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The Toowoomba region is on an upward spiral of economic development with significant infrastructure set to transform productivity, accessibility and amenity. This includes major investments in the Toowoomba CBD, Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing and the Brisbane to Melbourne Inland Rail Project. 

Economic development strategy

The Bold Ambitions 2038: Toowoomba Region Economic Development Strategy is a blueprint for enhancing the vibrancy, liveability and economic sustainability of the Toowoomba region. The intent of Bold Ambitions is to encapsulate the vision for the region's economic development. The strategy builds on our work and achievements to date in growing the regional economy. While we are the lead facilitator of the strategy, its implementation relies on the Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise, public and private sector resources, active partnerships, the business community and all levels of government.

The Toowoomba Regional Economic Development Vision 2038 sees the region as an internationally competitive, vibrant, diverse and inclusive economy that provides opportunities for employment, entrepreneurship and investment that enhance the region's lifestyle and environment.  

Full details of the strategy can be found under the heading 'Economic development documents' located at the bottom of the screen.

Community Growth Action Plans

In 2015 a number of Community Growth Action Plans were developed.

Success for each community is best determined by the residents themselves, based on their aspirations, ideals and value systems.  In order to better understand what these are, Council facilitated a number of meetings with community members to draw out what issues each town is facing, identify what the potential solutions and opportunities might be and to determine which ones should be focussed on as a priority.  These have been documented in plans for five communities which can be found under the 'Economic development documents'.

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