The Barcaldine Renewable Energy and Industrial Zone will take the region’s significant renewable resources and produce zero-emissions energy-intensive industrial materials and even fresh produce. It will include Australia’s first large-scale hydrogen-powered ammonia production plant, producing 60,000 tonnes of ammonia per annum. These materials will represent supply of zero-emissions domestic inputs to Queensland’s agricultural and mining sectors that currently rely heavily on imports.Find out more
Australia has the potential to re-establish prominence in the wool industry in the Central West region. Cluster fencing is reviving the local sheep flock, which has been growing at an estimated annual rate of 10 per cent. The Blackall Wool Handling and Receival Facility is an opportunity to bring value-adding production back onshore, to the heart of Queensland’s wool industry. Construction of the facility will contribute an estimated $14.5 million to gross regional product.Find out more
The Central West is actively seeking to be a leader in remote-area telecommunication and digital infrastructure. Digital disruption occurring in every industry and locality around the world. While it is destroying some industries and business models, it is bringing opportunity to businesses and communities, shrinking vast distances, and enabling better services.Find out more
Outback Queensland is a bucket list destination and growing numbers of domestic holidaymakers are touring the Central West with its rich and diverse experiences. From participating in citizen science at the region’s very own natural history museum, the Australian Age of Dinosaurs in Winton, to immersion in the region’s deep history through the evening light show, Luminescent Longreach at the Qantas Founders Museum.Find out more
Boulia is a transport and tourism gateway between the Northern Territory and Queensland, and an important link in the trans-continental route, the Outback way. The Boulia Industrial Estate adjacent to the Boulia-Mt Isa Highway, offers opportunities for long-haul transport operators to set-up new hubs for their businesses, fuel stores and vehicle servicing, and for the development of ancillary transport services in the region.Find out more
Regardless of the size or scale of your investment there are plenty of opportunities for those looking to start a new business, try their hand at something new, or expand their operations. Entrepreneurial spirit in the Central West is abundant, and with the backing of the community, what better place to develop your business and develop your models of operation.Find out more
The work-life balance is achievable in the right setting, and in Central West Queensland you’ll find a supportive community, affordable housing, career fast tracks, and a newfound appreciation to time that you didn’t know you had.