Programs and initiatives

Programs and initiatives

There are various programs and initiatives available to assist business owners who are already in or planning to move to Moreton Bay.

Council programs and initiatives

  • Local Preference Policy - Council provides weighted favour towards local business, giving them a competitive edge in tender provision.
  • Investment Attraction Policy - supports existing companies looking to expand and new companies looking to enter the region and create high-value jobs connected to the REDS. 
  • Small Business Friendly Councils (SBFC) – supports local councils in Queensland to actively assist small businesses with access to tools and resources, simplified administration and regulation and more.

Queensland Government programs and initiatives

  • Advance Queensland– delivered by nine Queensland Government departments working in partnership with industry, business, universities, startups, investors and the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur to help entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers turn ideas into commercial success.
  • Innovate Queensland – supports SMEs, innovators and startups to grow and build connections through free workshops, webinars and collaboration activities.
  • Mentoring for Growth (M4G) - offers eligible businesses free access to volunteer business experts who provide insights, options and suggestions about your business challenges and opportunities.

Australian Government programs and initiatives

  • Entrepreneurs’ Programme – access expert advice and financial assistance to support growth opportunities.
  • Industry Growth Centres– focused on increasing the innovation, productivity and competitiveness of six key growth industries, including advanced manufacturing and food and agribusiness.
  • Cooperative Research Centres – supports Australian industries’ ability to compete and produce by helping industry to partner with the research sector to solve industry-identified problems.