Economic Development Plan

Balonne Shire Economic Development Plan 2018-2022   (PDF) 

Business Mentoring

Balonne Shire Council has been successful in securing funds to assist Balonne Shire based businesses under the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program. The purpose of the Business Mentoring Program is to assist and help grow local businesses and agribusinesses.

See the below flyers for more information and for the Expression of Interest Form.

Business Mentoring Agriculture and Horticulture Flyer

Business Mentoring Small-Medium Business Flyer

Business Mentoring Tourism Flyer

Expression of Interest  Form


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)