The Southern Downs has excellent access to national and international air and sea ports, and is well connected to national road and rail networks.
The Southern Downs region is located about two hours south west of Brisbane at the junction of the Cunningham Highway and the New England Highway, which joins Sydney with central Queensland. Due to this hub-like location, the Southern Downs is a strategic site for companies servicing customers in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne via road.
The Southern Downs is within one day’s drive of more than 50% of Australia’s population. Transport drivers travelling to Brisbane and Sydney can do so comfortably non-stop within the national driver fatigue management laws.
Home to Queensland’s only dedicated 747-8F International Freighter Service and with 80+ passenger flights per week, Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport (WTB) is the gateway airport to the Southern Downs Region. Located one hour from Warwick and operating a fully licensed international air cargo terminal the airport is excellently positioned to meeting client and cargo needs as it takes the lead in developing freighter services for Queensland.
Brisbane Airport also provides access national and international access and is just two hours away.
Both Warwick and Stanthorpe have a fully serviced aerodrome, with Brisbane 30 minutes away by air. Both are CASA-accredited and have sealed runways, freehold and leasehold hangar access and reputable charter services operating. The Warwick Aerodrome has 24-hour fuel facilities.
Stanthorpe and Warwick are connected to the Queensland Rail regional freight network, which provides access to Brisbane and will link the region with the proposed Australian Inland Rail.
The Port of Brisbane, one of Australia’s fastest growing container ports and the state’s largest multi-cargo port, is just over two hours away by road and connected to the Southern Downs by the national Cunningham Highway.