The government has allocated 15,000 hectares of land adjoining Beaudesert as State Development Area, intended to serve as a launch-pad for medium and large industry in the region. Facilities are already planned and underway that will create flow-on employment and drive the economy of the region.
SCT's Freight terminal, located minutes away from Oakland Estate in Bromelton, opened in January 2017 and set the scene for other big players to move into the precinct.
The first train to pull into the new SCT Logistics (Specialised Container Transport) intermodal rail freight facility in the Bromelton SDA made its quiet pre-dawn arrival on 23 January 2017. The 46-carriage interstate train was laden with grocery lines, beverages, and timber products heading for the shelves of major Queensland supermarkets and retail outlets.
SCT Logistics is a national transport and logistics company operating rail and road haulage. It is strategically located on a 130-hectare site at Beaudesert – Boonah Road, Bromelton and adjoins the National standard gauge rail line between Brisbane and Sydney.”Department of state development, Manufacturing infrastructure and Planning”.
Funding and infrastructure to support the development and economic growth in the Bromelton SDA is being provided over the next 12 to 18 months. This includes a trunk water main and the Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass. This infrastructure provides opportunities to build on the momentum of current development activities by major landowners in the SDA.
Urban Utilities will supply and install a 6.1 kilometer trunk water main connecting the Beaudesert Water Treatment Plant to the Bromelton SDA. This will enable the provision of reticulated water supply to industry precincts in the Bromelton SDA.This critical community infrastructure will be a catalyst for the significant economic and employment opportunities that the Bromelton SDA offers. The expected completion date was March 2018.”Department of state development, Manufacturing infrastructure and Planning”