Economic Development Advisory Committee
The Regional Economic Development
Advisory Committee advises and represents the interests of WBBROC Councils on matters
related to regional economic development to improve the economic outlook and
long-term sustainability of the Wide Bay Burnett region.
The primary priorities of
the Regional Economic Development Advisory Committee include:
1. Advocate on agreed projects of regional significance:
- Wide Bay Burnett Minerals Province
Port of Bundaberg
Water for economic development
Regional Export Extension Service
Bruce Highway upgrades
Unallocated State Land opportunities
First and Last Mile project.
Deliver an annual Regional Economic Development Leadership Forum to
build local capacity and maintain the future focus by continuing to explore the
benefits inherent in the key regional alignments.
Manage and coordinate annual review of progress towards implementing
the Regional Economic Development Strategy 2014-2019.
Development of any regional international trade links (with State
Government agencies) including regionally coordinated regional investment
Undertake review of and facilitate development of the annual regional
contract for Councils to deliver local/regional economic profiles.
Regional promotion at events and via website, where appropriate to
deliver on an Attraction & Retention Strategy for the region, including the
use of “The Perfect Place At Your Perfect Place”.
Meetings are held quarterly.
Promoting WBB produce at the Queensland Regional Showcase - Brisbane 2015