The city is uniquely placed as a supply chain hub, and its location allows many businesses to achieve time and cost efficiencies.
Many businesses in the logistics and supply chain industries are established in Logan and the surrounding area, including:
- M3 Logistics
- Direct Freight Express
- CEVA Logistics
- Toll NQX
The Logan Office of Economic Development is a national sponsor of the Australian Logistics Council – the peak national body representing the major and national companies in the Australian freight transport and logistics supply chain.
An abundance of fresh, high quality produce is cultivated and processed in Logan by award-winning and internationally recognised growers, producers, manufacturers and distributors - but what really differentiates Logan's market offerings is the diversity of their food businesses.
Fresh produce typically grown in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Pacific Islands can be found growing alongside more traditional plantings across Logan. These high quality ingredients make their way to national and global markets as boutique products and high-volume fast-moving consumer items - including fully prepared and packaged meals.
Why choose the City of Logan?
Logan is an ideal location for establishing or growing your food business:
- Home to 4 major Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Distribution Centres
- Located on the intersection of 3 major motorways
- 1-2 hour radius to regional growing areas of Northern New South Wales, Darling Downs, Scenic Rim and Sunshine Coast
- Central to Food Sciences Precinct
The City of Logan is an attractive investment location for businesses, research organisations and education and training facilities operating in the global AgTech sector.
Logan is surrounded by strong research infrastructure and is accessible to state of the art research facilities including:
- Health and Food Sciences Precinct located at Coopers Plains
- University of Queensland’s Animals, Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Food and the Environment campus located at Gatton
- The Queensland Bioscience Precinct incorporating CSIRO and Institute for Molecular Bioscience
- Several major university campuses
The establishment of a large AgTech precinct has been proposed in satellite cities being developed in Logan, about 45 minutes south of Australia's third largest city, Brisbane.
Contact the Logan Office of Economic Development Business Development Team on +61 7 3412 4888 to discuss potential opportunities.
Logan City has a growing health and aged care industry and is expected to grow to accommodate the City’s rapidly increasing population.
Highlights of Logan's health and aged care sector include existing and future projects such as:
- Logan Hospital is currently undergoing a major expansion of $145.24 million to cater for the current and future demands of a growing region
- A major medical centre with ancillary services (GP Super Clinic Health Hub) development has recently opened in Meadowbrook
- A private hospital, training and aged care facility for Beenleigh is also proposed
The City of Logan is a relatively young city and is emerging and benefiting from its proximity to Brisbane and the Gold Coast. With its population now approximately 319,652 residents, more tourism investment opportunities are being presented to the city because of location and residential growth. Strengthening the tourism sector makes Logan's economy more productive, creates jobs and improves quality of life.
Investment opportunities can be found across a number of areas with a priority on short-term accommodation, cultural, food and sporting experiences.
Tourism Investor Support in Logan
Logan City Council provides facilitation services to potential investors including:
- Assistance with site selection and site visits
- Information on market trends
- Assistance with the development application process
- Coordinated one-stop-shop assistance for major projects
- Introductions to local companies and service provider
- Facilitation of meetings with key local and state tourism stakeholders
- Situation Analysis, experience development and destination marketing
Logan City Council works closely with the state and regional tourism organisations who provide leadership to help make our region an attractive destination for tourists, investment and events.
The City of Logan has a strong and diverse manufacturing sector which is a major driver of the local economy.
The manufacturing sector contributes $4.052 billion or 15.6% of total output (gross revenue) to the city's economy. Manufacturing is the fifth largest employer and contributes $1.518 billion or 29.8% of total regional exports.
Benefits of manufacturing businesses locating to Logan include:
- Ideally located between Brisbane and the Gold Coast in South East Queensland
- Accessible to local supply chain network and serviced by key infrastructure including major road, rail, sea and air transport
- Logan Enhancement Project - catalyst infrastructure project currently under construction (Logan Motorway)
Sizeable land available at a competitive price, compared to neighbouring CBD industrial areas
Sites are available in the areas of Berrinba, Loganholme, Meadowbrook and other suburbs adjoining the Logan Motorway and the M1.
Contact the Logan Office of Economic Development Business Development team on +61 7 3412 4888 to discuss your expansion or relocation requirements.
This $1.39 billion revitalisation represents unrivalled tourism, cultural and economic growth opportunities for South-East Queensland.
- A new port facility, with multiple ferry and barge berths, is central to the project
- Toondah Harbour will include a vibrant new retail and dining precinct that will complement Cleveland CBD’s offering
- A hotel/convention centre is part of the precinct
- Extensive parklands, plazas and boardwalks will be delivered
- Visitor facilities and a learning centre are included
- Up to 3,600 homes will be part of Toondah Harbour, which will be home to 6,300 residents when the precinct is fully completed in 15 to 20 years’ time
- 200 marina berths will be delivered
- A public pontoon is part of the masterplan
- Small recreational vessel launching facilities will be delivered
- Harbour and channel improvements are part of the project
- The Toondah Harbour marine footprint Is similar in size to Manly Boat Harbour and less than one third of Raby Bay
Estimated Economic Benefits
- $1.39 billion private capital investment by Walker Group Holdings
- $2.33 billion indirect benefits to the local economy
- Project to deliver estimated annual contribution to gross regional product: $34.8 million
- Construction employment: 1000 jobs each year
- Post construction employment: 500 jobs a year
- To attract more than 49,000 visitors each year
- Additional visitor expenditure will support an extra 500 tourism jobs in the region annual
On 20 August 2018, Redland City Council announced that stage one works for Council's Weinam Creek redevelopment project, which will ultimately transform the waterfront of Redland Bay, will commence in late 2018.
Stage one will provide valuable infrastructure for the community, including ground-level car parks and a footbridge connecting the Moores Road site to the Redland Bay Marina. The footbridge will provide more direct access to the marina, accommodating foot traffic and bicycles as well as mobility scooters.
Stage one will also include site preparation for future residential dwellings including nine house lots fronting Moores Road and a one-hectare lot with potential for medium-density development. Lighting and other security measures will be incorporated as part of the design process.
Council-owned subsidiary Redland Investment Corporation will work with Council to develop stage one of the PDA project.
The master plan will include:
- More open space
- New pedestrian and cycle ways
- Rejuvenation of existing parkland
- More car parks
- Improved drop off and storage facilities for island residents and visitors
- A new boat ramp to separate emergency and public access
- A mix of residential and retail spaces including cafes, restaurants and potential for a medical precinct
With an investment of over $70 million, this project will utilise nearly 40,000 square metres of land in the centre of South East Queensland and deliver a world-class aquatic centre, new surf lifesaving headquarters and a Centre of Excellence for Queensland. There is also potential to include emergency services agencies and a fully integrated disaster response centre.
The health care and social assistance industry contributes strongly to the Redlands economy and has a large and growing workforce with significant potential for industry investment and expansion.
Growth in the city’s largest employment sector is expected to continue above national averages, with the city well placed to become a leader in health, aged care and medical services, attracting highly educated workers.
Council adopted the Redland City Health Care and Social Assistance Industry Sector Plan 2018-2023 which highlights initiatives and actions to support economic growth and local employment opportunities. It also recognises the role of other levels of government, industry, health and technology experts and Council’s responsibility, leading to more investment in the sector and wider economic benefits.
The plan focuses on the areas of:
- Workforce attraction and development
- Business capacity and organisational sustainability
- Innovation opportunities in the aged and health care sector
- Partnerships and international linkages
Redland City enjoys a competitive advantage in this sector - particularly primary and secondary education - and has a strong reputation for quality.
The industry contributes strongly to the city’s economic capacity and its impact is two pronged: first, the direct economic impact (on employment and output) from the education and training industry itself; and second, the economic impact through enhancing the skills of workers in all industries which will affect productivity and levels of income.
Redland City Council adopted the Education and Training Industry Sector Plan 2018-2023 which will focus on three areas:
- Fostering collaboration and strategic partnerships
- Growing higher education and alternative learning pathways and supporting emerging industries
- Growing international education
Redland City's two gateways to Moreton Bay - Cleveland’s Toondah Harbour and Redland Bay’s Weinam Creek - have the potential to drive significant tourism and employment development.
As priority development areas, they will offer:
- World-class infrastructure
- The ability to boost international tourism
- Increased visitor numbers, capitalising on the city’s position between Brisbane and the Gold Coast
See the Redland City Tourism Strategy and Action Plan 2015-2020 for full details.