A study on the biggest problems faced by Regional Development Australia committees has found the Wide Bay Burnett has a limited capacity to recover from natural disasters.
A study on the biggest problems faced by Regional Development Australia committees has found the Wide Bay Burnett has a limited capacity to recover from natural disasters. Averyll Loft

Limited disaster recovery capacity a problem for Wide Bay

A LIMITED capacity to recover from natural disasters has been highlighted as a major problem for the Wide Bay Burnett region in a national discussion paper on regional development.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released its paper focusing on the biggest problems faced by Regional Development Australia committees, including the one for Wide Bay and Burnett.

The RDA committees were created in Queensland in 2009 as a government partnership to drive growth in their areas.

The ABS paper showed the most common problem reported by the committees was a shortage of healthcare services, especially in rural and remote areas.

A poor standard of road networks was also reported as a major issue.

Visit abs.gov.au to view the full report.