Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC) is the lead economic and tourism development agency for the Central Highlands in Queensland, Australia.
We’re a not-for-profit organisation that advocates for a sustainable region and economic growth by:
- Enhancing the region’s workforce
- Promoting the Central Highlands as a ‘region of choice’
- Supporting our region’s businesses
For more than 25 years, CHDC has partnered with industry, business, government and communities to drive growth and empower businesses.
Our rich understanding of the local economic landscape has allowed us to deliver insights and strategic action plans for the region.
In turn, this has contributed to building strong, capable businesses and industries that are supply-chain ready and optimised for expansion.
CHDC has a three-year vision to drive economic opportunities to support the Central Highlands as a dynamic region of choice.
Our Corporate Strategy 2023-2028 defines CHDC’s purpose and values, and identifies seven priorities and objectives, including business growth, workforce development, and advocacy and promotion.
This important document maps out a clear direction forward for CHDC and underpins all the work we do in our role as the region’s key economic and tourism development organisation.
CHDC’s dedicated staff members are committed to facilitating a wide range of projects and initiatives across the Central Highlands and providing relevant advice, statistical information, workshops and networks to support business, industry, government and community.
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The Central Highlands is a robust and diverse region situated at the heart of Australia’s resource and agricultural sectors.
Spanning almost 60,000km2, the region encompasses a significant portion of the Bowen Basin, Australia’s largest coal reserve, and is home to eight metallurgical and four thermal mines.
With the largest cattle inventory in Australia, the Central Highlands stands as a beef powerhouse. It is also characterised by thriving broadacre cropping and horticultural industries, sustained by irrigation sourced from water storage on the Nogoa and Comet Rivers
Our region is a three-hour drive west of Rockhampton and a 1.5-hour flight from Brisbane, and includes the communities of Arcadia Valley, Bauhinia, Blackwater, Bluff, Capella, Comet, Dingo, Duaringa, Emerald, Rolleston, Sapphire Gemfields, Springsure and Tieri.