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New plan encourages businesses to build a better Burnett

SUNDAY'S South Burnett Business Builders Networking event launched a business plan for 'Building a Better Burnett', with the focus of strengthening existing businesses and supporting developing ones.

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien believes this plan will be beneficial to any business person.

"This plan will deliver three workshops, influenced by participants across town-based businesses, primary producers and start-ups, to tackle the various challenges businesses face in the region,” he said.

The plan was funded by a range of investors, with $25,000 from the Federal Liberal and Nationals' Government, $10,000 from the South Burnett Regional Council, $10,000 from AGL Energy Limited, $5,000 from the University of Southern Queensland and $379 from the Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack believes the project will not only provide support and motivation to participants, but it will also boost the region's economy.

"These workshops will result in a business growth action plan and a strong business network within the region that will live on beyond the end date of the project,” he said.

Mayor of South Burnett Keith Campbell said the project will foster collaboration.

"By bringing together like-minded people throughout the region to share their experiences and inspiration, we are helping to drive the entrepreneurial spirit key to our region's economic success,” he said.