Priority Two – Catalytic Economic Infrastructure & Investment Attraction
Economic infrastructure and investment attraction are critical components to support the growth of one of Australia’s fastest growing regions.
The focus of this priority is to secure and attract the funding to enable the development of key infrastructure, which will have a transformational impact on the economic development of the region, including the creation of knowledge based employment precinct’s and SMART communities.
The creation of a new campus for up to 10,000 students will have an economic impact of $950m per annum for the region. Additional developments across associated precincts will create up to 6,000 much needed knowledge based jobs and will include investments in innovation centres, business accelerators, private hospital and business parks, further stimulating the economic development of the region.
RDA Moreton Bay is proud of instigating the Tertiary Education Strategy and securing funding from Council to support this initiative. The strategy laid the foundation for the Mill at Moreton Bay and USC becoming the education partner.
The MBRC focus also includes investment attraction to further enhance the economic impact of the Moreton Bay Rail Link, supporting precinct development at the stations along the new rail line.
The decentralisation of Australian Government departments could also be a significant opportunity for the region.
How RDA Moreton Bay Adds Value:
- Identifying and advocating for key economic development infrastructure
- Promoting government programs & funding sources
- Assisting with funding applications
- Identifying regional projects and supporting project proponents to access funding.