New measures introduced to access seasonal workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett

Coming into effect from 12:01am Tuesday 5 May 2020, the Queensland Government has introduced new measures to help agribusiness and commercial fisheries access seasonal workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes ensure seasonal work can continue so Queensland’s food supplies are secure while meeting COVID-19 public health directions.  The Government’s priority is to prevent the…

Important COVID-19 information for travellers and harvest workers

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett

Handwashing Researchers think that if everyone washed their hands properly, about 1 million lives would be saved every year. More info at Qld Health’s handwashing guide   Translated resources If you need some translated resources to help you understand your obligations, head to Queensland Health.   How to apply for visa extension If you’re in…

South Burnett’s premier food industry conference grows our food region

Economic Development and Tourism in South Burnett region - South Burnett Regional Council/South Burnett Directions

Informed by industry, Food Horizon’s is South Burnett’s premier food industry conference. Over three days (31 March – 2 April), Food Horizon will bring together food growers, producers and creators, redefining South Burnett as a food region. First held in 2018, Food Horizon has been critical in developing the South Burnett’s food production capability and…

Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett

Women in agriculture with an ambition to shape the future of Australia’s food and fibre industry are invited to apply for the National Farmers’ Federation’s 2019 Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program. The Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program provides applicants with a six-month one-on-one mentorship and the opportunity to be a part of an alumni of female agriculture leaders.…