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The top 5 industries by employment in Moreton Bay are:
- Healthcare & Social Assistance
- Education & Training
- Accommodation / Food Services
With both the domestic and international airports as well as the Port of Brisbane within striking distance, numerous industrial estates have been established along the Bruce Highway (M1).
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Major industries commercial and retail locations:
- Brendale – Industrial
- Caboolture – Medical, Education & Retail
- North Lakes – Retail & Office
- Petrie – Education & Retail
- Redcliffe – Medical & Tourism
- Strathpine – Retail
Manufacturing makes a significant contribution to Moreton Bay’s local economy and exceeds the value generated by the City of Ipswich, Logan City and Sunshine Coast.
Industrial lands are mainly focused around the Bruce Highway including Brendale, North Lakes, Narangba, Burpengary and Elimbah East, and in specific precincts in Caboolture and The Hills District.
The manufacturing sector employs 12,650 people, representing 7% of the region’s total workforce.
This number is expected to grow as new industrial precincts emerge and grow, capitalising on their proximity to the Australia TradeCoast region, an economic powerhouse and industrial precinct which encompasses both the Brisbane International and Domestic Airports, the Port of Brisbane and freight rail links.
The Narangba Innovation Precinct (NIP) industrial estate was developed by the Queensland Government in the 1970s as an area to support a range of industrial land uses. It’s been identified as a major enterprise and industrial precinct because it is already a significant contributor to the regional economy.
Spanning both sides of the Bruce Highway, NIP is also one of very few industries estates that caters for large sale, hard-to-locate industries in SEQ. Click below to learn more.
Construction is well underway for the construction of a $90 million Corporate Park East. This development will be light industrial precinct located next to Caboolture Airfield and will support 605 jobs upon completion.
The Moreton Bay Region empowers four priority industries with strong business pedigree and even stronger potential for growth:
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Food & Agribusiness
- Tourism, Sport & Major Events
- Knowledge, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Moreton Bay has become an ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship, and it all starts with education, grows through purpose-built innovation hubs and cements leadership through a supportive community of entrepreneurs.
Brendale, a well-established industrial precinct, as been named one of the top 10 places to work in the greater region.
Its credentials are buoyed by smart city infrastructure, high productivity, sustainability focus and easy logistics and market access.
While Brendale is well known for breeding manufacturing leaders, the state’s high-value, emerging industries are breathing a new technological focus into the established hub.
With land available at affordable prices, and two large Greenfield’s projects earmarked as a future industrial and entrepreneurship hub, Moreton Bay’s strength in knowledge and innovation are set to boom.
Emerging Industries include:
- Food and beverage
- Vehicle manufacturing
- Mining technology
- Precision agriculture
- Rail manufacturing
- Recourse recovery
Knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship is one of the four pillars of the Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS), and the strategy’s Action Plan will help develop the region’s innovation capacity and capability, as well as future innovative reputation to become a top 10 Regional Innovation Hub.
Moreton Bay Regional Council with Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism have partnered to provide specialist innovation and growth services to foster the region’s entrepreneurial spirit, under the Innovate Moreton Bay program.
Supporting the region’s start-ups, scale-ups and providing access to resources will enable locals, including our youth, to prosper and build the capability to compete successfully in global markets.
Click below to learn more about Innovate Moreton Bay and its program of events.
Moreton Bay is home to a new technology and innovation hub that will be twice the size of Brisbane’s Central Business District.
Business investors in Moreton Bay will reap the market-opening benefits of high-speed and reliable data connectivity without the associated capital investment and high operating costs.
The $10 million Helios Project by Titan Fibre Networks will see neutral cable operator Torus Networks create a 140km backbone of dark fibre cable running through the Moreton Bay Region. The cable links to Queensland’s fastest international data and telecommunications point, connecting economic hot spots such as The Mill at Moreton Bay, Caboolture and North Lakes, directly to global markets.
The Moreton Bay Region is also primed to secure multiple data centres supporting new industry development and business growth to 2041. These facilities will support artificial intelligence, cloud computing and web-based services, vital tools in the digital transformation of many businesses.
By 2026, Deloitte Access Economics forecasts there will be more than 1.1 million technology workers in Australia. The Moreton Bay Region will provide the technological infrastructure to support South East Queensland businesses as they grow and connect to the world.
Moreton Bay is home to Australia’s newest and most innovative university campus (USC Moreton Bay) and two TAFE Queensland precincts (at Redcliffe and Caboolture), facilitating learning opportunities for the development of innovators and entrepreneurs.
Grace Lutheran College was named one of Australia’s top 40 innovative schools by The Educator. All students in Year 7 and above study a range of science, technology, engineering and robotic programs that focus on future technology and practical work skills.
The school boasts the most involvement in robotics competitions of any Australian school, and has achieved first place at the FIRST Tech Challenge and 2nd place at the FIRST Robotics International Championship in recent years.