Our Region & Chamber2018-10-31T15:33:03+00:00

OUR REGION

Situated 1 hour from Brisbane, The Gold Coast and Ipswich, Beaudesert is well situated to service these major markets. Being adjacent to the National Rail Line and planned to link to the planned Inland Rail system, the area has been allocated as a major Transport Hub, through the Bromelton State Development area.

SCT Logistics have already set up a major logistics operation in the area. With a growing population, Beaudesert maintains a friendly rural atmosphere, with mountain views from many areas of the town, the main industries of the area are:

AGRICULTURE

AGRICULTURE

Dairy, beef, chickens, grain, vegetable and turf farms surround the towns and villages of the area.

TOURISM

TOURISM

With proximity to the Lamington and Mt Barney National Parks, Maroon and Wyaralong Dams, and the country roads linking the area, Beaudesert offers a wide variety of tourism operations. These included: camping, motorcycle and 4×4 parks, wineries, cheese factory, fishing, water sports, farmstays, golfing and hot air ballooning. Major resorts of O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, and Kooralbyn Resort cater for larger groups.

EXTRACTION

EXTRACTION

3 major quarries supply construction in the cities, while smaller sand mining and sandstone quarries supply a variety of needs.

MANUFACTURING

MANUFACTURING

The area has a variety of manufacturers, large and small, including – Barrier Reef Pools, Quickcell Concrete Technologies, CM Concrete Products, Beaudesert Frame and Truss, Terra Firma Fertiliser, Rabar Animal Nutrition, Teese Trading Stockfeed, Highchester Abattoir, Scenic Rim 4Real Milk, Gelita Australia, AJ Bush and Sons, Beaudesert Exhaust Centre, RV Tanks Australia, Enrights Sawmill and Beaudesert Times printing works. There are a number of smaller manufacturers taking advantage of a stable workforce and proximity to large markets.

EQUINE

EQUINE

Beaudesert Race Club hosts a large number of trainers and is a major training facility for South East Queensland. The area also has a major bloodstock industry, breeding a large number of horses for the racing industry. Racing is not the only equine industry, however. The area hosts most forms of equine industry and leisure riding.

SOCIAL SUPPORT

SOCIAL SUPPORT

The town has two aged care centres, a quality hospital and a variety of aged and disability support operators.

SUPPORT INDUSTRIES

SUPPORT INDUSTRIES

A number of operations support the needs of industry in the area: Logistics operations, engineers, surveyors, town planners, builders, engineering works, farm and transport equipment retailer’s and repairers, vets, accountants, solicitors, banks, and employment agencies. Beaudesert has 3 major automotive dealerships, supplying and servicing 9 major brands.

OPPORTUNITIES

OPPORTUNITIES

There are always opportunities for new and expanding businesses in the area. Sometimes a bit of research can identify an important element that is missing from a growing region.

CHAMBER FUNCTIONS

HISTORY

The Beaudesert Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1911 (replaced by the Civic Progress Association for a period of time during the 1950s).  The Chamber has been involved in many major projects:

  • Negotiated with Qld Rail to obtain land that became Davidson Park. (1936)
  • Supported the Kyogle Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club in their bid to create the Lions Road through Dairy Flat and Running Creek. (1955)
  • Were instrumental in the development of Cavell Avenue and Buchanan St, when a severe shortage of house blocks occurred in Beaudesert (1960s)
  • Were instrumental in the creation and ongoing maintenance of Duck Creek Road (1980s)
  • Created the Beaudesert Industrial Estate through the Beaudesert Industry Development Committee. (1980s)
  • Assisted Gelita Australia in their desire to set up business at Bromelton (1990s).
  • Running and supporting business training programs from various providers
  • Provided large street numbers for businesses in Brisbane St to assist visitors navigating the area
  • Negotiated with Council for 2 hour parking limits in the Beaudesert CBD
  • Run an annual “Shop Local” promotional campaign
  • Run an Annual Christmas shop window display competition
  • Support and facilitate the Beaudesert Christmas Spirit promotion.
  • Erection and ongoing management of the Tourist Information sign in Dick Westerman Park (beside Beaudesert Arts and Information Centre)
  • The Beaudesert Chamber of Commerce continues its involvement in a number of projects in the area to adapt to and improve business conditions in the area.

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