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About CHDC

Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC) actively partner with industry experts, businesses, government and communities to drive growth, enable innovation, build capability and deliver economic outcomes.

CHDC is a not for profit organisation and the lead economic and tourism development agency for the Central Highlands region of Queensland, Australia. Our region includes the communities of Arcadia Valley, Bauhinia, Blackwater, Bluff, Capella, Comet, Dingo, Duaringa, Emerald, Rolleston, Sapphire Gemfields, Springsure and Tieri.

Underpinned by robust and innovative industries including resources, mining, agriculture, tourism, small business and start-ups, we advocate for sustainable regional and economic growth by enhancing our workforces, promoting our region and supporting our businesses.

Over 20 years, our rich understanding of the local industry has allowed us to deliver economic 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.
As an organisation, we are dedicated to:

  • Advocating for sustainable regional and economic growth
  • Proactively marketing and promoting the Central Highlands as a 'region of choice'
  • Enhancing workforce development
  • Supporting business development, innovation and capacity
  • Supporting community organisations to develop skills and knowledge

We offer a range of opportunities for all who wish to partner with our organisation's projects. To discuss partnership opportunities contact CHDC.

Annual Report

View our activity from the 2017/18 Financial Year with our annual report.  Read more about it here.