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Every year the lure of Queensland’s Fraser Coast is impossible to resist for around thousands
of people searching for that dream balance of lifestyle and business success.
The Fraser Coast’s perfect location, idyllic lifestyle and progressive approach to attracting
and encouraging business create exciting opportunities for investment, innovation and industry.
"The Fraser Coast ticks all the boxes for us, with it’s growth, easy relaxed living
and amazing natural beauty, between the heritage culture of Maryborough and the coastal lifestyle
of Hervey Bay as well as a vibrant tourism industry, it’s the perfect place for us
to grow our expanding business". (Katie Clayton Director, Clayton Enterprises)
As part of the Great Sandy Biosphere, the region's boasts unique and diverse natural
World Heritage listed Fraser Island, the start of the Great barrier reef and the world’s
closest encounters with humpback whales.
Only 250km from Brisbane and just over 90 minutes in the air to Sydney – the Fraser
Coast is perfectly positioned on the Bruce Highway with fast, efficient road, rail and
air transport corridors to major centres.
"You don't have to be in a suburb of Brisbane to lead an expanding business. We can service
54 outlets across Queensland and Pacific from the Fraser Coast. At the end of the day I
live only seven minutes from work and I can look at the ocean every day." (David Smith,
Director Austcart Pty Ltd, Master Franchisee Cartridge World Queensland)
The business opportunities are endless on the Fraser Coast – as the hub of the Wide
Bay Burnett, one of Australia’s major economic regions and with lifestyle as the drawcard
… growth is assured…
The population is set to grow dramatically over the next 20 years to over 164,000 - outstripping
the state average – and surpassed only by the south-east corner.
With this growth comes exciting opportunities for both jobs and investment – for both
new and established industries.
The Fraser Coast is well placed to be the region of choice for investors with all the
necessary services… and a liveability most only dream about!” (Daniel Poacher,
Chief Executive Officer, Win Constructions Queensland.)
Each year more than one million tourists flock to Hervey Bay and Fraser Island - driving
a multi-million dollar to the tourism industry.
In Maryborough, a major industrial past continues to pave the way for a strong economic future
particularly in manufacturing.
The seafood industry, aviation, construction and major infrastructure projects all attract
investment and employment.
As a region – the Fraser Coast is perfectly positioned to become a service corridor for
the booming mining sectors…
“The Fraser Coast provides me with the perfect location and lifestyle – I can work there
in the mines, but live here in the place I love.” (Amber Bates, Trainer and Assessor,
On the Fraser Coast - as much effort goes into building its community as its economy
- and everyone benefits.
Space to move, a climate where you can swim, sail and dive year round; a bustling outdoor
culture built around its stunning natural environment; a vibrant arts and events scene.
An outstanding education system – with Tafe colleges and university campus and excellent,
expanding health services…
“With a healthy population growth, sound infrastructure and a family friendly lifestyle,
UnitingCare Health and St Stephens Hospital has every confidence in the economic future
of the Fraser Coast as we work to expand health care services for the needs of the community.”
This priceless lifestyle comes at a greatly affordable price.
The cost of living is one of the lowest in Queensland and you get much more for your
money when it comes to housing, with rents and prices among the cheapest in Australia
– with no compromise on range or quality.
“We moved her from Sydney and found we could set up our own construction company because
it was so much more affordable… We always thought we’d go back but it was clear within
the first few months that the lifestyle benefits of living in Hervey Bay outweighs that of
Sydney. We get to spend more time with our kids as our business is only five minutes
from home and the whole family enjoys some form of fitness with our extra free time.”
When you consider the Fraser Coast’s fast paced growth and vast business and work opportunities
– and then throw in a stunning natural environment and affordable, enviable lifestyle – it’s
a perfectly natural choice!