Media Release – RDA Wide Bay Burnett Welcomes New Committee Member

Managing director of Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers Bree Grima has been appointed as a member of Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett committee to help foster economic development opportunities across the region.

The Bundaberg-based community leader boasts years of experience liaising closely with Industry to help growers in the Wide Bay Burnett increase their productivity and profitability.

Ms Grima holds representative positions with the Queensland Horticulture Council, local Sunwater Irrigators Advisory Committee, Coastal Burnett Groundwater Management Advisory Committee, Local Marine Advisory Committee and regularly connects with Regional Council and Local and State members of Government on issues relevant to agribusinesses. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons), Bachelor of Environmental Science, and a Bachelor of Photography.

Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett chair Bill Trevor welcomed Ms Grima’s appointment and said her understanding of regional agricultural industries and business would be invaluable.

“Bree’s experience, local knowledge and networks will be a great asset to the committee and I welcome her interest and input,” Cr Trevor said.

“In her role as a leader in the horticulture industry her network of connections stretches well beyond just the Wide Bay Burnett. She will complement the diverse skills and talent we have on the RDA WBB committee.”

Ms Grima said she was thankful for the opportunity to serve the RDA and was looking forward to working with other committee members to drive the growth and development of industry in Wide Bay Burnett.

Ms Grima joins current committee members Georgie Somerset (South Burnett), Kristy Frahm (North and South Burnett), Kerren Smith (Gympie), Julie Williams (Gympie), Ed Gibson (Fraser Coast), Tanya O’Shea (Bundaberg), deputy chair Tony Nioa (Fraser Coast), and chair Bill Trevor (Bundaberg).

For more information of comments please contact RDA WBB chair Bill Trevor on 0428 988 116.

For further information please contact Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett Director of Regional Development Scott Rowe on 0429 881 697.