At CHDC, we are dedicated to building sustainable economic growth across the Central Highlands region.

Part of this mission includes enhancing workforce development, supporting business development, innovation and capacity and supporting community organisations to develop skills and knowledge.

Our range of programs, tools, resources and events are designed to give our local businesses the edge to remain skilled, competitive, and ready for the future.

CH Heroes 2018 

This Small Business Week, we are celebrating regional small business owners that are making a positive difference and helping to make the Central Highlands a great place to work, learn, live and play.  Nominate your CH Hero today! Click here.

Local Business Directory 

Support your community by using CHDC’s Local Business Directory to find skilled, capable local suppliers and businesses. Click here.

Queensland Local Content Leaders Network

Spearheaded by CHDC, the QLCLN is a collective of regional local government, industry and economic development representatives from the Bowen, Galilee and Surat Basins, which grew out of acknowledgment that where it is difficult for an isolated region to achieve strong local content outcomes and progress opportunities, there is strength in partnership. Read more.


Check out local tenders, updated weekly.  You can subscribe to Tap into Tenders to receive these opportunities straight into your inbox every Monday.  Read more.


Your one-stop shop for a range of tools, resources and links for new and expanding businesses alike.  Our resources page is perfect for businesses looking for a little extra support.  Click here.

Business Events

Check out our Events Calendar regularly for local events and training sessions in the region design to build business capability and skills.  Click here.


We wish to thank BMA for their support over the past six years in delivering the Business Development & Support program.  This program is currently undergoing review and seeking renewed funding arrangements, with more information to come shortly.  For immediate business support, please call us on 07 4982 4386.