$20 Million in Funding Announced for Remote and Regional Queensland - Could Now Be the Time to Buy a Business?

by Vanessa Lovie 17th of November, 2022
$20 Million in Funding Announced for Remote and Regional Queensland - Could Now Be the Time to Buy a Business?
$20 Million in Funding Announced for Remote and Regional Queensland

Since the first Betterment fund was established in 2013, more than 520 projects across 70 local government areas in Queensland – with a value of more than $263 million – have been approved. This funding has helped communities to recover and help withstand the impact of natural disasters.

Buying a business in remote and regional Queensland often raises the question "how will I connect to the rest of the state". Whether the business depends on tourists or local trade, good infrastructure and roads are vital to a business's success. Fast delivery of products, visiting tourist trade, and access to national and international markets rely on good roads and transport. The QLD Governments commitment to good infrastructure that can withstand natural disasters (or at least create a faster recovery) is in the spotlight and it's good for communities and business. 

Today Deputy Premier, Dr Steven Miles announced $20 million in funding to further Betterment Projects

“Making this $20 million available to all local government areas impacted in the 2020-21 disaster season saw councils from the Torres in the north to Goondiwindi in the south to Bulloo in the west access this betterment funding,” Mr Miles said.

“This is all about building back better than it was so that infrastructure is stronger and more resilient in case another natural disaster hits,” Minister Watt said.

“It’s fantastic to see funding going to remote communities that are so frequently impacted by natural disasters – this funding will provide short-term benefits through local jobs and the long-term benefit of better protecting community assets during the next natural disaster.”

The Government's initiative to protect against natural disasters will make communities stronger and safer. 

The Betterment Fund supports the building of vital infrastructures such as roads, bridges and floodways. These can vary from the stabilisation of low-lying roads to reduce erosion and scouring, upgrades to drainage structures to increase capacity or rep replacing gravel with reinforced concrete to improve resilience.

“Communities across the state will reap the benefits including Southern Downs Regional Council, which has been approved for $1.17 million in betterment funding to construct four concrete floodways with sealed approaches along Condamine River Road.”

A full list of the approved projects is available at: www.qra.qld.gov.au/betterment 

“39 projects [are] approved in this program that we expect will build on the success of our previous betterment programs, which have clearly demonstrated the benefit of ‘building back better’.  Mr Miles said.

With 464,990 businesses operating in Queensland, representing 19.2% of all businesses in Australia. Creating stable infrastructure so businesses can continue to operate and recover quickly after a natural disaster is important. 

On Bsale there are over 3,000 businesses for sale in Queensland. We take a look at some opportunities available now that could benefit from further stability and infrastructure in regional QLD. 

Businesses for Sale in Regional QLD Worth Considering 


1. Service Station Investment for Sale-  7.5% Yield - Blackall Qld

Service Station for Sale Regional QLD

Price: $515,000

Great opportunity to buy a Freehold Property Investment with service station & mechanic shop in Blackall QLD with 7.5% yield on current rent, long term Top Tier 1 Tenant.

  • Landlord friendly lease with current rent: $38,518.52 PA + GST + Outgoings
  • ROI: 7.5% yield
  • Yearly Increment: CPI fraction Brisbane 
  • Lease Term: Lease 30/11/2026 + 15 years Options (5 + 5 + 5)
  • Land size: 1,222 square meters approximately.
  • Built up area over 490 sq meters.

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2. Roll Up Your Sleeves For This Caravan Park for Sale in Lockyer Valley


Tenthill Caravan Park for Sale Regional QLD

FHGC $2,200,000

The only takeaway/convenience shop and fuel station on the way to Gatton with a fantastic park income to support it.

The shop generates 37.5% of the turnover and the Park a massive 62.5% of turnover. Onsite residents frequent the shop for their basic daily needs which includes easy takeaway food.

There is a quiet and friendly ambience brought about by the peaceful rural and predominantly agricultural setting. The locals are typically friendly country folk calling in for a quick fill-up, chat and takeaway meal.

There is work to be done here but this workplace rates highly on the satisfaction scale. All serious offers will be considered.

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3. 30% ROI Exceptional High Returning Freehold Caravan Park for Sale - Charlieville QLD


Qld Caravan Park for Sale Regional

FREEHOLD $1,000,000

  • Significant repeat trade.
  • Two amenity blocks.
  • Two guest laundry areas.
  • Quality cabin area separate to main park, easily accessed by walking across the street.
  • Set in a bushland setting in Charleville, QLD. The park is quiet and peaceful with many shady grassed areas suitable for camping and caravanning. The park offers the options of powered, unpowered or drive-thru sites and cabins are also available.
  • Conveniently located in town and only a short walk to the shops and two minutes to the Bowling Club.
  • The very comfortable two+ bedroom home for the managers is equipped with two air-conditioners, polished boards, new vinyl and has been freshly painted.

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4. Renowned North Queensland Relocation And Storage Business For Sale

relocation business for sale regional qld

Price: $590,000

This business offers the highest standards of removalist services throughout Queensland and Interstate Australia.

With more than 10 years of experience in the relocation of home – and office content, in Queensland or interstate, this business offers a great opportunity for the new owner.
This business provides an excellent opportunity for a single owner-operator, couple, or family to take the reins of an already profitable business that is well- positioned to continue growing moving forward.

  • Profitable Business
  • Repeat work with loyal clientele
  • Opportunity to grow through increasing demand with interstate relocations
  • Turnkey Operation
  • Great Online presence
  • Franchising Opportunity

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5. Automotive And Marine Workshop for Sale, Cape York Peninsula

Automotive And Marine Workshop for Sale

Price: $890,000

Vehicle Recovery RACQ, $3mil+ Turnover, Strategic Value, To Be Sold At Asset Value

Weipa Auto and Marine provides a range of products and services ranging from vehicle recovery and towing, vehicle and marine repairs and all related part sales to local residents, businesses and visitors to the Cape York Peninsula. The business has held the RACQ agency for Weipa since 2005 and Coen since 2010. The business is also the authorised Holden service agent for the region since 2015.

  • Turnover Exceeds $3 million
  • Experienced employees to remain
  • Exceptionally well presented office and showroom
  • 5 x mechanics, including marine
  • 8200 Facebook followers
  • 4.8 out of 5.0 Star rating from over 50 reviews
  • No one client accounts for than 15% turnover

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6. Landscaping Yard for Sale, Plainland QLD


Landscaping yard for sale

$600,000 + SAV

  • Landscaping Supplies Yard in the Lockyer Valley.
  • Well Established Landscaping Supplies in the Heart of the Lockyer Valley situated in Plainland.
  • Large Variety of landscaping products with room to expand.
  • Trucks and Machinery included.
  • 5x5 lease which included three bed room house.

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Explore More Opportunities in Regional QLD

Top regional areas in QLD include:

Darling Downs + South West QLD

Cairns + Townsville QLD

Mackay and Rockhampton

Mount Isa and Central QLD


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Vanessa Lovie

CEO Bsale Australia

Vanessa is the current manager and CEO of Bsale Australia. Over the past 11 years as a business owner, she understands what it takes to grow a ...

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