Queensland Regionalisation Strategy Forum

Queensland Regionalisation Strategy Forum

Date(s) - 22 Aug 2011
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Town Hall Supper Room, Emerald

Following an invitation from the Central Highlands Regional Council, Emerald has now been added to host a forum conducted by the QLD Government on the recently released Queensland Regionalisation Strategy.

So don’t miss out on this opportunity to to have your say about the plans for this region!

The Queensland Regionalisation Strategy highlights the essential role of regional areas to cater for future population growth. The strategy details 31 proposed actions to sustain long-term growth, encourage workers to the regions, support new business investment and improve partnerships between governments. These include:

  • an integrated Queensland freight strategy;
  • new energy opportunities;
  • more local skills training aimed at regional needs;
  • better regional relocation opportunities;
  • jobs for Indigenous peoples;
  • suitable industrial land;
  • a single coordination point in government to support investment; and
  • development of a regular map of significant growth areas.

Central Highlanders are invited to attend this forum to provide local feedback on the three “Way to Grow” plans – Queensland Regionalisation Strategy (QRS), Queensland Infrastructure Plan (QIP) and Bruce Highway Upgrade Strategy (BHUS).

RSVP: Please RSVP to Zoie Hite on 49824 386 or zhite@chdc.com.au by Friday 19 Aug 2011

For more information, follow the link to to the Department of Local Government and Planning website http://www.dlgp.qld.gov.au/stronger-regions/way-to-grow-forums.html which has additional information about the three strategies and what the Government aims to achieve through the consultation process.

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