Where there is energy and agriculture in abundance, there is demand for manufacturing. So it goes without saying an innovative manufacturing industry is alive and well in the Western Downs.

The region's geographic location, positioned at the centre of a comprehensive transport network, enables great connectivity to markets, supplies and support services

Combine this with export opportunities thanks to Queensland's only dedicated 747-8F International Freighter Service (ex Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport) and the Toowoomba Bypass, which provides direct access to the Port of Brisbane, and you can see why.

Throw into the decision-mix the fact industrial land is both available and affordable, it makes the decision for manufacturing companies to relocate and establish in our region an easy one.

Council have identified the following opportunities worthy of further investigation:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Custom manufacturing (fabrication)
  • Food product manufacturing
  • Advanced renewable energy component manufacturing value add
  • Drones value add
  • Research & development facilities

Hear from some of our local businesses:

Yuleba Cypress Sawmills

Simplicity Australia