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The Central Highlands is an area of continuous growth and diversity, presenting a wide range of opportunities to live, work, invest and play.

The Central Highlands Development Corporation is a non-profit, lead economic and tourism development agency for the Central Highlands region.

Visit their website for an economic profile of the region; a register of regional developments; information on major projects and opportunities; housing needs analysis and assessment; the commercial and industrial land audit and latest tenders on offer.

Information on our REDI – Regional Economic Development Incentives can be found below.

  • REDI - Regional Economic Development Incentives

    Regional Economic Development Incentives (REDI) is a package that provides stimulus to facilitate economic growth across all commerce and industries in the Central Highlands’ region.
    REDI apply to new facilities and structures, and for the expansion or modernisation of existing facilities.
    Incentives could be in the form of (but are not limited to):

    • Rates remission (new and established businesses).
    • Reduction or elimination of fees and charges (charged back to the business unit).
    • Time schedule for payment of fees and charges.
    • Joint marketing or promotions packages.

    All REDI applications are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Approved REDI packages are granted in either lump sum, paid by instalments, or can be tied to a project or development goals.

    To find out more download the fact sheet and application form.

  • Regional economic profiling

    Central Highlands Development Corporation in partnership with Central Highlands Regional Council utilise the REMPLAN platform to provide access to detailed demographic, economic and community data with maps for industry sectors as well as population and employment forecasts.

    REMPLAN Economic Profile

  • Central Highlands Development Corporation

    Central Highlands Development Corporation is the lead economic and tourism development agency for the Central Highlands region.

    CHDC facilitates a wide range of projects and initiatives across the region and is proactive in providing relevant advice, statistical information, workshops and networks to support business, industry, government and community.

    As a not-for-profit organisation, CHDC is dedicated to:

    • Advocating for sustainable regional and economic growth
    • Proactively marketing and promoting the Central Highlands as a ‘region of choice’
    • Enhancing workforce development
    • Supporting business development, innovation and capacity
    • Supporting community organisations to develop skills and knowledgelogo


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