The ARTC will be holding staffed information displays about the Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton (K2ARB) section of the Inland Rail project during December. These will be located at Calamvale, Browns Plains and Jimboomba. 

This is a chance to talk to ARTC staff about what the Inland Rail project means for you, and communities such as Acacia Ridge, Algester, Pallara, Parkinson, Forestdale, Hillcrest, Greenbank, New Beith, MacLean, Boronia Heights, Flagstone, Kagaru and Bromelton. There will be maps of the existing rail alignment to view. 

Monday 10 December, 9am - 5.30pm
Calamvale Central Shopping Centre (near Big W)
662 Compton Road, Calamvale

Wednesday 12 December, 9am - 9pm
Grand Central Plaza (near Kmart)
27-49 Browns Plains Road, Browns Plains

Saturday 15 December, 9am - 3pm
Jimboomba Junction Shopping Centre (near Coles)
 665 Cusack Lane, Jimboomba


For more about the K2ARB project, click here

RDA Logan & Redlands, RDA Gold Coast and RDA Ipswich & West Moreton are proud to partner with FIAL (Food Innovation Australia Limited), for a series of seven workshops designed to boost the competitiveness and innovation of businesses in the food and agribusiness sector.

The second workshop in the series, e-Commerce Readiness, will be held on the 5 February 2019 at Gatton.

This session will incorporate feedback and insights from e-commerce platform buyers and suppliers, and aims to help Australian food and agribusinesses capitilise on the rapidly growing Chinese e-commerce demand for Australian products, and help them understand what is required to be ready to compete across the various e-commerce platforms in China.

To browse all workshops, click here.


The Queensland Government's Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program is now open for applications.

The Grants help new small businesses to get off to a better start with access to planning, coaching and training.

Grants of up to $5,000 (matched by participants) are available to help small businesses engage a consultant, advisor or business coach for up to three months and businesses choose their own consultant or advisor to work with.

To be eligible the business must:

  • have a business name registered within the last four years
  • have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • have a Queensland headquarters
  • not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.

To apply visit Small Business Entrepreneur Grants.

Master Workshop Series

The Logan Office of Economic Development has announced a Master Workshop Series to be delivered across 2018 and 2019.

The Master Workshop Series has been designed to support local businesses across two defined groups and will cover key relevant topics. Delivered by industry experts, participants will gain valuable insights into a constantly changing business landscape and enable them to plan future growth and adapt to new technologies and better processes. Each topic will offer a two-hour workshop per week over a four week period:

Master Workshop Series - Micro & Start-up Businesses

  • Fundamentals of starting a business
  • Effective Marketing
  • Utilising technology in your business
  • Digital marketing essentials
  • Fundamentals of HR & employing staff

Master Workshop Series - Small & Established Businesses

  • Employing and empowering staff
  • Digital marketing
  • Cashflow and financial management to generate profit
  • Effective, real world marketing strategies that work
  • Utilising technology to grow your business

Full details are available here