About the Wide Bay Burnett region
The Wide Bay Burnett region provides an enviable work life balance. It truly is “the perfect place at your perfect pace”. The region is rapidly emerging as the food bowl of Queensland, is capitalising on the diversification of traditional manufacturing and food processing industries and is now recognized as the Gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. The estimated population is 293,500, based around Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Gympie, Maryborough, Kingaroy, Biggenden and smaller regional centres. (source)
The Wide Bay Burnett region offers so much to anyone looking to start or get involved with social enterprise.
Regional Champion: Nathan Spruce
A little about me: I am passionate about creating change. There is just something so inspiring about supporting our team and community take a pain point or passion and turn it into something that provides real value and meaningful change. As the GM of Innovation at IMPACT Community Services, I am privileged to be able to support a team of almost 180 innovators create such change on a daily basis. I have been involved with IMPACT’s social enterprises for almost 10 years; we have built them, grown them, sold them and accelerated them and it never cease to amaze me what they can achieve when passion and purpose collide. On a personal level, I love languages, old cultures, puzzles and spending time outdoors.