The Bundaberg State Development Area (SDA) was established in response to a growing demand for land for port-related and industrial activities around the Port of Bundaberg.

Declared in February 2017 and totalling 6076 hectares, the Bundaberg SDA is a defined area of land located approximately 17 kilometres north of Bundaberg city.

The SDA is divided into five precincts to ensure port-related industries, support industries and key infrastructure are appropriately located, and environmentally sensitive areas are recognised and protected.

The Bundaberg SDA is open for business

The Bundaberg SDA is open for business

The Bundaberg SDA offers the ideal location for industrial and port-related development that requires a large footprint, proximity to a port and separation from sensitive receptors.

The Port of Bundaberg, adjacent to the Bundaberg SDA, is one of Queensland’s strategic ports providing shipping facilities for imports and exports of the Wide Bay Burnett Region. The Port of Bundaberg comprises two wharves, a terminal and moorings.

Development considered suitable for the Bundaberg SDA includes:

  • manufacturing industrial development
  • extractive industry
  • large-scale industrial development
  • port related activities
  • industries to support major industrial development
  • materials transportation and utility and service infrastructure.

Benefits of the Bundaberg SDA

The Bundaberg SDA provides benefits to business and industry looking to invest in Queensland such as:

  • locational advantages including:
    • proximity to the Port of Bundaberg
    • proximity to the key domestic consumer market of South East Queensland
    • outside the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • efficient use of land, including:
    • opportunity for large-scale high-impact industry to co-locate with other industries near the port
  • a large workforce within the city of Bundaberg
  • efficient processing of land use applications
  • best practice land-use planning and management – ensuring land and infrastructure are attractive to investors.

The Bundaberg SDA supports economic growth and employment opportunities in the Bundaberg and Wide Bay Burnett regions in a way that considers environmental, cultural, and social issues as well as existing industry and surrounding infrastructure.

Bundaberg SDA Development Scheme

The Bundaberg SDA maps and land use precincts

Land ownership

Further information

For further information on the Bundaberg SDA contact the SDA Division on 1800 001 048 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.