South + Central Queensland

Our Region

Economic snapshot

  • The Queensland forest and timber industry makes a significant economic contribution to the State, supporting around 25,000 direct and indirect jobs, as well as contributing $3.8 billion to the state economy. 

  • The timber industry is the state’s third most valuable agricultural processing industry

  • Forest and timber industries deliver:

    • the Central and Southern region $172 million of economic activity

    • $775 million to the the Wide Bay & Burnett region

  • Wood processing and timber manufacturing accounts for around 70% of the 11,760 direct timber industry jobs. 

  • Across key industry electorates every direct job creates another indirect job:

    • Morayfield electoriate - 382 jobs (191 direct)

    • Maryborough electorate - 1316 jobs (658 direct)

    • Gympie electorate - 1620 jobs (810 direct)

    • Nanango electorate - 549 jobs (274 direct)

    • Callide electorate  - 606 (302 direct)

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South + Central Regional Hub Geographic Boundries

The South + Central Queensland Regional Forestry Hub covers 23 local government authorities.

  • Banana Shire Council

  • Bundaberg Regional Council

  • Central Highlands Regional Council

  • Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council

  • Fraser Coast Regional Council

  • Gladstone Regional Council

  • Goondiwindi Regional Council

  • Gympie Regional Council

  • Livingstone Shire Council

  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council

  • Maranoa Regional Council

  • Moreton Bay Regional Council

  • Noosa Shire Council

  • North Burnett Regional Council

  • Rockhampton Regional Council

  • Scenic Rim Regional Council

  • Somerset Regional Council

  • South Burnett Regional Council

  • Southern Downs Regional Council

  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council

  • Toowoomba Regional Council

  • Western Downs Regional Council

  • Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council