Queensland

Queensland changed its tourism catchphrase from ‘Where else but Queensland?’ to ‘Nothing beats Queensland’ in 2011. This new catchphrase seems very appropriate for a State where extremes and resilience, not to mention a certain back-country eccentricity, are a way of life.

The State stretches from the subtropical and urbane south, where sits the very graceful sandstone-based, 19th century capital city Brisbane, to the wild and heavily monsoonal tropical north, where tanned and leathery blokes in big hats handle cattle and dodge crocodiles on properties the size of small European countries.

The second largest State in area, Queensland’s vast expanse covers rainforests, such as the Gondwana rainforests; those beaches where Australians and international tourists alike flock, such as the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, Cairns and the blindingly beautiful Whitsunday Islands; as well as the rugged Great Dividing Range and the parched desert areas of the inland west. Not surprisingly, Queensland is home to several World Heritage listed preserved areas, including the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

With an economy very healthy due to agriculture, tourism and an expanding mining industry, and a sizeable influx of migrants in recent years, the print industry in Queensland is a busy one.

Minuteman’s Queensland franchises, like Burleigh Heads, benefit from growing commerce, a steady stream of tourists and a postcard paradise. It’s a similar story for the popular coastal town Mooloolaba, and in the south east of the State, near Brisbane, Slacks Creek is a fast growing suburb of Logan City. Darra, even closer to Brisbane, is also an expanding suburb with much new housing as well as many fine old Queenslander-style homes… and a range of printing needs from business card printing to full colour printing services. Colour, of course, is a Minuteman forte, reflecting the colour that paints every Queensland day.