A vision for the region, a plan for action and a strategy for growth: the Central Highlands Economic Masterplan presents an opportunity to propel the Central Highlands economy towards a strong future.

Building on the success of the previous plan, we engaged KPMG to come back to our region and guide us on our path for the next 30 years.  The Central Highlands Economic Masterplan (CHEMP) includes an analysis of the Central Highlands as it stands today: how the region is functioning, what the gaps are, and which disruptors to the global economy will have the most impact on our region.

The CHEMP takes this data and forms an ambitious, but achievable, five-year Action Plan of strategic, measurable initiatives for the Central Highlands region.

The 2017-2022 Action Plan is split into four focus areas:

  • Export Drivers focusses on the role that key industries contribute to the economic success of the region.
  • Population Services are the core foundations for any economy to live, learn and work to develop a sustainable community.
  • Workforce addresses the people, skills and future needs of the region’s evolving employment trends.
  • Governance aims to maintain, create and improve framework that makes collaboration in the region easier.

CHEMP also covers key infrastructure that will enable our region to achieve its goals.  Whilst these infrastructure projects are not specific deliverables as part of the CHEMP, they have been included as their ability to generate benefits for the region is clear.  You can read more about our developments and infrastructure by clicking here.

The CHEMP will see our team working with stakeholders to deliver growth and outcomes for the region.  Key partners include CQUniversity, the GP Super Clinic, Queensland Agricultural & Training College, Queensland Government departments, the Local Buying Foundation and more. To join or partner with us, please give us a call.

We wish to thank KPMG and the Central Highlands Regional Council for their support in delivering the CHEMP.

For more information on the CHEMP and how it impacts you, please contact us.

The Central Highlands Economic Masterplan