With the Bromelton State Development Area as catalyst, many new infrastructure and development projects are underway in the Beaudesert area.
The $27.5 million Beaudesert Bypass will open up the area, creating an estimated 18,000 jobs and rejuvenating the town centre (Daniels, 2015).
The bypass will ensure heavy vehicles are able to access the future industrial site at Bromelton without clogging Beaudesert.
Work on a $30 million intermodal freight terminal at Bromelton is underway and is expected to create 1,000 jobs, opening up new economic opportunities in the region (ATN, 2016).
The regional freight facility will act as anchor tenant for Bromelton State Development Area, offering access to the regional and interstate markets through the Sydney-Brisbane rail corridor.
The freight and logistics complex, which will include a large railway siding, will support up to 1.3 tons of annual freight movement and is expected to save about 18,500 truck journeys on metropolitan highways (ATN, 2016).
Approval of a new 339ha masterplanned mixed use community is expected to double the size of Beaudesert. Work has already begun on the $1 billion development.
The development will include an education precinct, with a high school and childcare facilities, service station, supermarket, retirement village, tavern and retail stores (Shearer, 2016).
INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT AT A GLANCE
- $15,000ha Bromelton State Development Area
- $27.5 million Beaudesert Bypass
- $30 million intermodal freight terminal
- $1 billion, 339ha masterplanned community