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Special Structural Adjustment Programme for the Wide Bay Burnett Region of Queensland

(Contributing division: Regional Programmes) Partially achieved

Effectiveness: Contribution to regional job creation and the economic diversification of the Wide Bay Burnett region

Cost: $2.3 million

Location: Wide Bay Burnett Region of Queensland

Four million dollars was provided under the package to improve the region's competitive advantage. Nineteen projects are being funded under the package and six projects have been completed. Programme expenses in 2002-03 were 1.2 million.

So far approximately 100 direct and 100 indirect jobs have been created and the local economy is diversifying through the establishment or consolidation of the manufacturing, tourism, agricultural and horticultural industries.

Wide Bay Burnett is also receiving government assistance under the Sustainable Regions Programme.

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