Medicinal cannabis venture puts down roots in Toowoomba Region

A rich farming region in southern Queensland has proved the perfect location for a Canadian company’s extensive Australian operations. Asterion is building one of the world’s biggest glasshouse projects to cultivate medicinal cannabis, with the aim of exporting up to A$2 billion worth of products annually. Read Austrade's investment case study here.

Wagners involved in Expo 2020 Dubai 

Queensland exporter Wagners CFT had the honour of making the flagpoles that mark the VIP entrance to the Australian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The Toowoomba company fabricated 3 composite-fibre flagpoles that will fly Australia’s official flags: the Australian national flag, the Australian Aboriginal flag and the Torres Strait Islander flag. The collaboration evolved from TIQ Middle East introducing the Wagners CFT (Composite Fibre Technology) team to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, who is managed the Australian Pavilion. 

Qantas Group Pilot Academy

The establishment of the first regional Qantas Group Pilot Academy was a highly contested project between Australia’s regional airports, which was secured by Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport with the support of the Queensland Government. The construction of hangar, classroom and student accommodation facilities created up to 100 direct jobs over the construction period, as well as more than 300 in the broader construction sector. Read the full case study.

Mort & Co

Premier of Queensland Export Awards winner Mort & Co has completed a major expansion of its Darling Downs feedlot. Mort & Co is the largest privately-owned feedlot in Australia. Established in 1997, the business operates an integrated vertical supply chain model. This includes cattle procurement, transportation, farming, lot feeding, beef processing and marketing. Read the full case study.

Stahmann Farms

Stahmann Farms is a growing, innovative local company providing products that meet the needs of the growing Asian middle class. In 2020, Stahmann Farms and Webster Limited became Stahmann Webster. Built on hard work and determination, Stahmann Webster is trusted to deliver the best from what nature provides. This trust stems from bringing together two established, Australian agricultural brands — Stahmann Farms and Webster Limited — to bring the best possible locally-grown, natural nut products from our orchards to the world. A major pecan, walnut, almond and macadamia producer, processor and exporter, it has a processing plant located in Toowoomba. Read the full case study.

Oakey Beef Exports

Established in 1956, Oakey Beef Exports in Queensland’s Darling Downs region is one of Australia’s largest beef processing plants, a strong example of an international company realising the benefits of investing in the Toowoomba region for the long term. It is a division of NH Foods Australia, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the NH Foods Group, a publicly listed Japanese company and a leader in the global delivery of a wide variety of foods including fresh meats, ham, sausages, processed foods, seafood, dairy products and health foods. Read the full case study

Toowoomba Export Hub

Earthworks are underway for the new Regional Trade Distribution Centre (RTDC) at Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, destined to become an export hub for Toowoomba and the surrounding region. The Toowoomba hub will comprise state-of-the-art cold and freezer rooms and temperature-controlled and ambient large transit areas. The new facility will be used to export premium goods including beef, dairy products, fresh fruit and vegetables, pork and packaged nuts. 

Boomaroo Nurseries

Boomaroo Nurseries supplies vegetable seedlings and Greenlife plants to customers across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. Located just west of Toowoomba, Boomaroo Nurseries’ Southbrook expansion project signifies the emergence of a new era in Australian horticulture. Read the full case study  

Australian technology company taps into global success

Russell Mineral Equipment (RME) has been exporting its minerals processing products and services to the world for more than 30 years. Thanks to Australia’s Free Trade Agreements with China, Japan, Korea and Peru, the company is now looking to expand its international presence. Located in Toowoomba, Queensland, RME is recognised as a leading designer, manufacturer, supplier, servicer and operator of minerals processing equipment. Read Austrade's export case study here.

World of weddings at Toowoomba’s Gabbinbar Homestead

An historic Toowoomba venue has become a surprise international wedding destination, attracting couples from all over the world and boosting the local economy. Gabbinbar Homestead owner Isaac Moody said the business originally targeted local couples, but the charms of the 1863 homestead quickly attracted much wider attention. 

Metiisto Chocolate wins global award

A small-scale Toowoomba chocolate maker has proved he can cut it with the best chocolatiers in the world taking out a string of medals in London’s prestigious Academy of Chocolate Awards. Read the full media article here.

Economic development documents

Austrade Export Case Study Russell Mineral Equipment September 2018
Austrade Investment Case Study Medicinal Cannabis Venture
Bold Ambitions 2038: Toowoomba Region Economic Development Strategy (May 2018)
Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport
Build a Better Business Course Guide
Build a Better Business Flyer 2021
Building & Development Activity Report 2021
Community Growth Action Plan - Clifton
Community Growth Action Plan - Crows Nest
Community Growth Action Plan - Millmerran
Community Growth Action Plan - Oakey
Community Growth Action Plan - Pittsworth
Creative CBD Toowoomba Fact sheet
Creative CBD Toowoomba FAQs for Property Owners
Creative CBD Toowoomba Readiness Checklist
Industry profile - Education
Industry profile - Education (Chinese version)
Investment Case Study Boomaroo Nursery 2020
Investment Case Study Mort & Co 2020
Investment Case Study Oakey Beef Exports 2020
Investment Case Study Qantas Group Pilot Training Academy 2020
Investment Case Study Stahmann Farms 2020
Investment profile - Clifton
Investment profile - Crows Nest
Investment profile - Oakey
Investment profile - Yarraman
Investment Prospectus Toowoomba CBD and PDA
Metiisto Chocolate Wins Global Award
Railway Parklands Master Plan
Railway Parklands Master Plan
Small Business Friendly Council Charter
The Shop Top Living Design Guide
Toowoomba CBD Analysis 2020
Toowoomba Lifestyle Case Study
Toowoomba Railway Parklands Master Plan
Toowoomba Railway Parklands Master Plan review report 2018
Toowoomba Railway Parklands PDA Development Scheme Amendment No1 - Submissions Report - MEDQ approved
Toowoomba Region Economic Profile 2021