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Wide Bay Burnett

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Overview

Population Over 250,000 people
Area Almost 50,000 square kilometres
Sub-regions
  • Bundaberg
  • Kingaroy
  • Maryborough
  • Hervey Bay
Key infrastructure
  • Strategic location and transport links allow easy access to major markets
  • Broad network of telecommunications, transport and energy infrastructure
  • Port and marina facilities for large and small vessels
  • Variety of tourism activities supported by a range of accommodation
  • Education and research facilities
Main industry
  • General aviation
  • Unmanned airborne vehicles

Accommodation

  • Beachfront homes
  • Rural or town living

Education

Transport

  • Air
    • 4 key regional airports—Kingaroy, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Maryborough
  • Rail
    • Brisbane to Gympie, Maryborough, Howard, Bundaberg and Miriamvale, with links to the hinterland—daily Tilt Train service
  • Road
    • Bruce Highway links to Brisbane in the south and Cairns in the north
    • The Burnett and Isis Highways are part of a major inland transport corridor from the Bruce Highway at Childers to Toowoomba

Cultural facilities

  • Main access point to Fraser Island and Lady Elliot Island on the southern Great Barrier Reef
  • Whale watching (July to early November)
  • Museums, galleries and sporting facilities
  • Affordable housing and lower cost of living than Brisbane
  • Sporting, cultural, leisure, arts and recreation facilities
Last updated
3 June, 2013

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