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Economic Overview

Moreton Bay: Our Growing Region

Located just 30 minutes north of the Brisbane CBD, 30 minutes south of the Sunshine Coast and 20 minutes from Brisbane international and domestic airports, the Moreton Bay Region has a booming population, strong economic performance and record investment in key infrastructure projects which are unlocking opportunities for investment and growth.

The region is 2,035 square kilometres in size and is home to an array of award winning medical, retail, commercial, leisure and residential precincts. Queensland's education and innovation Priority Development Area (PDA) sits within the region at Petrie. Covering approximately 460 hectares of land, the Mill provides an opportunity to fast-track development in conjunction with a brand new university precinct.

Over 460,000 residents call the Moreton Bay Region home, enjoying the unique mix of bayside, beach, urban and semi-rural areas with the added benefits of capital city convenience. This number is set to explode over the coming decades, to 690,000 by 2041.

Major transport links, including the billion dollar Redcliffe rail line which opened in 2016, are connecting the region like never before, including with the brand new Petrie Station located on the doorstep of the region's first full service university, USC Moreton Bay campus. These major projects are underpinning new, exciting opportunities for continued economic development, employment growth and business confidence into the future.

Economic Overview

The following data represents up-to-date demographic, sector and business data to provide a comprehensive economic and community profile of the Moreton Bay Region.

Moreton Bay Region Community Profile
Welcome to the Moreton Bay Region Community Profile - Demographic resources
Moreton Bay Regional Council Economic Dashboard - July to December 2020
Moreton Bay Region economic overview prepared by the Moreton Bay Regional Council.
Moreton Bay Region Investment & Export Prospectus 2020
Report prepared by RDA Moreton Bay on the opportunities and competitive advantages of investing in the Moreton Bay Region.
Draft Economic Development Strategy
Council has embarked on setting out a 20-year vision and blueprint for sustainable economic growth in the Moreton Bay Region.

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