Transport & Logistics

Accessibility is no barrier to the Western Downs. You’ll find the region 45 minutes west of Toowoomba and less than three hours from the Sunshine State’s capital, Brisbane.

All roads lead to the Western Downs, or at least the Leichhardt, Moonie and Warrego Highways all do, providing a valuable road connection from the region south to NSW, west to Outback Australia and North through Central Queensland.

Getting here by car has now become even easier with the opening of the Toowoomba Bypass.

The bypass gives businesses unprecedented access to the Port of Brisbane along with Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport.

You can ride the rails to the Western Downs too, with Queensland Rail’s Westlander service providing connections to both domestic and international markets from the region.

With such vibrant and strong agriculture and energy industries within the Western Downs, there’s opportunities for transport and logistics companies to connect consumers with suppliers across multiple industries like cropping, livestock, quarries and energy.

Affordable industrial and residential real estate (in comparison to major centres) also mean the Western Downs promises business relocation and establishment opportunities.

Council has identified the following opportunities to enhance further regional growth:

  • Haulage company relocation
  • Large fuel depot
  • Truck stop
  • Interstate markets
  • Master planned transport hub
  • Truck support services – tyres, servicing and fabrication

Hear from some of our local businesses:

Palmer’s Coaches

DOM Distribution