Profile: Scenic Rim

The town of Beaudesert is emerging fast on the back of favourable geography and significant infrastructure advancement.



Beaudesert is the gateway to the Scenic Rim, a thriving rural community set in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and surrounded by world heritage-listed national parks.

Beaudesert’s population is forecast by the Scenic Rim Council to triple by 2036 as the region emerges as a significant satellite of Brisbane and the Gold Coast, both less than an hour away.

A pipeline of development including the Bromelton State Development Area, intermodal freight terminal, Beaudesert Bypass and masterplanned residential communities are putting Beaudesert on the map.

Much of the city’s growth is underpinned by the Bromelton State Development Area, a 15,000ha area less than 6km from Beaudesert.

Included in the SDA is the Bromelton State Industrial Park, an 1,800ha parcel that will deliver an estimated 18,000 new jobs to the region.

The first freight delivery to the new logistics facility will occur in January 2017.

The $27.5 million Beaudesert Bypass will open up the area, creating an estimated 18,000 jobs and rejuvenating the town centre.

Approval of a new 339ha masterplanned mixed-use community is expected to double the size of Beaudesert. Work has already begun on the $1 billion development.

The development will include an education precinct, with a high school and childcare facilities, service station, supermarket, retirement village, tavern and retail stores.

Demographers point to the SDA and other strong infrastructure underpinnings as key stimulants to Beaudesert’s growth, while a tightly held market and low supply will keep property values strong.

The quiet rise of Beaudesert is further evidence of South East Queensland’s robust performance.

A brand new secondary school, McAuley College, is currently being built in the Beaudesert township and will be open for students at the start of 2017.

In Choice Homes’ Scenic Rise, a footpath linking the estate to Beaudesert High School is nearing completion. The footpath will allow for pedestrian and bicycle access to the school without the need to walk along Mount Lindesay Highway.

New jobs and a solid pipeline of development are enticing people from surrounding cities looking for a lifestyle change and wanting to take advantage of employment opportunities in Beaudesert.

With ongoing residential and commercial development, Beaudesert will continue to grow and flourish, attracting more people to the area.

With low vacancy rates, affordable housing and easy access to the metropolitan areas of the Gold Coast and Brisbane, Beaudesert is earmarked as a growth area hotspot for investors.

Major Infrastructure Projects

  • $15,000ha Bromelton State Development Area
  • $27.5 million Beaudesert Bypass
  • $30 million intermodal freight terminal
  • $1 billion, 339ha masterplanned community
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