Agriculture

The Cassowary Coast supports a nationally significant food production industry.

The region is home to about 80% of Australia's banana industry. It is a significant contributor to the production of sugar and a recognised premier growing region for tropical fruits and vegetables, cattle and fisheries.

Combined with readily available agricultural land, abundant rainfall, rich soils, favourable climatic conditions and plentiful sunshine, the Cassowary Coast is highly suitable for agribusiness.

Table provided courtesy of Queensland Primary Industries & Fisheries, Department of Employment Economic Development and Innovation
Table provided courtesy of Queensland Primary Industries & Fisheries, Department of Employment Economic Development and Innovation

Investment Opportunities

Council is keen to speak to organisations and individuals who are looking for opportunities to develop and diversify the region's agricultural industry. A number of opportunities exist, as noted below. Further initiatives are welcomed.

Bananas

Processed and dried
Paper
Mulch

Sugar Cane

Begas and other energy generation potential

Tropical Fruits and Vegetables

Processed and dried
Fresh fruit export
Canneries
Packaging

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Processed
Packaging
Live and processed seafood export

Meat & Livestock

Meatworks – Existing facility available, currently under care and maintenance
Packaging
Export