Framework and opportunities | Redland City Council

The following information outlines the opportunities available to investors in the region through our ‘Open for business’ approach and the subsequent Economic Development Framework, which directs business and job growth in the future. See the links for more detailed information.

Open for business and investment

The Redlands Coast is open for business! Council encourages investment, capacity building and reduced barriers to new and growing business.

Economic Development Framework—direction and action

The Economic Development Framework charts a direction for business growth and job generation over the next two decades. 

Council established the Redlands Economic Development Advisory Board in 2015, which assisted us by overseeing implementation of the Economic Development Framework, and development and implementation of endorsed action plans for key industry sectors including tourism, education and training, health care and social assistance, and rural enterprises.

Following a review, in June 2021 Council acknowledged that the Board had achieved its objectives and decided to discontinue the Board. It was also acknowledged that the Economic Development Framework was a sound document to continue to guide economic development in the City.

Council will continue to work with industry partners and stakeholders in the implementation of plans, programs, opportunities and initiatives.

Regional Skills Investment Strategy

The Regional Skills Investment Strategy (RSIS) is an initiative of the Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) with the primary focus on identifying current and emerging jobs in key industries to ensure there are enough skilled local people to meet this demand. 

The RSIS team is engaging with local businesses to identify skills gaps and place-based training solutions tailored to the Health Care and Social Assistance and Manufacturing industries in Redlands Coast. When the project concludes in August 2021, Council will continue to engage will key industries sectors to monitor outcomes of the RSIS.

The Regional Skills Investment Strategy (RSIS) is an initiative introduced by the Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) with the primary focus of engaging with local businesses, identifying training needs and upskilling opportunities.