Project of the Bundaberg Regional Council
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Business Bundaberg and Invest Bundaberg are brands within the Economic Development Unit for Bundaberg Regional Council and we proactively support a sustainable regional economy through industry development initiatives and investment attraction programs. This is undertaken in collaboration with our community, local business and other levels of government to achieve maximum positive outcomes.

We have a strong understanding of local business capability and can facilitate introductions with potential investors to create business opportunities. Our office also assists with the provision of grant funding opportunities and organises a number of key business events throughout the year to promote professional development and generate networking connections.

Staff of Business Bundaberg and Invest Bundaberg can also provide confidential and comprehensive advice on potential markets, customers, suppliers, infrastructure and services, to ensure existing businesses and potential investors in our region have all the tools and information needed for success.

If you would like to contact one of the team please go to our Contact page or alternatively send an email to [email protected].

Role and Composition of the Business Bundaberg Advisory Committee (BBAC)

The Business Bundaberg Advisory Committee is a formal Sub-Committee of the Bundaberg Regional Council and is charged with taking a leadership and collaborative role in the economic development of the Bundaberg Region.  Whilst there is a number of organisations and agencies working for the benefit of the region’s economy, the Business Bundaberg Advisory Committee has been established through the support of Bundaberg Regional Council and the Gladstone Ports Corporation to develop and implement the Bundaberg Region Economic Development Strategy.

The Business Bundaberg Advisory Committee membership consists of the following;

Bundaberg Regional Council representatives
Cr Jack Dempsey - Mayor
Cr Bill Trevor - Deputy Mayor
Cr Greg Barnes (Tourism & Regional Growth Portfolio)
Cr Helen Blackburn (Governance & Communications Portfolio)
Peter Byrne - Chief Executive Officer
Cameron Bisley - Manager, Commercial Business and Economic Development

State Government representative
Fiona Bowden - Regional Director Wide Bay Burnett, Department of State Development

Gladstone Ports Corporation representatives
Peta Jamieson - Director, Gladstone Ports Corporation
Jason Pascoe - Manager, Port of Bundaberg, Gladstone Ports Corporation

The program delivery is supported by the Business Bundaberg Consultant, Neil McPhillips.  Neil may be contacted on (07) 4154 0884 or email [email protected]

Key Objectives of the Business Bundaberg Advisory Committee

To work in partnership with the business community and all levels of government to undertake the following objectives:

Business Development and Attraction
Identify opportunities for existing business expansion and/or new enterprise development that would result in economic growth in the Bundaberg Region.

Industry Replacement
Continue industry replacement where opportunities arise (business attraction and development) throughout the Bundaberg Region.

New Economic Opportunities
Facilitate the ‘higher level’ delivery of economic development initiatives to achieve new economic opportunities in the Bundaberg Region.