Ben Artup

Ben Artup
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Ben Artup is Executive Director Strategic Projects and Economic Development at Bundaberg Regional Council. He's a qualified economist having graduated with an honours degree in economics from the University of Western Sydney in 2001. His early career involved roles teaching economics and as senior researcher focused on the macro economy, regional innovation and urban economics. He has also held roles in local economic development and corporate advisory. Before joining Bundaberg Regional Council he was a Director with Deloitte Access Economics (Parramatta) where he consulted to some of Australia’s largest corporations and institutions helping them solve some of their toughest problems. Ben now lives in Bundaberg and is interested in building Australia’s best regional community. He will contribute occasional economic articles written about the region.

Articles by this author

Agriculture underpins Bundaberg’s economic resilience

Economist Ben Artup writes the Bundaberg Region is well poised to recover from COVID-19 thanks to a diverse economy and the strength of local agriculture.

What’s really going on with Paradise Dam?

In the second part of his commentary on Paradise Dam, Ben Artup looks at issues behind the scenes regarding water infrastructure in the Wide Bay Burnett region.

Our economic security is under threat

Ben Artup writes it's essential that any decision soon to be made in Brisbane concerning Paradise Dam is underpinned by facts and evidence.

‘Massive' leap in labour force participation

Economist Ben Artup looks at labour force data for the Wide Bay Burnett region showing a "massive" 3 per cent increase in the participation rate.

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Green Solutions Wide Bay opens doors to green waste

Green Solutions Wide Bay is now accepting green waste for free with the new facility on Windermere Road opened this week.

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Women wondering what it is like to ride a motorbike, or keen to return to riding, can have their curiosity sated at the Ladies Garage Party.

Confraternity of Brothers more than just information

Bundaberg hosted the 85th Confraternity of Brothers Clubs in a two-day conference to assist Brothers football clubs and players.
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