Investment Opportunities

​​Access to Markets
Transportation infrastructure​, such as the Wellcamp Airport and the proposed Inland Rail, will improve the capacity of the transport industry and create opportunities for primary producers in the Maranoa. International markets, including the lucrative economies of China and India, will be easily accessible via the Brisbane West – Wellcamp Airport. From a rail freight perspective, the proposed inland rail project will increase the capacity of the network between the Maranoa and Brisbane. This will improve the competitiven​ess of the rail freight industry in southern Queensland and allow producers to transport their commodities directly to the Port of Bris​​bane with ease.

The increasingly affluent Asian tourist market will continue to drive the domestic industry in the coming years. Tourism operators in the Maranoa region are set to capitalise on this growth, as a significant portion of the market demographic want to experience the natural landscapes that Australia has to offer.
The region has the capacity to cater for the following tourism markets:

  • International visitors seeking to experience the ‘outback’ – including national parks, bird and nature watching and ‘glamping’
  • Arts and culture – arts trails, artist retreats and cultural events and festivals
  • Four-wheel driving, including tag-along tours
  • Coach tours – including niche tour operator markets
  • MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) – e.g. regional industry/government conferences
  • Regional sporting events
  • Educational tourism
  • Spa and wellness tourism

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Boundless Opportunities for Investment

Agriculture Agtech and application of innovative processes and systems, amongst the 1,600 farm enterprises in the Maranoa region. Opportunities in the biotechnologies sector.
Industrial space Available and affordable industial land in strategic locations.

Meat processing facilities for beef, including additional opportunities for higher value butchery and packaging.

Growing sheep production industry generating opportunities for meat processing. 

Small business

Outstanding opportunities to establish businesses in the service sector, catering to a cosmopolitan local population and visitor economy.

Market opportunity for establishing an auctioneer training hub for livestock and housing sectors.

Renewable energy Oppportunities abound for sustainable energy production including solar farms, biofuel and geothermal, as well as hydrogen and other energy storage technologies.
Mining Consistently growing sector that supports a $1.82bn GRP, with opportunites to expand and add value to supply chain.
Health With excellent FTTP NBN connectivity, there is opportunity to explore a regional health hub, bringing together allied health and potential for consulting rooms and training amenities.

Opportunities around access to the Carnarvon Gorge.

Potential for greater use of Roma airport as tourism aviation hub.