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INVESTMENT SN
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Queensland & Brisbane
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Brisbane is quickly becoming a global city renowned
as an international commercial centre. Brisbane queensland
is the capital of Queensland, and the third most
populous city in Australia with approximately
2 million residents. Queensland’s population is
expected to reach 6 million, making up 22.5 per cent
of Australia’s population, by 2026. The Australian
Bureau of Statistics suggests that Queensland
will become Australia’s second largest state by
population by 2050.
1

Queensland occupies the north-eastern corner of
Australia, bordered by the Northern Territory, South
Australia, New South Wales, the Pacific Ocean and
the Coral Sea. With an area of over 668,207 square
kilometres, Queensland is Australia’s second largest
state or territory. Home to natural wonders and
tourist attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef,
the Whitsunday Islands and the Daintree Rainforest,
Queensland maintains a thriving tourism industry,
attracting millions of visitors each year.
Lifestyle & Industry
Queensland is the lifestyle capital of Australia.
Nicknamed ‘the sunshine state’ it enjoys warm weather
all year round, with much of the state in the tropics. It
is possible to live in the bush and be only 30 minutes
IMAGES (From top): Surfers
from the Brisbane CBD. Similarly, the 13,347 kilometres
Paradise; Whitehaven Beach,
of coastline as well as ‘outback’ desert and rainforest.
Whitsundays; Brisbane city
make any lifestyle possible. A stable economy, low
at night; and The Great
Barrier Reef.
operating costs, highly skilled workforce and strategic
Asia-Pacific location make Queensland an ideal to the state’s economy.
investment location. Infrastructure developments
are required to support
Investment Potential
Queensland’s expanding population, tourism industry
Queensland boasts a strong economy and desirable and growing economy. Hard infrastructure, such as
business environment. The Queensland Government transport, energy and water, as well as soft infrastructure
is pro-business, providing support, low business taxes such as telecommunications, innovation, research and
and sophisticated infrastructure. It has a reputation for development, are key to a growing knowledge-based
having Australia’s most business-friendly Government. economy, offering support to key industries, and create
Mining, agriculture and tourism are its strongest exciting opportunities for international investors.
industries. Tourism is a key driver of economic growth in
Footnotes:
Queensland, contributing around $A8.8 billion annually
1
Australian Bureau of Statistics, September 2008.
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