Economic Development Plan


Balonne Shire Economic Development Plan 2018-2022   (PDF) 

Shire Industry Snapshots

Balonne Shire is located six hours west of Brisbane in South-West Queensland.  
The region covers 31,152km2 with St George its main business centre.
Agriculture is the main industry sector in the region notably:

  • cotton and grain production 
  • cattle and sheep grazing
  • horticulture

The Balonne Shire is within the agricultural catchment of emerging agtech and agscience centres of Toowoomba and Goondiwindi. 

Horticultural Snapshot   (PDF)

Cotton-Cereal Industry snapshot   (PDF)

Cattle-Sheep Industry snapshot   (PDF)