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Invest in Moreton Bay::

The Moreton Bay region has a large and diverse labour force of 185,000. With a greater proportion of high school graduates than the rest of Queensland, as well as more workers with a certificate level qualification, the Moreton Bay region offers a highly skilled workforce in advanced manufacturing, construction and back end professional services. The Moreton Bay region is also one of the fastest growing population areas in Australia, with the rate of growth outstripping that of South-East Queensland. The region is expected to grow from 322,900 persons in 2006 through to 523,000 persons by 2031, a growth rate of 57.1%. The current Estimated Resident Population is 382,280 (as at 30 June, 2010).

Name of the City

Moreton Bay region

 

Website

www.investmoretonbay.com.au

Population

382,280 (Estimated Resident Population as at 30th June, 2010)

Strategic comparative Advantage

  • Strategically located in Brisbane’s northern growth corridor
  • Rapidly growing region of opportunity
  • Capital City Convenience without capital city costs
  • Close proximity to major export infrastructure
  • Ready availability of high quality, affordable industrial and commercial sites
  • Existing industry clusters and associated supply chains
  • Highly skilled workforce
  • Fast and convenient access to world class road, rail, air port and broadband connectivity
  • Strong, diversified economy
  • Unparalleled lifestyle opportunities.

Major Industries

  • Manufacturing (Building Products, Machinery & Equipment, Metal Fabrication; Plastics; Wood and Paper Products)
  • Property and Business Services
  • Retail Trade
  • Construction
  • Health and Community Services
  • Education
  • Wholesale Trade.

Potential Industries

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Transport, Logistics & Wholesale Trade
  • Building Products Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
  • Food and Beverage manufacturing
  • Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing.

Skills availability

The Moreton Bay region has a large and diverse labour force of 185,000. With a greater proportion of high school graduates than the rest of Queensland, as well as more workers with a certificate level qualification, the Moreton Bay region offers a highly skilled workforce in advanced manufacturing, construction and back end professional services.

 

The Moreton Bay region is also one of the fastest growing population areas in Australia, with the rate of growth outstripping that of South-East Queensland. The region is expected to grow from 322,900 persons in 2006 through to 523,000 persons by 2031, a growth rate of 57.1%. The current Estimated Resident Population is 382,280 (as at 30 June, 2010).

Infrastructure

The Moreton Bay region is the key growth corridor north of Brisbane. Located just 40 minutes drive from Brisbane’s city centre and the Port of Brisbane, and 20 minutes drive from the Brisbane International Airport and with easy access to major transport routes, it’s the perfect base from which to expand your business across Australia and the globe.  

Employment ratios

56.2% Employed residents (141,553)/Population aged over 15 years (251,665)

(ABS, Census of Population and Housing, 2006)

Cost of Living

Offering capital city convenience without the

capital city costs, housing in the Moreton Bay

region is more affordable than in Brisbane.

 

The median house price for the region is

$390,000 and the median weekly rent for

a three bedroom house is $320 (December

Quarter 2010 REIQ QLD market Monitor).

 

There will also be significant supply entering the

market in the next few years, giving the

Moreton Bay region an affordable lifestyle.

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Economy:

The Moreton Bay region is home to a vibrant and diversified economic base with over 26,000 businesses. Gross Regional Product was $10.6 billion in 2009, and significant growth of 6.8% per annum over the past four years demonstrates that the Moreton Bay region is the place to be for business.

 

Lifestyle:

The Moreton Bay region lifestyle is characterised as a relaxed and safe community that values leisure and recreation. Whether it is a day at a patrolled beach, a spot of whale watching, a scenic drive in the D’Aguilar Range Mountains, a picnic by Pumicestone Passage, boating and fishing on Moreton Bay, or a visit to one of the quaint country townships, this region has it all.

Taxes

Queensland has competitive land and payroll tax rates and Moreton Bay Regional Council is committed to assisting commercial investors with planning, approvals and workforce development, ensuring your business can hit the ground running.

 

The mean taxable income for residents of the Moreton Bay region is $47,318 compared to Queensland’s $50,593 (2007/8 Australian Taxation Office, unpublished data).

Incentives

A coordinated and strategic approach by the three levels of government to support the investor from initial enquiry to investing in the region and beyond. 

 

 

In the Moreton Bay region ‘We’ve Got It All’:

  • Location
  • Land
  • Labour
  • Lifestyle.

Success Story

Budget Direct, North Lakes

Auto & General offers car and home insurance products for top industry brands like Budget Direct and Virgin Money. Auto & General established its Budget Direct call centre, with sales capacity Australia wide, in the Moreton Bay Region in 2008 and now employs more than 240 staff.

The Moreton Bay region has been instrumental in growing our nationwide business. It has provided strong economic growth and a consistent employment pool of professionals who continue to sustain our local operation.

To have a national insurance provider located here in the Moreton Bay region is one example of what this enterprising community can support.

Geoff Auckland , Director of Corporate Services Auto & General

ECB, Clontarf

ECB is the leading manufacturer in Australia of alloy frontal protection equipment for vehicles. ECB products are available in over 150 stores Australia wide, and several international locations such as New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

We employ over 70 people at our state of the art manufacturing facility in Clontarf, on the Redcliffe peninsula with close proximity to many national distribution hubs. ECB also enjoys easy access to international ports. The Moreton Bay region offers excellent business advantages and opportunities for a local company to leave footprints all over the world.

Ray Smith - Roberts, Chief Executive Officer

Packer Leather, Narangba

Packer Leather is a primary manufacturer of high performance kangaroo leather.

Packer Leather is recognised globally, and holds preferred supplier status with many major brand names for its performance Kangaroo Leather. We employ approximately 120 staff.

Moreton Bay region offers us proximity to the main sea port, good local community providing well skilled staff and the main highway link on our doorstep.

Graham Packer, International Marketing Director

CSR - Bradford Insulation, Brendale

CSR Bradford Insulation produces glass wool insulation for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Glass wool insulation is the most cost effective way of reducing energy consumption and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. CSR Bradford Insulation employs 70 people in Brendale.

The Moreton Bay region has a proactive and supportive Council, growing industrial area and location to main arterial roads. It was easy dealing with the Moreton Bay Regional Council and it made the build of our new facility possible in a very short period of time.

Andrew Rowe, Operations Manager

Contact

Sophie Head, Economic Development Coordinator, Moreton Bay Regional Council

Andrew Quain, Executive Officer, Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay

Current Opportunities

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Transport, Logistics & Wholesale Trade
  • Building Products Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
  • Food and Beverage manufacturing
  • Machinery and Equipment manufacturing.

Business Development/

Investment team contact

Sophie Head, Economic Development Coordinator, Moreton Bay Regional Council

Tel: +61 (0)7 3283 0333

 

Andrew Quain, Executive Officer, Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay

Tel: +61(0) 7 5428 0211

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