Wide Bay Burnett Minerals Region – where you don’t have to dig to deep to find opportunities, a golden history and a bright future with more to explore. The region currently produces gold, coal, silica sand, limestone, siltstone, kaolin, bentonite and diatomite and has further critical mineral prospects in bauxite, heavy minerals sands, gold, copper, nickel, cobalt, manganese, zinc and molybdenum.
Its close proximity to Brisbane and superb climate is attractive to a workforce. Existing infrastructure of ports, road, rail, airports, electricity and water supports a diversity of industry activity. This Queensland region benefits from strong partnerships across the three tiers of government through the Wide Bay Burnett Resource Group. The local community is welcoming as even small minerals projects are recognised as large regional opportunities.