Expansion and growth will be the focus of the sixth annual Wide Bay Burnett Regional Economic Development Growth Forum held on November 7.
Industry, government and business representatives are invited to attend the free forum and join all three levels of government to showcase prosperity and the changing economic landscape.
Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett chair Bill Trevor said the program for 2019 reflected some of the major infrastructure projects being developed and advancements in technology in the workplace.
“A crucial part of the forum is our industry presentations which focus on positive infrastructure or economic developments, expansion or growth and sharing that story/journey with those in attendance,” Cr Trevor said.
“Importantly, this year’s forum will provide a range of presentations from an insight into artificial intelligence in the workforce to the value of tourism to the region and a reflection on projects of significance – ultimately this free forum really does offers something for everybody”.
Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils (WBBROC) chair and Gympie Regional Council Mayor Mick Curran said last year’s forum was an outstanding success.
About 160 delegates attended the event which he said resulted in enhanced collaboration and confidence between business, industry and government.
“The forum is a tripartite effort with Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils partnering with Regional Development Australia (RDA) (Wide Bay Burnett) and the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Industry and Planning, representing a great example of how the three levels of government continue to work together to improve the economic outlook for the Wide Bay Burnett region,” Cr Curran said.
To register of to find out more about the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Economic Development Growth Forum head to the website.
The annual one-day forum is being held at the Gympie Civic Centre on Thursday November 7.
Two major hurdles to overcome for the long term prosperity of Bundaberg
1. Overpriced airfares
2. A broken health system
(Impossible for newcomers to the area to even get registered at a GP
Without a long wait)
A major region building project would be connecting Bundaberg and Hervey Bay via a road bridge over the Burrum River at Woodgate. this would open traffic flow and commerce up and down the coast, much the same as David Low Way did on the Sunshine Coast.
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