A leader in sustainability, world famous for a pristine environment

Increasingly closer to major economic activity centres

150+ years expertise in high quality manufacturing

Diverse, sustainable regional economy

Fraser Coast Regional Council's Economic Development Team works to assist businesses and developers navigate the Council approval process to see the delivery of projects that can provide significant economic benefits to the Fraser Coast region.

To enquire about support for your project or proposal, please click here.

Welcome to the Fraser Coast

The Fraser Coast provides limitless potential and opportunity. We are perfectly placed on the doorstep of the rapidly growing South-East Queensland region, and are a gateway to the resource-rich Central Queensland.

As one of Queensland’s oldest, yet fastest growing regions, the Fraser Coast is brimming with opportunities to invest in a sustainable future. 

A dynamic region with a proud industrial heritage, the Fraser Coast is evolving. 

A snapshot of our Fraser Coast region...


Gross Regional Product


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Local Businesses


Annual Visitors (2019)

8,833 Employees

Health Care and Social Assistance Industry


Our Local Population


Economic Catchment

A Well-Connected Network

Live close to the action but far enough away to enjoy the benefits of relaxed, regional living.

The Fraser Coast sits at the hub of the Wide Bay-Burnett, one Australia’s fastest growing regions. The region is centred on the twin cities of Hervey Bay and Maryborough and has direct road, rail and air access to major domestic centres including resource sectors to the west and north.

It lies just north of the Sunshine Coast, and south of the Bundaberg North Burnett region, only 250km north (about 3 ½ hours) from Brisbane by road and a 90-minute flight from Sydney.

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