Scott Rowe - chief exec. Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett.

Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Scott Rowe - chief exec. Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle Alistair Brightman

Government reps talk small business in Burnett

PROVIDING rural organisations with information that could help boost business, more than a dozen organisations representing the three levels of government will undertake a three-day small business roadshow across the North and South Burnett in February.

The tour, which begins in Monto on February 25 and heads to Gayndah and Goomeri on February 26, will conclude in Wondai and Blackbutt on February 27.

Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett Director of Regional Development Scott Rowe said this business roadshow was a rare opportunity for rural businesspeople to get face-to-face access to a wide range of organisations and government representatives.

"It provides the business community of the Burnett Inland an opportunity to learn more about government services available free or at low cost to their businesses,” Mr Rowe said.

Each of the two-hour sessions will also include a presentation from a local business champion that can speak of their experience and some of the potential pitfalls they faced.

"The roadshow is an initiative of AusIndustry who has amassed an impressive variety of representatives,” Mr Rowe said.

"I am certainly looking forward to RDA's participation and meeting many new business and community leaders.”

The event is free to attend and guests can RSVP by Thursday February 21, by email to connect@biedo.org.au or phone 0400 695 456.

The times for the meetings are:

Monday, February 25: Monto 3.15pm-5.30pm

Tuesday, February 26: Gayndah 6.15am-8.30am

Tuesday, February 26: Goomeri, 5.15pm-7.30pm

Wednesday, February 27: Wondai 6.15am-8.30am

Wednesday, February 27: Blackbutt, 5.15pm-7.30pm.