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Strengthening South East Queensland West

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The South East Queensland (SEQ) West region covers the local government areas of Ipswich City Council, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset Regional Councils as well as the Brisbane City Council suburbs south of the Brisbane River. This diverse region is forecast to be one of the state’s fastest growing regions with the population predicted to double over the next 20 years. This strong population growth combined with a large supply of future industrial land will result in significant medium to long term job creation. Agriculture, manufacturing, defence and transport are expected to remain strong contributors to the regional economy.

Our SEQ West regional office is one of 11 regional offices across Queensland supporting businesses to mature, grow and invest. View all upcoming events and opportunities on the events page.

Support is facilitated via via one-on-one interactions, information, presentations and workshops (both online and face-to-face).

A number of pre-recorded sessions are also available on how to promote your businesses’ products and services to others.

Strengths

  • Includes the South West Industrial Corridor identified in the SEQ Regional Plan as a major regional economic cluster.
  • Port of Brisbane
  • Four major university campuses
  • Ipswich is the fastest growing city in Queensland
  • Springfield the largest master planned city in Australia
  • construction of Rheinmetall’s MILVEHCOE
  • expansion of the RAAF Base Amberley to be Australia’s largest defence logistics hub
  • Lockyer Valley, Australia’s most important food bowl
  • Scenic Rim’s tourism and agriculture scene
  • advanced manufacturing

Main industries

  • agriculture
  • health care and social assistance
  • manufacturing
    • food product
    • metal product
    • chemical, cleaning and polymer
    • transport equipment and parts
    • technical equipment and appliance
    • non-metallic mineral product
    • saw mill, wood and paper product
    • beverage product
    • pharmaceutical product
  • education and training
  • construction
  • defence
  • transport
  • retail trade
  • tourism
  • accommodation and food services
  • property services

Key projects

  • Queensland Correctional Precinct Stage 2
  • Construction of $400 million beverage manufacturing facility at Swanbank
  • construction of inland rail

Further information

Contact our South East Queensland West regional office to find out more.

Last updated: 22 Jun 2022