Welcome to Bundaberg CANEGROWERS
Sugarcane's economic contribution to Queensland
The Queensland sugarcane industry is a powerhouse supporting regional communities and the state economy. A report, commissioned by CANEGROWERS, has captured the sizeable economic, employment and other contributions that sugarcane growing makes.
For every $1.00 of economic activity in sugarcane growing, an additional $6.40 in economic activity is generated elsewhere in the economy.
The report highlights that sugarcane farming...
- supports nearly $1.1 billion in economic activity each year,
- provides more than 9,800 direct jobs and $379 million in wages and incomes,
- underpins a value chain worth approximately $4 billion in economic activity each year,
- enables more than 23,650 value chain jobs providing $1.36 billion in wages and income, and
- contributes to around $1.1 billion in taxation revenue to federal, state, and local governments from the sugar industry value chain.
This report lifts the lid on the scale and extent of the sugarcane industry supply chain and how it is the foundation of many regional communities. In the Ingham and Ayr regions the sugar industry value chain supports nearly one-in-three jobs. This includes employment in sugar mills, transport operators, agricultural contractors, business services and suppliers of fuel, fertiliser, machinery and other products and services.
To view the full report click here.
Projects and Events
The “Smartcane BMP” Program is an opportunity for sugarcane growers throughout the state to showcase their farming practices. Smartcane BMP Facilitators in your local CANEGROWERS office are available to assist growers to register on the Smartcane BMP website and to complete assessment questionnaires about various aspects of their farming practices. Growers who have registered on Smartcane BMP and completed the assessments are invited to seek assistance from their local facilitator to achieve Smartcane BMP accreditation. Facilitated training and assistance sessions are held at CANEGROWERS office each Thursday morning. For further details on the Smartcane BMP Program click here.
CANEGROWERS Insurance Scheme - owned by growers, working for growers, was commenced in 2012 to look after our members’ insurance needs. Wide Bay Authorised Representative Ray Goodwin has extensive experience in looking after the insurance needs of the rural sector and has assisted many of our members to ensure that their insurance cover is tailored to their requirements. Ray provides a personalised on-farm service to growers, primarily servicing CGU’s Canepol insurance policies. He also has access to a broad range of other insurance products and alternative underwriters so that appropriate insurance cover can be obtained for all aspects of members’ businesses at the best price.
To contact Ray to discuss your insurance needs call 4151 2555 or on mobile on 0418 891 783.
Bundaberg CANEGROWERS Ltd
Our Mission is to provide representation, leadership and services and promote unity in the interest of growers.
Our Goals are to provide an effective and efficient service through a focus on growers' key concerns within a changing environment. To maximise grower and industry proceeds by marketing current and future sugar production through a structure that is transparent and accountable to the industry. To ensure that industry growth is managed and market driven within a sustainable sugar industry. To ensure environmentally and financially sustainable production through managing and coordinating inputs and resources.
Our Vision is to ensure a secure and profitable future for Bundaberg cane growers.