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Wide Bay Burnett Region



Extending north from the Sunshine Coast to Agnes Waters and inland to the grazing areas of the Burnett this region covers approximately 50,000 square kilometres. Encompassing some of Queensland’s most popular destinations including the world heritage listed Fraser Island, the Great Barrier Reef, the Great Sandy Wetlands, the Bunya Mountains and Noosa National Park54, this region has a diverse economy “with the largest employer in the region being the education sector”.

The Wide Bay Burnett’s key industries include “timber, sugar processing, tourism and agriculture” and there is also demand for manufactured products and services – including aviation manufacturing – and high quality food production.

The region’s “unique natural advantages” including its climate and proximity to both natural resources and the major trading and services centre of South East Queensland” make it ideally positioned to take advantage of the “rapidly developing resource regions such as the Surat Basin” thus expanding “its economic growth potential”.

Major regional centres covered by the Wide Bay Burnett Region include Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Bundaberg, Kingaroy and Gympie.

Information adapted from the 2013 LSQ Member Directory.