Gympie’s Competitive Investment Advantage

 
The Gympie Region provides investment opportunities with transport connections and proximity to established markets. The region is linked to major airports and ports, and access to Queensland’s main centres is easy – with direct road and rail infrastructure unique to the region.
 
For companies that are expanding, or thinking about establishing operations, the Gympie Region sits on the fringe of Queensland’s largest consumer market (around 4 million consumers), and provides outstanding benefits.
 
Compared to other areas in SEQ, investors in the Gympie Region will enjoy access to industrial and commercial land at significantly less cost than comparable urban areas. And because the region is located next to Queensland’s main road and rail networks, getting goods to market is easy.
 
Some of the competitive advantages investors and companies looking for an operational base will find include:
 
Highly competitive business costs
Strategic Location – access to over 4 million consumers within 2 hours of the region
High growth commercial and residential corridor
Housing affordability
Coastal, country or city lifestyle benefits
2 hours to major markets and distribution channels, including export infrastructure
Research and development facilities at University of Sunshine Coast and TAFE Gympie Region campuses
A skilled and educated workforce
Partnership opportunities with Local, State and Federal agencies
Land availability
Affordable industrial, commercial and residential land
Commercial ready sites
Established commercial and industrial sites
Established economic land zones designated for investment and/or expansion
 

Gympie’s Competitive Location Advantage

 
Located in the South East Region of Queensland and linked by the Bruce Highway and major state rail services, the Gympie Region is 40 minutes north of the Sunshine Coast, and 160 kilometres north of Brisbane.
 
The region is well connected to Queensland’s major national and international airports (including Brisbane International, Wellcamp and the new Sunshine Coast International Airport). It is also within easy access of the Ports of Brisbane and Port of Bundaberg.
 
Access to highly rated universities and TAFEs in Gympie City have resulted in a qualified, skilled regional workforce with trade qualifications that sit above the Queensland average.
 
The region encompasses Gympie City and CBD, the coastal townships of Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay, the country villages of Goomeri and Kilkivan, and the picturesque Mary Valley. The region provides Noosa and Brisbane restaurants with fresh, quality, local produce.
 
Lifestyle choices are plentiful and the region is perfect for families who want to be supported by a strong and welcoming community culture. Find affordable home and investment opportunities, and still have commuter access to growing south east locations like the City of Brisbane.
 
Sharing borders with both Noosa Shire and the Sunshine Coast council areas means the Gympie Region is also on the main domestic and international tourism routes thanks to its stunning natural landscapes and wildlife. The region even has two UNESCO endorsed biospheres, and is part of Australia’s world famous Nature Coast.
 
The Gympie Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Gympie Regional Council commissioned a report by Ryder Property Research (Hotspotting by Ryder) in October 2020 which you can download here [insert link to attached document: Gympie – Qld’s New Growth Story]
 
“The most compelling element I see in Gympie is its community spirit and the drive of local residents and businesses to grow the local economy, attract investment and new residents, and create jobs for its younger citizens.” Terry Ryder, Founder and Managing Director, hotspotting.com.au

 

Related information

Queensland's New Growth Story

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Office of Economical and Statistical Research