Location and environment research
Understanding key information about specific locations will help you choose the best premises for your business, and understand where your target market exists. It's also useful to understand how any changes to the local and worldwide environment will affect your business. The following organisations can help you to research your location and environment.
Find your local government
Search the local government directory to find contact details, locality or location maps, details of council officers and links to local laws and local area population and housing statistics for most Queensland councils.
Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
You can access a range of useful infrastructure and planning information about locations in Queensland from the department.
Learn more about infrastructure and planning for your region.
Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA)
REIA is the national association for Australia's real estate profession. Housing affordability reports and real estate market fact sheets can help you to assess locations in Queensland and learn more about the people who live there - your potential customers.
Find out more about REIA publications.
Learn how to find the right business location.
Climate change in Australia
Changes in the global climate system are predicted to continue. These changes have the potential to have a major impact on human and natural systems throughout the world, including Australia.
Read more information on climate change research on the Climate change in Australia website.
Rising energy, water and waste management costs can have a significant impact on your business's profitability. The free ecoBIZ program can help your business cut costs, better manage resource usage and operate in a sustainable way.
Read more about the environment and your business.