Transport, Logistics and Warehousing is the region’s 7th largest employer and 5th largest contributor to economic output. The region’s excellent access to national and international air and sea ports, and its connections to national road and rail networks is ideal for the industry. Some of the nation’s largest transport operators call the Southern Downs home, with a Big W Distribution Centre also taking advantage of the region’s competitive land prices.
Join other leading transport and logistics enterprises on the Southern Downs include:
Key benefits of establishing a transport and logistics enterprise on the Southern Downs:
Road access: The Southern Downs region is located about two hours south west of Brisbane at the junction of the Cunningham Highway and the New England Highway, which joins Sydney with central Queensland. Due to this hub-like location, the Southern Downs is a strategic site for companies servicing customers in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne via road.
Air access: Located only one hour from Warwick, the Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport (WTB) operates a fully licensed international air cargo terminal. Brisbane Airport is just two hours away.
Rail access: Stanthorpe and Warwick are connected to the Queensland Rail regional freight network.
Port access: The Port of Brisbane is just over two hours away by road and connected to the Southern Downs by the national Cunningham Highway.
Sizeable land is available at a competitive price.
Supply chains are available locally with expertise to assist the industry.