TALKING TRANSPORT: Transport will be the main focus of Tuesday's Ag Network Meeting.
TALKING TRANSPORT: Transport will be the main focus of Tuesday's Ag Network Meeting. Heath Pukallus

North Burnett Ag Network meeting talks transport

BURNETT Inland Economic Development Organisation will assist with the coordination of the second Ag Network Workshop next Tuesday, June 26, at Mundubbera Town Hall, with transport the main focus.

Dinner will be at 5.30pm, compliments of the Burnett Mary Regional Group, before the 6pm meeting.

Representatives from National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, Department of Transport and Main Roads (Freight), Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Transport, Supply Chains and Infrastructure) and the Local Government Association of Queensland will attend the meeting and producers and transport operators are welcome to come along and connect with them while they are in the region.

North Burnett Regional Council representatives will add a workshop element to this meeting with discussion and mapping of transport routes.

A collaborative effort of North Burnett Regional Council, BIEDO and local organisations and producers, the first meeting of the North Burnett Ag Network held in Eidsvold last month saw a robust discussion of some of the big issues facing agriculture in the region.

Mayor Rachel Chambers kicked off the conversation by introducing a snapshot of the current issues relevant to agribusiness in the North Burnett.

Challenges around transport routes and road infrastructure, water reliability and future availability, telecommunications, electricity costs and vegetation management were among points raised.

Federal Member for Flynn, Ken O'Dowd MP joined more than 40 people representing business, industry, local Government and a range of agencies gathered at the RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre in Eidsvold and welcomed the suggestion for regular Ag Network meetings throughout the North Burnett.

Future meetings of the North Burnett Ag Network will focus on one of the key topics discussed at the inaugural meeting to enable a more in-depth discussion to take place and to encourage stakeholders involved in those specific areas to participate.

Everyone is welcome to attend next Tuesday's meeting and BIEDO welcomes input from other interested parties in relation to the agriculture industry.

RSVP by 5pm on June 25 to connect@biedo.org.au or 0400 695 456 and advise of any dietary requirements.

To continue the conversation or catch up on the previous meeting, request to join the 'North Burnett Ag Network Group' on Facebook or email connect@biedo.org.au and request a subscription to the North Burnett Ag Network Update newsletter.


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