Pelican Bay - Great Sandy Biosphere


Imagine vehicles and buildings in other parts of the world, powered by the Great Sandy Biosphere Reserve, or the UNESCO World Heritage listed Fraser Island

The Fraser Coast is one of the world’s premier nature destinations and is encompassed by the Great Sandy Biosphere, designated in 2009 by UNESCO in recognition of the international importance of our region. The designation promotes the idea that social, economic and cultural development can coexist in harmony with the conservation of our precious natural environment. It encourages communities to work, live and play in ways that support sustainable use of our natural resources.

  • Proposed 1200mw wind farm located within local state forest
  • 75mw Susan River Solar Farm 
  • Third highest concentration of roof top solar installations
  • Australia's largest effluent reuse scheme
  • Brisbane to Maryborough return trip within the range of a Toyota Mirai
  • Rail access to Ports in Brisbane and Gladstone (manufacturing)

Why the Fraser Coast is emerging as a leader in sustainability

  • A region world famous for it's pristine natural environment

  • A pipeline of projects - including one of the biggest wind farms in the Southern Hemisphere

  • Located halfway between Brisbane and Gladstone on the main road and rail transport networks

  • Affordable land - perfect for large scale energy projects

  • Exisiting capacity to fulfil supply chain requirements

  • Strong local demand for energy use in medium and heavy industries

Opportunities in sustainability

  • Hydrogen

    Perfectly located between Brisbane and Gladstone, with an existing heavy industry base

  • Renewable Energy

    An abundance of land and a planning scheme that supports renewable developments

  • Water re-use scheme

    Opportunitites for investment in agricultural land with access to recycled water

  • Agriculture

    Diversification of the local agricultural industry is seeing increasing opportunities in horticulture.

  • Manufacturing

    The Fraser Coast's extensive manufacturing expertise makes it the perfect location to manufacture the technologies of the future.