The Southern Downs has been the focus of significant commercial and government investment in recent years. The Southern Downs offers investors the opportunity to be a part of this growth during an exciting time for the region.
$9.3 billion Inland Rail development
$125 million construction of Terrain Solar and University of Queensland solar farm, Freestone which will also create 100 jobs
$15 million John Dee expansion as well as Gina Rinehart’s recent purchase of Warwick’s Maydan feedlot as part of Hancock Prospecting’s pursuit of investment in the cattle industry
$32 million dollar expansion of the Churches of Christ Regency Park Facility which will add 140 jobs
Killarney Memorial Aged Care expansion delivering 30 new beds, undercover parking and upgrades to the lounge, kitchen, dining and laundry facilities. On completion, the facility will boast a permanent purpose-built GP clinic and allied health facilities
JVY Group will begin constructing a new retirement and lifestyle village in Stanthorpe this year. Once completed, the facility will have 75 free standing homes and several duplexes
Expansion of Grove Juice Warwick which will add 30 jobs
$6.6 million water trunk main construction at Storm King Dam, Stanthorpe
$7 million Integria expansion which will provide almost 2,000 m2 of storage and processing space for the company’s materials in hope to increase its manufacturing abilities
Major rail service company Watco Transportation Services investing in Southern Downs establishing a rail-based transport facility in Warwick. Watco will begin operating from the Warwick Railyards in the first quarter of 2019, employing up to 20 people
$18.8 million for local roads and bridges across 2018/19
Major new residential developments across the region including Aleva Estate, Griffith Estate, Sovereign Downs estate
Development of a Urban Design Framework for Leyburn. Frameworks have already been completed for Wallangarra and Maryvale
Defiance/Corson Mills completing the upgrade of their milling facility to increase onsite storage capacity by June 2019
Recently completed projects
$40 million expansion of Rose City Shoppingworld, Warwick
$40 million new Bunnings Warehouse, Warwick
$750,000 extension of the Stanthorpe Industrial Estate
$22 million construction of Darwalla Group chicken hatchery, Allora
ABC Toilet Tissue Paper Manufacturing will add 20 jobs – On hold
There are a number of other businesses that Council is working with that will diversify the economy and create new employment opportunities for new and existing residents of the Southern Downs
Want to know more?
Get in touch with Southern Downs Regional Council today to discuss establishing or relocating your business.