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Salisbury Plains Industrial Precinct





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(Bruce Hwy)

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Salisbury Plains Industrial Precinct is ideally located to be a logistic hub, supporting the development of the northern precinct of the Galilee Basin.

Location: North-west of Bowen

In December 2008, Economic Development Queensland acquired 6,355 hectares of freehold land to support the establishment of large scale industrial development.

Salisbury Plains Industrial Precinct is situated within the Abbot Point State Development area with access to an adjacent deep water port and major transport linkages, including the Bruce Highway and rail infrastructure.

The Minister for Economic Development Queensland is working with stakeholders to identify infrastructure needed to cater for the demand for land from major industries including the proposed Adani/Carmichael Rail, Adani Abbot Point Coal Terminal (T1), GVK Hancock Rail and Queensland Coal Investment projects.

Further information about the Abbot Point State Development Area.


  • close proximity to the Port of Abbot Point
  • easy access to rail and roads, including the Bruce Highway
  • considerable distance from urban areas
  • greater planning and development certainty for project proponents
  • fast-tracking economic development through efficient processing of applications and requests
  • best practice land-use planning and management - ensuring land and infrastructure assets are, and remain, attractive to existing occupants and potential investors
  • access to a diverse skilled workforce within the town of Bowen located directly south-east of the precinct.

Industries considered suitable for Salisbury Plains Industrial Precinct include:

  • large-scale, value adding industrial development
  • bulk mineral resource unloading and stockpiling facilities
  • mineral processing
  • integrated steel mill
  • liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility
  • fuel storage and associated infrastructure
  • extractive industries.
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