Wide Bay Burnett Trade Support Service & Gap Audit

Trade and investment is essential for the growth of the Wide Bay Burnett region.  An increase in exports will inject dollars into the Wide Bay Burnett region and deliver jobs and services.  As dedicated members of WBBROC, the Mayors across the region are strongly committed to working together and with other levels of government and key stakeholders to deliver a changed economic blueprint which in turn will result in a region that positively contributes to the State’s gross regional product (GRP).  One of the projects of regional significance that WBBROC believes will deliver a changed economy is the Regional Export Extension Service project.  The objective of this project focuses on working with key stakeholders across the region to assist businesses seeking to achieve success in international/export markets and, in doing so, ensure existing and new resources work in a complementary manner to deliver on this goal.
 
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) have assisted in undertaking the first stage of the project which involved undertaking an audit to identify the current services and gaps to support businesses seeking to achieve success in international/export markets.  A copy of the ECA report can be downloaded from the link below:

WBBROC ECA Audit Report.pdf

Positioning the Wide Bay Burnett for Future Growth - A Plan to Deliver Economic Prosperity

As dedicated members of the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils (WBBROC), the Mayors across the region are strongly committed to working together and with other levels of government and key stakeholders to deliver a changed economic blueprint which in turn will result in a region that positively contributes to the State’s gross regional product (GRP).  “Positioning the Wide Bay Burnett for Future Growth - A Plan to Deliver Economic Prosperity” clearly details the nine projects of regional significance that WBBROC believes will deliver a changed economy and it is for this reason the plan is commended to Federal and State Governments for consideration.

A copy of the plan can be downloaded from the link below:

2016 WBBROC Economic Prosperity Position Paper.pdf

Regional Water Trail

WBBROC's Sport and Recreation Committee has developed a Regional Water Trails brochure which is available from tourist information offices across the Wide Bay Burnett Region.  An electronic copy can be downloaded from the regional website, which also has an interactive map of the region's key water features:

http://www.widebayburnett.qld.gov.au/RegionalWaterTrail.aspx 

Wide Bay Burnett Regional Economic Development Strategy 2014-2019

The Regional Economic Development Strategy 2014-2019 is designed to drive economic growth by addressing a range of challenges and opportunities faced across the region.

The first of its kind in the Wide Bay Burnett, the strategy has been designed to facilitate growth by unlocking potential resources and enabling infrastructure investment from Local, State and Federal Governments, industry and the private sector.  
In partnership with key stakeholders across the region who have assisted to develop the strategy, the aim is to deliver a thriving regional economy that is sustainable, resilient and robust, and advances the prosperity and liveability of communities within the region.

The Strategy details that the key themes of Strong Regional Leadership, Enabling Infrastructure, Technology and Innovation, People Investment and Strong Business and Industry will be the focus to drive the ultimate achievement of the strategy.  A copy of the strategy can be downloaded from the link below:   

Regional Economic Development Strategy 2014-2019.pdf

Wide Bay Burnett Regional Infrastructure & Investment Strategy (August 2016)

WBBROC has released the Regional Infrastructure & Investment Strategy (August 2016) to complement the Regional Economic Development Strategy 2014-2019 as key advocacy tools that identify the challenges, opportunities and priorities for regional infrastructure and investment to support the economic activity and growth in the Wide Bay Burnett.  The documents are designed to provide the strategic framework and governance platform to guide investment attraction activities across the region and highlight the projects of regional/local and private significance that have clear community and industry alignment and support to accelerate the overall prosperity  of the region. 

Regional Infrastructure and Investment Strategy.pdf

If You Like the Food You Will Love the Region

The wine and outstanding regional produce is just a taste of what the Wide Bay Burnett region has to offer. The region provides an enviable work life balance, is a great place to raise a family and, importantly, when thinking about Regional Flavours, the region is rapidly emerging as the food bowl of Queensland.  It truly is the perfect place at your perfect pace. For further information refer to the following brochure which was promoted at the 2014 Regional Flavours

WBBROC Love Food Region Brochure (Web).pdf

Demographic and Economic Change Study

WBBROC has facilitated major studies such as the Demographic and Economic Change study which looked at the current profile of the region from a demographic and economic viewpoint and the implications and challenges facing the region in the future.  

The Summary Report and the sub-regional reports can be viewed by clicking on the following:

Summary Report >>

Reports were also prepared for the four main parts of the region.

South Inland Report >>

South Coast Report >>

North Inland Report >>

North Coast Report >>

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