Bundaberg is already seeing improved economic outcomes achieved in the region, with unemployment falling from 9.6 per cent mid last year to sit around 7 per cent today leading to increased work opportunities in the region.
Driving growth over the next few years will not only be demand for jobs in the leading industry of employment in the reigon; tourism, education and training, health and aged care and property and construction but also the significant public and private investment which will fuel the demand for high-level skilled positions in the region.
Some of the projects which will drive future employment opportunities include:
- New Bundaberg Hospital
- $156 million Bundaberg Brewed Drinks facility
- $12 million macadamia processing facility at Macadamias Australia
- $70 million new Gateway Marina Development
- $3 million recently installed pasteurisation equipment and cracking room upgrade at Pacific Gold Macadamias.
Additionally a recent article in the Courier Mail entitled “Bundaberg jobs: 60 positions offering $100k or more” detailed the recent emergence of highly skilled professional positions on offer in the Bundaberg region.
The development of medical technology, ag tech, food tech and other advanced manufacturing in the region has led to the creation of new highly skilled professional service employees working in the region.
The Bundaberg Region can offer a taste of paradise without a hit to the career wallet — a winning property combination that many other regional coastal locations find hard to achieve.