Economic Development

The North Burnett is a great place to do business.

If you are interested in doing business in the North Burnett Region – in expanding or relocating your business – please call Neil McPhillips, North Burnett Region Futures Consultant, on 0419 706 146.

If you are an existing business operator in the North Burnett Region interested in growing or expanding your business, please call Council’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, David Wiskar on 1300 696 272.

However Council can help, we look forward to talking to you about your business.

North Burnett Regional Economic Profile

The North Burnett Regional Economic Profile 2016 can be viewed here.

North Burnett Region Futures Program

The North Burnett Region Futures Program is an Economic and Business Development Consultancy Service for the North Burnett Regional Council.  This program is guided by the North Burnett Region Economic Development Plan along with other regional strategies to deliver a collaborative solution for the North Burnett Region on behalf of the North Burnett Regional Council.

The North Burnett Region is the perfect place to live and to do business. Situated in the north-western corner of the thriving Wide Bay Burnett Region, the North Burnett is well-known for its strengths in agriculture (specifically fruit production), timber industry manufacturing, mining, livestock production and food and beverage processing.

The North Burnett aims to ensure that business growth is always kept as one of the highest priorities and is committed to economic development and to facilitating the right climate for innovation, sustainability and succession.

You can find out more by visiting our website at or by obtaining a copy of the 2014-2020 Economic Development Plan entitled “The North Burnett Region: Where Opportunity and Lifestyle Align”.

You can also find the North Burnett Region Futures Program on Facebook, click here to find us and like our page.

Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation

“For further information on economic development and social renewal projects in the Inland Burnett, please see the BIEDO website (the Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation). BIEDO is a key partner of the North Burnett Regional Council and is the Inland Burnett’s peak regional development body. They are a fully independent, grassroots organisation providing economic and community development solutions, rural research, eco-sustainability projects and a regional coordination role. BIEDO delivers projects into every community and district in the Inland, no matter how small or remote. They are focused on practical problem solving such as lack of community transport, mental health issues and business support.”

Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation (BIEDO)

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