Industry development

The Gympie region presents many opportunities for investment attraction, economic growth and development.

The traditionally strong agricultural sector contributes approximately $298 million to the Gympie region's economy and is the largest industry by value-added products. Key outputs include beef, dairy, other livestock and horticulture. 

Manufacturing has leveraged the traditional primary industries to add value to the agricultural, freight and logistics sectors by developing innovative products and targeting diverse markets. The manufacturing industry contributes $217 million to the region's economy and is the largest exporter. 

Gympie has large parcels of industrial land available for occupation or development and is uniquely placed within close proximity to Queensland's capital city.

The city centre, Southside and regional locations including Widgee, Goomeri and Tin Can Bay are existing industrial centres that cater for a broad range of manufacturing, fabrication, processing and warehousing activities.

Vacant industrial land is available for development across the Gympie region in various localities and under various zonings. 

The small land holding parcels in the Mary Valley with its natural environment, make it well suited to niche and/or intensive agribusiness development providing water rights are available, and providing the land use planning environment supports on-farm value adding. 

Industry profiles