Business and Investment Attraction

We welcome new investment, new business and new residents – we are growing and want to grow further in order to become your smart business, investment and lifestyle choice. Once a quintessential beach town, now a premier coastal destination; the Capricorn Coast is a dynamic, growing region offering an enviable lifestyle and abundant opportunities for both business and community.

As one of the faster-growing areas outside South East Queensland, the Capricorn Coast offers unrivalled investment and commercial opportunities, as well as premier lifestyle options. Importantly, our region is well positioned with the critical infrastructure required to service a diverse and growing economy.

  • Livingstone Shire will become the Central Queensland Hub for agriculture and value-added food product manufacturing. Growth in farmgate, farm-to-plate food and agritourism experiences will increase visitation.

  • Manufacturing is one of the largest industry value add contributors to our economy. Council continues to enable industry growth via its investment in The Gateway and Industry Park, which is fast becoming the preferred location for new industries and modern manufacturing enterprises to establish and grow.

  • Livingstone Shire has a reputation as a ‘must experience’ destination based on its diversity in tourism experiences. The realisation of gamechanger projects such as the revitalisation of Great Keppel Island and Surf Lakes will increase accommodation options and experiences for any taste and budget

  • Livingstone Shire plays an enabling role in the attraction of major national and global companies by providing concierge services for investment inquiries, ensuring adequate land is available, zoned and serviced and partnering to provide business capacity building opportunities.

  • The Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area, already a world-class training facility, has a significant opportunity to scale to support an ADF School of Armour, combat supply storage and maintenance hub and advanced training, experimentation and mission staging with allied forces.

  • Livingstone Shire is home to many specialist mining workers. As the transition to the new generation of renewable technologies occurs, we will aggressively pursue these opportunities to establish in the region. Constituting a diversified energy economy and ensuring a future for our specialist workers.