Did you know?

  1. Diversity of the economy provides resilience
  2. Agriculture is powering
    1. Season is very good, particularly against the rest of Qld/NSW.   Wheat & chick peas look promising
    2. Cattle prices are at record highs & we have feed particularly for this time of year
    3. Feedlots are expanding - Chinchilla is the feedlot capital of Aust, and many are expanding
  3. Greater than 1000 LH's are now getting CSG compensation and LH's spend in their local community
  4. The gas sector has created a hub in Chinchilla.  They are now moving into operations, creating different long term jobs
  5. Shell is likely to purchase QGC early 2016, providing the right scale and economics for an FID to start developing in the area.  
  6. FIFO's are converting to local
    1. Origin changed from 40% 18 months ago to 55% today,
    2. Tier 1 contractors are now asking what component of subbies workforce is local as they know locals are cheaper
  7. Kogan Creek Power Station is about to upgrade and spend >$40m
  8. The Brigalow to Chinchilla section of the Warrego Highway is currently being upgraded, completing the extensive work from Roma to Brisbane
  9. Housing vacancies are reducing, house sales are starting to move