Sunshine Coast set to become Australia’s first Digital Trade Hub

Sunshine Coast set to become Australia’s first Digital Trade Hub

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The Sunshine Coast is on a path to becoming Australia’s first Digital Trade Hub in 2020 when it delivers the fastest, most affordable data and telecommunications connection to Asia from the east coast, and the first direct international data connection to the United States.

The regional economy is being transformed through investment in a range of major property and infrastructure developments of which the Sunshine Coast International Broadband Network (SCIBN) is the telecommunications hero.

The first local government area (LGA) in Australia to invest in an international underwater cable, Sunshine Coast Council will provide the state’s first direct international telecommunications and data connection to global systems.

It would be understandable for us to think that data transmission occurs mostly above not below the water, but fun fact – according to the Sunshine Coast International Broadband Network e-book, 99% of international data is transmitted via the global submarine communications system.

This exceptional data infrastructure and telecommunications connectivity is expected to inject $435 million annually to the region and entice national and global interests as the Sunshine Coast becomes a beacon for digital connectivity both at home and abroad.

Benefits for business will include:

    • Cheaper and faster transfer of data
    • Accommodation of large-scale data requirements
    • A direct international connection which bypasses Sydney
    • Improved customer experience through superior access to richer data
    • Capacity to explore new industry opportunities for example Industry 4.0, Internet of Things and e-sports.

Centrally located in South East Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, adjacent to the Bruce Highway, Chevallum Industrial Park offers a broad range of opportunities for businesses to secure a position in one of the nation’s fastest growing and most innovative urban areas.

Within driving distance of Australia’s third-largest city, Chevallum is fully equipped with high-speed internet and utilities, and offers a master-planned design that allows businesses to adapt to the demands of the future.

Comprising 49 lots, ranging in size from 1,500m² to 5,168m², the Park allows for construction of freestanding buildings (STCA) further cementing its suitability for a range of businesses and enterprises including manufacturing, logistics, showrooms, commercial office space, storage and more.

Home to a thriving innovation ecosystem, the Sunshine Coast’s reputation for digital innovation is increasing with the ongoing development of a Smart City Framework that delivers integrated technologies that foster regional growth, liveability and sustainability.

Businesses looking to relocate or expand to the Sunshine Coast can read industry case studies and find out more about what the SCIBN means for them here.

For more information on Chevallum Industrial Park contact Nick Dowling at Colliers International on +61 7 5457 8888.

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