Infrastructure fund to contribute to Stage 1 of the trunk water main.
This critical community infrastructure will be a catalyst for the significant economic and employment opportunities that the Bromelton SDA offers. The expected completion date is March 2018.
For further information see the Building our regions web page.
Mount Lindesay Highway - Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass
On 23 April 2015, the Queensland Government announced funding for design and construction of the Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass to divert heavy vehicles around the town centre.
This bypass will provide a dedicated route to service the increasing freight demands in the Bromelton SDA through improved access to the Mount Lindsay Highway.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads is partnering with Economic Development Queensland and Scenic Rim Regional Council to deliver the $27.5 million Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass.
For further details and progress on the Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass see the Department of Transport and Main Roads website.
State Infrastructure Plan
The State Infrastructure Plan (released 13 March 2016) outlines a state government–wide approach to the planning and delivery of infrastructure, particularly in areas of high growth, future economic development or strategic importance such as State Development Areas.
The State Infrastructure Plan also makes reference to the Australian Infrastructure Plan (released on 17 February 2016) and the associated Infrastructure Priority List. Of relevance to the future development and economic growth for the Bromelton SDA is the Inland Rail (Melbourne to Brisbane via inland NSW) project, identified as a priority Queensland project to be coordinated by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (Australian Government). The inland rail will connect on the northern extremity of the Bromelton SDA to provide a rail freight corridor connecting south east Queensland to Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth with competitive flow on benefits for freight and logistic operations situated in the Bromelton SDA.
Case management support
The Department of State Development plays an important role to help strengthen and support economic development of Queensland's regions including the Bromelton SDA.
Through its Regional Economic and Development Group the department provides case management services to assist with the delivery of eligible projects in the Bromelton SDA. These services include: project facilitation, connections with key stakeholders and negotiations across all levels of government.
For further information see the Regional Economic Development web page and the case management support web page.
$30 million freight terminal for Bromelton SDA
Site works have commenced to construct a $30 million intermodal rail freight facility to accommodate SCT Logistics (Specialised Container Transport), a national transport and logistics company operating rail and road haulage. SCT Logistics will commence operations at Bromelton by January 2017. The 130 hectare site is strategically located at Beaudesert – Boonah Road, Bromelton and adjoins the dual gauge Brisbane to Sydney rail line.
The Coordinator-General has approved a proposal by SCT Logistics for a material change of use for High Impact Industry (intermodal rail freight facility and warehouses). The approval for the rail freight facility includes a main transit warehouse, a supporting office, rail sidings and a hardstand area. The initial stages of development will generate 200 construction jobs and 130 operational jobs.
The $30 million intermodal rail freight facility supports the strategic vision for the Bromelton SDA to maximise the utilisation of the rail network by providing for multi modal freight transport interchanges and facilities.
Through the National Stronger Regions Fund, the Federal Government granted $9.6 million to assist SCT Logistics to relocate from their current operations site at Acacia Ridge to the Bromelton SDA.