Brisbane

Located in Queensland’s south-east corner, Brisbane enjoys a prime position on Australia’s eastern seaboard, occupying approximately 1,338 sq.km. As Australia’s closest eastern capital to Asia, Brisbane is a strategic location for business.

A globally connected city and the economic centre of South East Queensland, Brisbane offers a culturally rich mix of inner-city precincts, urban villages, and riverside living. Residents enjoy first-rate facilities such as a world-class international airport, an expansive road and rail network, and a fully accessible public transport system.

Brisbane is also Queensland’s tourism hub, with a multitude of activities, including art galleries and exhibitions, live music and major sporting events.

With a population of 1.1 million people, Brisbane is home to one in seven Australians. Queensland’s economic powerhouse, Brisbane’s economy is forecast to grow from $146 billion in 2016 to $217 billion by 2031.

Redland City

With a population of almost 150,000 people, projected to increase to over 200,000 by 2041, Redland City still maintains its country ambience and charm. Just a 40-minute drive from Brisbane’s CBD, it offers an ideal location to relax and unwind, with many coastal villages and scenic landscapes.

Redland City is a thriving economic hub, with 11,271 registered businesses in 2013. Estimates suggest that the local economy will be worth $6.8 billion by 2041, supporting a workforce of approximately 74,000 people. Key employment centres are Capalaba, which accounts for 26.9% of the workforce, closely followed by Cleveland. Employment activity in these centres is clustered around industrial parks and retail centres.

As the gateway to idyllic North Stradbroke Island, Redland City offers an abundance of leisure activities — including dining at harbour-side restaurants and cafes, enjoying tastings at the award-winning Sirromet Winery, and spotting wildlife on one of the many scenic walking trails through natural bushland.

Moreton Bay region

Nestled between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, the Moreton Bay Region provides the perfect balance of business and lifestyle. The region offers significant opportunities for investors and businesses, with convenient access to international and domestic airports as well as the Port of Brisbane.

Competitively priced commercial premises and land have attracted over 25,000 businesses and a highly skilled workforce. The region’s business precinct caters for high-tech companies, logistics operations, light industrial uses, campus-style commercial offices, and a range of retail uses.

Moreton Bay is the envy of many, with its stunning seaside suburbs and rolling green hinterland. Providing capital-city convenience without capital-city costs, the region offers affordable housing, including family homes, apartments close to public transport and shops, and stunning homes on rural acreage.

Logan City

With direct access to three major arterial road networks, two international airports and an extensive freight rail network, Logan City is perfectly situated to access domestic and global markets. Logan is one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing cities, with a 2015 population of approximately 300,000 or 6.4% of Queensland’s population. A quarter of all Logan residents were born overseas, making the region a hub of multicultural diversity, with 217 different cultural backgrounds represented. Logan is also a very young city, with approximately 50% of residents aged 30 or younger.

Logan has a diverse economic base. Top sectors are manufacturing, rental, hiring and real estate services, construction, retail, and wholesale trade. Emerging industries include transport and logistics, food manufacturing and processing, health care, and education and training. Given its central geographic location and available young workforce, Logan is ideally placed for continued growth.

For adventurous types, Logan boasts access to indoor rock climbing, cable skiing, Porsche test-driving and go-kart racing. For those who prefer a quieter style of relaxation, you can take a guided tour through a Buddhist temple or attend one of the regular cultural ceremonies or festivals that are synonymous with the area.

Ipswich

Strategically positioned with excellent access to the Warrego and Cunningham highways and the Ipswich and Logan motorways, Ipswich is a thriving centre of economic activity. The city covers 1,100 sq.km and has a population of over 190,000 residents. As the fastest growing region in Queensland, Ipswich is expected to double its population to 389,000 people by 2031.

Earning more than $2.5 billion annually, the manufacturing industry provides the greatest total economic contribution to the Ipswich economy. Meat and meat production is an established sector that will continue to grow due to Ipswich’s ideal location in relation to export facilities and transport routes.

Ipswich has a rich history and a vibrant cultural scene. As Queensland’s oldest provincial city, it provides a well-preserved link to the past through heritage buildings and beautiful parks. Early colonial buildings can be found dotted throughout the city, and many having been lovingly restored into creatively quirky food and shopping outlets.