LOCATION

Fertile Soil, Secure Water, Reliable Climate, Close to Markets

As people have expanded, a lot of these industries have left these regions and moved to urban centres, but the trend is now to bring them back. Step 1, they need a home.”

Kalfresh CEO Richard Gorman

The Scenic Rim is a rich and productive region that’s been a leader in Australian agriculture for generations.

The region’s competitive advantages are the affordability of land, security of water, the natural environment of highly fertile soils and an excellent growing climate producing high volumes of raw ingredients, attractive country lifestyle for employees, and a strategic location close to consumer markets and major transport infrastructure.

The Scenic Rim Regional Council’s Smart Region Strategy and Agribusiness Strategic Roadmap both support increasing the region’s local processing and manufacturing capabilities.

The Precinct is located at Kalbar in the heart of the fertile Fassifern Valley farming region, but is only 60-minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. It also fronts the Cunningham Highway, with easy access to major transport routes and markets.

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Located on key transport routes & close to markets

Brisbane CBD 80km

Brisbane Airport 90km
Retail DCs 75km
Brisbane Port 100km
Bromelton Rail Hub 40km

Regional Snapshot

The Scenic Rim’s $2.09 billion economy is reliant upon agriculture, tourism, construction, and key service sectors.  

Agriculture, forestry and fishing makes up almost a quarter of all businesses in the region, is the largest employer, largest exporter, and has the largest sales output – generating $860 million in 2021/22.*  The region boasts a large and diversified agricultural sector and its key agricultural commodities are: 

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Livestock

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Vegetables

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Milk

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Nurseries & Cut Flowers

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cereal, fruit & broadacre crops

*Source: Scenic Rim | economy.id