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 (ex. GST) to help fund establishment of a Regional Export Distribution Centre. The centre 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), which closed at 5pm AEST 2 October 2018.