Wide Bay Burnett

Wide Bay Burnett

The Wide Bay Burnett provides an enviable work life balance and is a great place to raise and grow a family. It truly is “the perfect place at your perfect pace”.

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Wide Bay Burnett, Bundaberg

Bundaberg

Home of Bundaberg Rum, Bundaberg Ginger Beer

Mon Repos Turtle Rookery

Southern Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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Wide Bay Burnett, Gympie

Gympie

The town that saved Queensland, Gympie Goldfield

Home to market leaders in industry and commerce

Direct access to Brisbane and major regional centres

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Wide Bay Burnett, Fraser Coast

Fraser Coast

Fraser Island - the largest sand island in the world

Mary Poppins was “born” here

Hervey Bay the fastest growing statistical division in the country (2008)

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Wide Bay Burnett, South Burnett

South Burnett

Bunya Mountains National Park; Queensland’s second oldest national park protects the largest Bunya Pine rainforest.

Peanut & Navy Bean Capital of Australia

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Wide Bay Burnett, North Burnett

North Burnett

Leading citrus industry established in 1892 and is responsible for about half of the citrus output for Queensland.

Gayndah, settled in 1849, is the oldest town in Queensland.

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Wide Bay Burnett, Cherbourg

Cherbourg

Significant tribal groups are the Wakka Wakka Aboriginal people, the Culidy Aboriginal people and the Kabi Kabi Aboriginal people.

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The Wide Bay Burnett provides an enviable work life balance and is a great place to raise and grow a family. It truly is “the perfect place at your perfect pace”. The region is rapidly emerging as the food bowl of Queensland, is capitalising on the diversification of traditional manufacturing and food processing industries and is now recognized as the Gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. The estimated population is 293,500, based around Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Gympie, Maryborough, Kingaroy, Biggenden and smaller regional centres.

The 48,600 square kilometres of Queensland’s Wide Bay Burnett region possess significant natural resources, including the World Heritage listed Fraser Island and Great Barrier Reef, and the Ramsar listed Great Sandy Straits wetlands. Agriculture, forestry and fishery, and manufacturing and mining industries are important employers. Traditional industries, like sugar, have spawned world class brands such as Bundaberg Rum and sophisticated food and beverage processing capabilities. Two thirds of the state’s softwood plantation resources are in Wide Bay Burnett’s timber and forestry industry. With an enviable climate, housing affordability and great job prospects, it’s “the perfect place at your perfect pace”.

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The Wide Bay Burnett starts just over an hour drive from Brisbane and includes beaches, coastline, Great Barrier Reef, islands, mountains, national parks, native woodlands, heath, rainforests and the beautiful Mary River and Burnett Rivers. Click Here.

Wide Bay Burnett, The Perfect Place At Your Perfect Pace

LIFESTYLE

The region provides an enviable work life balance and is a great place to raise and grow a family. Within reasonable travelling distance of Brisbane, the Sunshine and Gold coasts, the Surat Basin and Toowoomba, the region is poised for growth and opportunities while maintaining its liveability. The Region includes the most equitable climate in Australia rating fifth in the world alongside Hawaii. Click Here.

Wide Bay Burnett, The Perfect Place At Your Perfect Pace

THINGS TO DO

Where do we start? With World Heritage listed Fraser Island, Lady Elliot Island, the UNESCO recognised Great Sandy Biosphere, marine parks, wetlands, ancient rainforests, a stunning coastline of pristine, white sandy beaches, Mon Repos turtle rookery and the best Whale Encounters experience in the world on our doorstep, you are spoilt for choice. Click Here.

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JOBS

The region is poised for growth and opportunities while maintaining its liveability. With all the most sort after ingredients for economic development the region is rapidly moving into the areas of value added agriculture, mining and enhanced tourism products. Click Here.

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HOUSING

Housing is affordable and high quality. The Region has a sustainable stock of affordable housing in a fantastic environment. With population on the increase major developments have been approved and are under construction. In addition large acreages in rural settings are available for those who want more than a ¼ acre block. Click Here.

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EDUCATION

Students are well catered for with a wide range of education facilities available through state and private schools through to technical colleges, TAFE and university. Many local industries and services offer state-of-the-art teaching facilities including information technology and linkages to local Universities. Click Here.

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