Western Downs Regional Council – Silver Sponsor.
The Western Downs is proudly trademarked as the Energy Capital of Queensland, and with good reason. All four pillars of energy; coal, gas, solar and wind, are generated throughout the Western Downs.
Western Downs Regional Council has worked hard to put solid infrastructure in place, making this region an attractive place for new business and strengthening of existing organisations. These opportunities derive from the capacity to link to interstate connectors and transmission lines.
Positioned at the centre of a national transport network, the Western Downs is only an hour from Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport and a short distance from the Port of Brisbane. This centrality ensures greater accessibility and continued movement of freight in and out of our region.
Council’s streamlined approval processes has led to strong economic growth in their four pillars of energy. They are strategic, responsive and highly motivated by the economic and social development of the Western Downs.
Their outward focus means that they are always seeking to attract new investment and development opportunities, with a keen focus on new innovations.
Australia’s first grain-to-ethanol bio-refinery plant and the establishment of the Coopers Gap wind farm are just two examples of innovative renewable energy projects in the Western Downs region.
The strong and diverse economy, low unemployment rate and steady population growth have highlighted the Western Downs as one of Australia’s fastest growing regional economies over the past five years. This sends a message to the world that the Western Downs are open for business.