WHY INVEST IN QUEENSLAND?
WHY INVEST IN QUEENSLAND?
The global start-up revolution is taking place as the geography of startup activity and venture capital investment is undergoing a rapid and profound period of globalization.
Whilst no Australian city currently features in the top 10 of global start-ups or venture capital investment markets, most key innovation indicators show that Australia performs better than most advanced economies particularly in areas such as ease of startup administration, entrepreneurship, and technology infrastructure.
The number one performing economy in Australia.
- We have a resilient economic system that can cope with global stress and threats.
- We offer a diverse, competitive, contemporary business sector
A focus on industry development and diversification.
- We maximise opportunities in
- We are recognised as internationally competitive, with strong exports/businesses, especially in the agricultural (food bowl) and ecotourism sectors*
- Our businesses work together to innovate and embrace new
The best job opportunities in Australia.
- We have the highest productivity rate in Australia, with no skills shortages*
- Our unemployment rate is less than 5%
Our centres of excellence drive innovation.
- We are a global leader in innovative industry
- All regions have a centre of excellence for training, innovation and
- Our education is technologically advanced—attracting foreign
- We invest and convert research into innovation*
Queensland offers a range of business advantages including a stable economy, supportive government and a solid growth forecast.
Queensland’s low operating costs, highly skilled workforce, strong and diverse industries, and strategic Asia-Pacific location create an attractive investment destination.
Ideally positioned at the crossroads of the Asia-Pacific, Queensland is close to the growth markets of the world, providing a strong advantage as an investment destination. Queensland’s position in a compatible time-zone with Asian countries and other international destinations makes the state a preferred location for doing business during normal business hours with those in the same time-zone. Australia is also an ideal location for businesses with offices in Europe and in the Americas, as its time-zone spans the close of business in the Americas and the opening of Europe’s trading
Queensland has a strong, stable economy, pro-business government and solid economic growth. It was recently ranked as the world’s eighth-most resilient economy to economic cycles
Queensland’s workforce is highly skilled, motivated and employment-ready. Its diversity and flexibility give potential investors a broad choice of skilled workers who have enjoyed world-class education and skills-training institutions. The state’s population is estimated to double to around 9.1 million people by 2056 — making our workforce even bigger and Queensland offers a range of business advantages including a stable economy, supportive government and a solid growth forecast. Queensland’s low operating costs, highly skilled workforce, strong and diverse industries, and strategic Asia-Pacific location create an attractive investment destination.
Fast growing and extremely easy to live and commute! Your guide to getting around Brisbane quick and easy.
Brisbane is an easy city to get around. The metropolitan area has a great range of options for public transport, driving, and walking. This practical information on Brisbane’s public transport system will make moving around the city very simple.
To use public transport including buses, trains, and ferries in Brisbane, it’s recommended that you purchase a TransLink Go Card. You can purchase a Go Card for a $10 deposit at the Airtrain ticket booth at Brisbane Airport, or from convenience stores and train stations throughout the city. The deposit is refundable, so when you have finished exploring the city you can request a refund.
Initially you’ll need to load the Go Card with some money to cover your fares, which you can do at convenience stores and train stations. For travel within the city, fares should be between $2.60 – $4.00 per ride. To start your ride, tap your card on the reader when you board your selected mode of transport and be sure to tap off when you disembark.
Brisbane’s rail network is a great way to visit attractions across the city and reach the surrounding suburbs. There are train services running daily from early morning to late at night. Major stations in the city include Central Station and Roma Street Station. From either of these stations, you can catch a train to reach attractions including the Queensland Museum or the Gallery of Modern Art, and destinations such as South Bank or Fortitude Valley.
Brisbane has a number of busways which separate buses from general traffic on the roads. The bus network is an efficient way of hopping around Brisbane and its neighbourhoods.
There are free City Loop and Spring Hill Loop bus services in the city centre. These bus loops run in both clockwise and anti-clockwise directions, and depart every 10 minutes between 7AM and 6PM. These buses are particularly useful for travel between Brisbane’s downtown hotels and attractions, including King George Square, Queen Street Mall, and the City Botanic Gardens.
The CityGlider bus services will take you a little further out of the city. To reach West End by bus, catch the Blue CityGlider from City Hall or Central, or to reach The Gabba for a sports game, catch the Maroon CityGlider from Roma Street busway or King George Square. These services run every 5-15 minutes.
The Brisbane River makes its way straight through the centre of Brisbane, so ferries are a popular way to get around. The free CityHopper ferry operates between Sydney Street and North Quay terminals, and is an easy way to move between the city centre and South Bank. With a Go Card you can also catch the CityCat ferry, which will take you to attractions like Eat Street Northshore and the City Botanic Gardens. If you don’t have a Go Card, single tickets can be purchased on board.
Getting to and from the airport
To get between Brisbane city centre and Brisbane Airport (both domestic and international terminals), catch the Airtrain from Central Station. Travel time between the city and airport is around 20 minutes, with services running every 15-30 minutes. You can use a Go Card for your fare or purchase single tickets for travel, which cost $18.50 each way or $35 return for adults. Discounts are available if your tickets are purchased in advance though the Airtrain website.
Accessible transport options
In Australia, airlines, trains, buses and ferries have accessible options for people using a wheelchair or mobility device. Brisbane Airport provides special assistance for people with disabilities and can help with baggage, getting around the airport, and getting on and off the plane. The majority of buses and trains have accessible options – check the TransLink website for information on using public transport before your trip.
Source www.australia.com By Ashlea Wheeler