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Economic Development in the Scenic Rim Economic Development in the Scenic Rim

Economic Development in the Scenic Rim

The Scenic Rim region presents exciting opportunities for economic development across existing and emerging industry sectors. Economic development of our region is a priority in Council's Corporate Plan with strategies focusing on providing a wide range of programs designed to grow and develop business and the local economy. Our objective is to work with the community by:

  1. Raising industry profiles to support growth and recognition of key industries throughout the Scenic Rim region
  2. Supporting local business development with assistance in professional service delivery and knowledge
  3. Providing investment attraction opportunities by encouraging and supporting appropriate industries and operators to establish and grow activities within the Scenic Rim region.

Supporting Growth

Creating and maintaining effective partnerships with community, industry and all levels of government assists our focus on delivering outcomes across a number of key areas, such as:

  • Business development - helping existing businesses to grow and develop
  • Collaboration with Industry and all levels of Government
  • Marketing - business networks, business workshops, fostering business and entrepreneurialism
  • Retaining the regions character and quality of life
  • Promoting sustainability - economically, socially and environmentally
  • Living and working locally

Local Chambers of Commerce

The five Chambers of Commerce in the Scenic Rim meet regularly to promote ideas, meet with business partners, and support new service providers. As peak business organisations they enjoy excellent relations with all levels of government and foster open discussions with elected representatives and Council staff. The Chambers actively lobby on various subjects on behalf of their members and, through their affiliation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland, deliver significant benefits to local members.   See below to find out more about your local Chamber.

Scenic Rim Economic Snapshot

To download a summary of the latest economic information about the Scenic Rim CLICK HERE

For additional economic data CLICK HERE

2016 Census Data

View a summary of the 2016 Census data for the Scenic Rim.
Find out more details and view the 2016 Census General Community Profile for the Scenic Rim.


Regional Development Australia Ipswich and West Moreton
Regional Development Australia Ipswich & West Moreton (RDAIWM) is part of a national network of community-based committees established by the Australian Government to foster regional economic development.  RDAIWM was established in late 2009, and represents the Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Somerset and Scenic Rim Local Government Areas.  Please see below the Regional Factsheets relevant to the Scenic Rim (insert pdf files).  For further details on RDAIWM, please refer to their website.


Scenic Rim Regional Profile
View the Scenic Rim Regional Profile.