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Values, Principles & Approach

In 2020, the North Burnett Region is a region of economic diversity, offering extensive choice in business, industry and employment for youth and people moving to the region.

Values, Principles & Approach

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Strategy Aim

Goals for the North Burnett Region

Economic Growth:
2014
Gross Regional Product 2012-13: $850.3M
2020
Gross Regional Product: $1.139B
(Target annual growth rate of 5%)

Population:
2014
Current Population Growth -0.3% 2011-2012
2020
Population Growth: 2.0%
(Equal to Queensland Growth Rate 2011-2012)

Employment Growth:
2014
Current Annual Employment Growth: -2.7%
(2012-2013)
2020
Annual Employment Growth: 1.9%
(Equal to Queensland Growth Rate 2012-2013)

Employment:
2014
Current Unemployment rate: 4.6% (2012-2013)
2020
Unemployment rate: Maintained at below the
Queensland Unemployment Rate

Employment:
2014
Employment Participation Rate : 75.2% (2012)
2020
Employment Participation Rate: Maintained at
higher than the Queensland Participation Rate

Strategy Objectives

Objective 1: Council, Business and Industry Leadership
Objective 2: Responding to New and Emerging Opportunities
Objective 3: Resourcing and Implementing Economic Development

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