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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. Manufacturing, defence, transport and food production are expected to remain strong contributors to the regional economy. The region’s emerging biomedical industry expected to grow significantly in the coming years.

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 provided 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
  • A substantial defence industry, including Rheinmetall Defence Australia’s Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence which is delivering the $5.2 billion LAND 400 Phase 2 project
  • Lockyer Valley, Australia’s most important food bowl
  • Scenic Rim’s tourism and agriculture scene
  • advanced manufacturing

Main industries

  • 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
  • health care and social assistance
  • construction
  • education and training
  • defence
  • transport
  • property services

Key projects

  • Construction of the $861 million Southern Queensland Correctional Precinct Stage 2
  • Construction of $400 million beverage manufacturing facility at Swanbank
  • Construction of a $352 million manufacturing facility by biopharmaceuticals company Aegros
  • Ripley satellite hospital $40 million
  • South Brisbane satellite hospital Eight Mile Plains $40 million
  • Ripley satellite hospital $40 million
  • South Brisbane satellite hospital Eight Mile Plains $40 million
  • Brisbane International Cycle Park Murarrie - $25 million

Further information

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

Last updated: 14 Feb 2023