The 6076 hectare Bundaberg State Development Area (SDA) was declared on 10 February 2017. It is located north of Bundaberg city and includes:
- land on the eastern side of the Burnett River near the Port of Bundaberg, including surrounding port-related industrial uses
- land on the western side of the Burnett River, predominantly used for sugar cane cultivation and rural landholdings.
The Bundaberg SDA was established in response to a growing demand for land for port-related and industrial activities around the Port of Bundaberg. The Bundaberg SDA could help facilitate economic growth and employment opportunities in the Bundaberg and Wide Bay Burnett regions.