The Bromelton State Development Area (SDA) promotes economic development by providing for the growing demand for greenfield land in South East Queensland which is suitable for medium to large scale industrial activities of regional, State and national significance.

With access to the standard gauge rail network along the Sydney - Brisbane rail corridor, the SDA is an ideal location for industries, such as freight and logistics operations, to access intrastate and interstate markets.

Declared in 2008 and totalling about 15,610 hectares, the Bromelton SDA is located within the Scenic Rim Regional Council area, approximately 6 kilometres (km) west of the Beaudesert township and 75 km south of Brisbane.

The SDA is divided into six land use precincts ensuring high-impact, difficult-to-locate and rail-dependent industries are appropriately located and buffered by other industrial and rural land uses. Approximately 1800 hectares of the Bromelton SDA is anticipated to be developed for industrial uses.

The Bromelton SDA development scheme

The Bromelton SDA development scheme is a regulatory document that controls development within the Bromelton SDA.

The current Bromelton SDA development scheme was approved by Governor in Council in December 2017.

Download the Development Scheme for the Bromelton State Development Area (PDF icon 877 KB).

The development scheme is supported by a policy on public consultation (PDF icon 65 KB) that provides information on matters the Coordinator-General may consider when determining whether public consultation of an SDA application is required.


Changes to the development scheme for the Bromelton SDA include:

  • template and format changes.
  • updated development precincts to reflect existing approved development and provide greater certainty to prospective proponents and the community.
  • clearer assessment processes for SDA applications.
  • revised assessment criteria to provide greater clarity on the requirements for new development in the Bromelton SDA.

View the previous Bromelton SDA development scheme (PDF icon 779 KB) (November 2012).

Land use assessment and approval

Land ownership

Further information