Central Highlands Development Corporation

Driving growth & empowering business in the Central Highlands

About Agtech & Agribusiness

Diverse, growing, capable

In the centre of Queensland, Australia lies the Central Highlands: one of the State's key agricultural producers, generating over $740 million per annum in economic value.

Extensive beef production and broadacre cropping (cereal and pulses) are the key drivers of value. The region is also an important cotton producer and boasts thriving citrus and table grape sectors. Niche and emerging crops include macadamias, melons, lychees, figs and potatoes.

Not only is the Central Highlands agricultural industry productive and diverse, it is growing. From 2011 to 2016, the region has seen a cumulative growth in average value produced per hectare of 12%, well surpassing the national average of 6%.