The Bromelton State Development Area (SDA) promotes economic development by providing for the growing demand for greenfield land in South East Queensland which is suitable for medium to large scale industrial activities of regional, State and national significance.

With access to the standard gauge rail network along the Sydney - Brisbane rail corridor, the SDA is an ideal location for industries, such as freight and logistics operations, to access intrastate and interstate markets.

Declared in 2008 and totalling approximately 15,610 hectares, the Bromelton SDA is located within the Scenic Rim Regional Council area, approximately 6 kilometres west of the Beaudesert township and 75 kilometres south of Brisbane.

The Bromelton SDA is open for business

The Bromelton SDA is the ideal location for high impact, difficult-to-locate and rail dependent industries.

The SDA is divided into six land use precincts and one sub-precinct ensuring high impact, difficult-to-locate and rail dependent industries are appropriately located and buffered by other industrial and rural land uses.

Industries already established in the Bromelton SDA include:

Approximately 1800 hectares of the Bromelton SDA is anticipated to be developed for industrial uses. Industries considered suitable for the Bromelton SDA include:

Benefits of the Bromelton SDA

The Bromelton SDA provides many benefits to business and industry seeking to invest in Queensland including:

Managed by the Coordinator-General, the Bromelton SDA supports economic development in a way that considers environmental, cultural and social issues as well as existing industry and surrounding infrastructure within the region.

A.J Bush & SonsThe establishment of the Bromelton State Development Area has meant we have room to grow and can plan to do so with confidence, as we will not be encroached upon by non-compatible development. The state development area opens the door for future manufacturing projects, further investment and employment within this Bromelton Industrial precinct. This will then create more opportunity for service industries and skilled trades training.

David Kassulke, A.J. Bush & Sons

The Bromelton SDA Development Scheme

The Bromelton State Development Area Development Scheme (PDF icon 877 KB) is a regulatory document that controls planning and development within the Bromelton SDA. The current version was approved by the Governor in Council in December 2017.

The development scheme contains a development assessment framework for making, assessing and deciding applications and requests relating to development within the Bromelton SDA. The most common is an SDA application for a material change of use (MCU).

The Coordinator-General assesses and decides all MCU SDA applications and requests within the Bromelton SDA. The Scenic Rim Regional Council is responsible for assessing and deciding other assessable development such as reconfiguring a lot and operational works.

Have your say on an SDA application for a material change of use for high impact industry (composting and fertiliser manufacturing facility). Submissions close 1 December 2020.

The development scheme is supported by a public consultation policy (PDF icon 65 KB) that provides information on matters the Coordinator-General may consider when determining whether public consultation of an SDA application is required.

The Bromelton SDA maps and land use precincts


Bromelton SDA latest developments

Land ownership

Further information

For further information on the Bromelton 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.