Delivery of infrastructure
Delivery of critical infrastructure within the Bromelton SDA will support future development and economic growth. This includes a trunk water main and the Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass. This infrastructure provides opportunities to build on the momentum of current development activities by major landowners in the SDA.
Stage 1 trunk water main for Bromelton SDA
Construction is complete on a $6.5M joint funded project between the state government, Scenic Rim Regional Council and Queensland Urban Utilities to supply and install a 6.1 kilometre trunk water main connecting the Beaudesert Water Treatment Plant to the Bromelton SDA. This has enabled the provision of reticulated water supply to industry precincts in the Bromelton SDA.
Funding of close to $3.3 million was approved through the Building our Regions Regional Infrastructure fund to contribute to Stage 1 of the trunk water main.
This community infrastructure is critical to industry looking to establish within the Bromelton SDA.
Mount Lindesay Highway - Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass
On 23 April 2015, the Queensland Government announced funding for design and construction of the Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass to divert heavy vehicles around the town centre.
Construction is now complete on this bypass, provideing a dedicated route to service the increasing freight demand in the Bromelton SDA through improved access to the Mount Lindsay Highway.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads partnered with Scenic Rim Regional Council to deliver the $27.5 million Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass.
More information about the bypass and its significance to the locality is available in this media statement: Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass opens early.
For further details on the Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass see the Department of Transport and Main Roads website.
State Infrastructure Plan
The State Infrastructure Plan (released 13 March 2016) outlines a state government–wide approach to the planning and delivery of infrastructure, particularly in areas of high growth, future economic development or strategic importance such as State Development Areas.
The State Infrastructure Plan also makes reference to the Australian Infrastructure Plan (released on 17 February 2016) and the associated Infrastructure Priority List. Of relevance to the future development and economic growth for the Bromelton SDA is the Inland Rail (Melbourne to Brisbane via inland NSW) project, identified as a priority Queensland project to be coordinated by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (Australian Government). The inland rail will connect on the northern extremity of the Bromelton SDA to provide a rail freight corridor connecting south east Queensland to Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth with competitive flow on benefits for freight and logistic operations situated in the Bromelton SDA.
Case management support
The Department of State Development plays an important role to help strengthen and support economic development of Queensland's regions including the Bromelton SDA.
Through its Regional Economic and Development Group the department provides case management services to assist with the delivery of eligible projects in the Bromelton SDA. These services include: project facilitation, connections with key stakeholders and negotiations across all levels of government.
For further information see the Regional Economic Development web page and the case management support web page.
$30 million freight terminal for Bromelton SDA
The first train to pull into the new SCT Logistics (Specialised Container Transport) intermodal rail freight facility in the Bromelton SDA made its quiet pre-dawn arrival on 23 January 2017. The 46-carriage interstate train was laden with grocery lines, beverages and timber products heading for the shelves of major Queensland supermarkets and retail outlets.
SCT Logistics is a national transport and logistics company operating rail and road haulage. It is strategically located on a 130 hectare site at Beaudesert – Boonah Road, Bromelton and adjoins the National standard gauge rail line between Brisbane and Sydney.
The Coordinator-General approved SCT Logistics proposal for a material change of use for High Impact Industry (intermodal rail freight facility and warehouses). The approval for the intermodal rail freight facility includes a main transit warehouse, a supporting office, rail sidings and a hardstand area. The new facility provides up to 75 local jobs with further employment opportunities to be created as SCT Logistics moves into the next phase of operations.
The $30 million intermodal rail freight facility supports the strategic vision for the Bromelton SDA to maximise the utilisation of the rail network by providing for multi modal freight transport interchanges and facilities.
Through the National Stronger Regions Fund, the Federal Government granted $9.6 million to assist SCT Logistics to relocate from their current operations site at Acacia Ridge to the Bromelton SDA.