Queensland's agricultural industries make a vital contribution to the lives of Queenslanders. The sector delivers almost $20 billion to the economy, supporting more than 300,000 jobs or more than one in eight working Queenslanders. The Queensland Government remains focused on driving agricultural and regional jobs growth.

The government has committed up to $10 million to fund a business case and capital works for a Regional Export Distribution Centre Pilot.

The pilot aims to boost rapid access to international markets for agricultural producers. Capitalising on Queensland's global reputation as a leader in the production and processing of quality agricultural products, this initiative seeks to catalyse the development of high-value farming and processing and grow regional job creation.

The department is leading a competitive selection process with a Regional Export Distribution Centre Expression of Interest (EOI).

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Questions and answers

What is an export distribution centre?

What kind of projects will be supported?

Who is eligible to apply?

What agricultural products are being targeted for export?

Why use a competitive selection process?

Do proponents need to complete a Registration of Interest so they are eligible to submit an EOI?

When will the EOI be released?

What timeframes apply to the construction of the project?

How much funding is available to applicants?

If this is a 'pilot', will we see future export distribution centres?