The future prosperity of Central Queensland will be determined by the efficiency and scale of the logistics and supply chain management industries, according to an audit conducted by the State Government.

The CQ Agricultural Land Audit, released earlier last week, found that the logistics sector is vital to ensuring that growth sectors, such as beef cattle production, continue to operate at optimum capacity.

Speaking in Gladstone this morning, Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister John McVeigh said central Queensland was the first region to be audited as part of the Queensland Agricultural Land Audit due for release next month.

“To achieve the goal of doubling the value of agricultural production by 2040, we need to identify the best land and how to develop it,” Mr McVeigh said.

“The Queensland Agricultural Land Audit covers the state’s 12 regions, based on planning boundaries, and will assess opportunities and constraints including current land use, infrastructure or logistical issues and planning processes.

“It will result in more consistent planning for agriculture and identify unrealised opportunities for prime agricultural land development.

Download a copy of the Central Queensland Agricultural Land Audit at