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Recognised as the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef and based around the major centres of Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Gympie, Maryborough, Kingaroy and Gayndah, the region possesses significant natural resources including the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island and the RAMSAR-listed Great Sandy Strait wetland. Two-thirds of the state's softwood plantation resources are found in the Wide Bay Burnett's timber and forestry industry, while sugar, fruit, vegetables, nuts and beef are also major commodities.

We have two regional offices within the greater Wide Bay Burnett area:

Population

296,849 (June 2018) – expected to increase to 347,828 by 2036.

Employment

Labour force 121,648 (unemployment rate 7.6% March 2019)

Strengths

Main industries

Key projects

Local content activities

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Further information

Find out more about this diverse region or contact one of our Wide Bay Burnett regional offices.