Job creation, growth and opportunity for the Scenic Rim community are at the heart of a new Council initiative aimed at stimulating the local economy through new development which generates sustainable long-term employment. Scenic Rim Jobs Jump Start provides a significant catalyst for the activation of development, principally commercial and industrial, which demonstrably contribute to long-term job creation.

Council is offering qualifying developments incentives including partial waiver of Council-levied infrastructure charges (conditions apply). To find out more download the Scenic Rim Jobs Jump Start brochure.

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Driving job creation

According to Australian Bureau of Statistics data, and other reports, one job is generated for every 100sqm of an industrial building, 150sqm of warehousing floorspace or 25-30sqm of useable retail space.

Industrial: one employee per 100sqm of industrial building. Contribution to regional economy - $30,500 per worker.

Transport and logistics: one employee per 150sqm of warehousing. Contribution to regional economy - $38,000 per worker.

Retail: one employee per 25-30sqm of useable retail space. Contribution to regional economy - $12,300 per worker.

Infrastructure charges

Are a contribution by developers towards the provision of future infrastructure required by the community as a result of increased development and population growth.

Council has infrastructure charges for transport (roads), public parks and land for community facilities and stormwater. Infrastructure changes are not tied to an immediate need generated by a development which are met as a condition of approval.

Council's Local Government Infrastructure Plan sets out the infrastructure the community will require in the future and Council's long term financial forecast contains capital expenditure funding priorities covering the next ten years.