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Economic development

crop farmWe are actively working towards economic expansion by promoting the region to new residents, potential business enterprises and potential investors. The aim of economic growth is to bring about a more diverse economy, improved services, greater employment prospects and a more liveable community.

Toowoomba region economic development strategy

On August 13 2013 we approved the Toowoomba region economic development strategy after a series of consultation sessions across the region from 2011 through to 2013.

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Toowoomba region economic profile - April 2014

toowoomba-region-economic-profileThe 'Toowoomba region economic profile - April 2014' is now available.  This publication covers a range of topics - overview, demographics, employment, industry, housing, tourism, trends and a summary.

Two important items of note are the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing and the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport. 

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Toowoomba Regional Council's economic development partners

We work with various partners to maximise the potential of all enquiries and to avoid service duplication.

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Economic data

Our economic profile includes local economic information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census Data for 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011, National Accounts, NIEIR, Journey to Work and the ABS Business Register.  It is designed to inform council, investors, business, students and the general public.

The profile allows users to view detailed information about the characteristics of our area.  This information (with maps, tables and charts) includes economic indicators, productivity, employment, infrastructure e.g. school, hospitals, and workforce statistics.  This information also contains census demographic information including age and gender profiles, income, workforce and education for the selected area.

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Building & development activity report - July 2014

In July 2014 we released our latest Building & dbuilding and development activity reportevelopment activity report.


  • Recently announced, and now State and Federal funded - Toowoomba Bypass should help drive future industrial development opportunities in the region.
  • By June 2036 the Toowoomba Regional Council area is projected to grow to 216,270 persons.
  • Rents for good quality office accommodation range from $350-$400 gross per m² with incentives at 20-25%.
  • Leasing demand has been strongest for those warehouses located in strategic positions offering space from 2,000-5,000m².
  • The median price for a detached house in Toowoomba was $335,500.  This was an 6.5% increase over the past year.

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Industry Profiles

We have produced four industry profiles - Agriculture, Manufacturing, Education & Training and Transport & Logistics. These reports, released in May 2013, are intended to provide a summary of the these industries in the Toowoomba Regional Local Government Area (LGA). The reports present key economic, sectoral and other statistical indicators in a range of categories.

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