Key industries

Redlands Coast has a number of propulsive industry sectors that are key to future jobs and economic growth.


Redlands Coast is home to a growing health and social care industry, centred around world-class facilities, and with a significant pipeline of highly specialised development. Growth in the city’s largest employment sector is expected to continue above national averages, with the city well-placed to become a leader in health, aged care and medical services, attracting highly educated workforce.

Knowledge Economy

Redlands Coast enjoys a competitive advantage in the education and training sector — particularly primary and secondary education — and has a strong reputation for quality. The city is experiencing strong growth in the professional, scientific and technical services sector which provides a range of services from scientific to architectural, accounting to engineering services, statistical to advertising and computer system design services.

Advanced Manufacturing

Generating the largest export for more than a decade, advanced manufacturing is a foundation stone of the Redlands Coast economy. The city’s advanced manufacturing, which is composed of primary metal and metal product manufacturing, fabricated metal product, machinery and equipment, and the emerging sectors of industrial robotics, biomedical, renewables and hydrogen, play a key role in the strengthening the local economy.

Future Food

Capitalising on Redlands Coast’s traditional base, the city has the potential to establish high-intensity and low-impact rural enterprises and agri-businesses that produce high volumes of products. The city’s proximity to markets, and existing infrastructure including a research facility that encourages agri-tech activities are key differentiators to grow these types of enterprises.

Tourism and Adventure Sport

Renowned for its naturally wonderful coastal landscape and diverse hinterlands, Redlands Coast has a growing tourism offer supplemented by an increasingly compelling adventure sports element. With new facilities in development in the pipeline, including a dedicated Adventure Sports Precinct featuring the Olympic-standard Redland Whitewater Centre, Redlands Coast is poised to harness growing markets seeking an active and immersive tourism experience.


Redlands Coast is committed to fostering relationships with international film and Australian television productions and is proud to be part of Screen Queensland’s Film-Friendly Pathways Program. Film and television productions that have used Redlands Coast locations in recent times include Joe Vs Carole, The Wilds, Young Rock, Holey Moley, Love and Monsters, Aquaman, Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales, Tidelands, Safe Harbour, Harrow, Reef Break, and more.