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    Sustainable Resource Communities
    Rapid expansion of the mining industry in the Bowen Basin and associated population growth has had significant impact on local communities in the area as well as the coastal communities of Mackay, Rockhampton and Gladstone. Key issues emerging from this rapid growth include the need for better communication and coordination between local governments and the State Government and pressure on commun

    Mooloolaba Spit Futures Plan
    The Mooloolaba Spit Futures Study Master Plan (the Plan) provides a vision to guide development on the Mooloolaba Spit (the Spit) over the next 20 years having regard for the opportunities in the area and the diverse range of community inputs. The Plan includes: a number of guiding principles, contiguous with the vision, for future use and development on the Spit were prepared. A number of thes

    Final Regional Plans developed under the Blueprint for the Bush initiative
    The Central West, South West and Maranoa-Balonne Regional Plans (the plans) aim to build sustainable, liveable and prosperous regions for the next 20 years. The key outcome for each region is to strengthen and diversify economic activities in the region. The plans are prepared under the Integrated Planning Act 1997 and are the first regional plans to be prepared in western Queensland. The Central

    Statutory plan Whitsunday and Mackay region
    Cabinet – October 2009 Statutory Regional Plan for the Whitsunday, Hinterland and Mackay region Minister for Infrastructure and Planning The Queensland Government is considering preparing a statutory regional plan for the Mackay, Hinterland and Whitsunday (WHAM) region under the Integrated Planning Act 1997 (IPA). If a statutory regional plan was to be developed for the WHAM region, it will giv

    Draft Wide Bay Burnett Regional Plan
    The statutory draft Wide Bay Burnett Regional Plan will be an essential mechanism for managing change, shaping and supporting the future growth of communities in the region. It provides a coordinated approach to addressing the unique challenges for planning and coordinating infrastructure, services and programs to meet current and emerging community needs. Cabinet approved the draft Wide Bay Bu

    Surat Basin Future Directions
    Cabinet –February 2010 The Surat Basin Future Directions Statement Minister for Primary Industries, Fisheries and Rural and Regional Queensland Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and Minister for Trade Energy resources in the Surat Basin are driving rapid development, which presents great economic development opportunities, but may also

    Tomorrows Regions Qld Govt Partnership with Regional Communities
    Tomorrow’s Regions represents a new model to guide the Queensland Government’s engagement with rural and regional Queensland. The model reflects three core principles: effective engagement; better partnerships; and regions influencing priorities. Implementation of this model will make a critical contribution to achieving the goals of Toward Q2: Tomorrow’s Queensland; goals which will only be achi

    Qld Government submission to the Inquiry into grey nomad tourism
    In April 2010, the Parliamentary Economic Development Committee initiated an Inquiry into developing Queensland’s rural and regional communities through grey nomad tourism. Grey nomads (an affectionate term for older travellers who take to a road travel lifestyle and frequent Australia’s rural and regional sights) are an important section of the Queensland tourism market. The Queensland Govern

    ANDERGROVE Clinton Oonoonba UDA
    The Urban Land Development Authority 2007 (ULDA Act) provides for particular parts of Queensland to be declared as Urban Development Areas (UDAs) and establishes the Urban Land Development Authority (ULDA) to plan, carry out, promote, coordinate and control the development of land in those areas. The three proposed UDAs of Andergrove, Clinton and Oonoonba fall under the regional housing diversit

    North West Regional Plan
    The Blueprint for the Bush initiative is a 10-year partnership plan between Queensland Government, the Local Government Association of Queensland and AgForce to foster support sustainable, liveable and prosperous rural communities in Queensland. This initiative seeks to address service and infrastructure delivery challenges experienced by regional communities experiencing static or declining popu

    Draft Whitsunday Hinterland and Mackay Regional Plans and SPP provisions
    In March 2010, the State Government announced the preparation of a statutory regional plan for the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday region (also called the Whitsunday, Hinterland and Mackay region) and associated Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday State Planning Regulatory Provisions. The statutory draft Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday Regional Plan will be an essential mechanism for managing change, shaping a

    Caloundra South Urban Development Area
    The Urban Land Development Authority 2007 (ULDA Act) provides for particular parts of Queensland to be declared as Urban Development Areas (UDAs) and establishes the Urban Land Development Authority (ULDA) to plan, carry out, promote, coordinate and control the development of land in those areas. The Delivering the Queensland Housing Affordability Strategy: Greenfield land supply in South East Qu

    Draft Surat Basin Regional Planning Framework
    The Surat Basin is one of Australia’s largest and relatively untouched energy resource areas covering approximately 109,640 square kilometres and includes the Local Government areas of Maranoa, Toowoomba, and the Western Downs regional Councils. While the area has a strong and traditional agricultural foundation and has attracted investment toward the energy resource sector at various times over t

    Draft Townsville Futures Plan
    The Townsville Futures Plan (the Plan) is intended to support regional growth and economic development in Townsville. It is an over-arching plan for Townsville and the region that is prosperity led and includes cues to promote liveability and sustainability. The Townsville Futures Plan has its origins in the 2010 Growth Management Summit. The preparation of the TFP, and the identification of reg

    Qld Regionalisation Strategy - Contributing to Rebuilding a Better Qld
    The Queensland Regionalisation Strategy (QRS) was a key action arising from the 2010 Queensland Growth Management Summit. Participants in the 2010 Growth Management Summit recommended that strengthening Queensland’s regions must be a priority, and Government help is required to spread both the potential negative impacts of growth and the prosperity that growth brings. The Strategy recognises o

    Tannum Sands Urban Development Area
    The Urban Land Development Authority 2007 Act (ULDA Act) provides for particular parts of Queensland to be declared as Urban Development Areas (UDAs) and establishes the Urban Land Development Authority (ULDA) to plan, carry out, promote, coordinate and control the development of land in those areas. The proposed UDA in Tannum Sands falls under the regional housing diversity and resource towns hou

    Govt Response to Parl Committee Report No 5 on Grey Nomad Tourism
    On 17 February 2011, the Queensland Parliamentary Economic Development Committee tabled its Report No. 5: Inquiry into developing Queensland’s rural and regional communities through grey nomad tourism. Generally, the recommendations relate to the need for better statistics and analysis of the economic impact of grey nomads; ways of leveraging grey nomads to meet skills/employment needs; and offer

    Surat Basin Future Directions Statement Final Report
    In March 2010 the Surat Basin Future Directions Statement was launched by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Regional Economies in Dalby. With the release of the Statement, the Queensland Government committed to work with local government, industry and the local community to deliver a series of headline initiatives to manage future growth in the region. The vast majority of this work has bee

    Inquiry into the use of fly-in, fly-out and drive-in, drive-out workforce practices in regional Australia - Queensland Government submission
    The use of ‘fly-in, fly-out’ (FIFO) and ‘drive-in, drive-out’ (DIDO) workforces associated with employment in the mining industry has recently attracted significant national attention. The Standing Committee on Regional Australia will inquire into and report on the use of FIFO/DIDO workforce practices in regional Australia (FIFO/DIDO Inquiry). The Standing Committee is seeking submissions on a br

    Delivering Building our Regions - Regional Infrastructure Fund
    The Queensland Government’s election commitment, Building our Regions, aims to ensure that funding for critical infrastructure in regional Queensland will be targeted appropriately so that it meets the specific needs of communities and supports economic development without necessitating the sale of assets. The election commitment, Working Queensland, recognises the Building our Regions fund for in

    Qld Govt response Senate inquiry regional capitals
    The Queensland Government considers that Queensland regional capitals should be well planned with the right infrastructure in the right places to support a growing population and strong, prosperous and diverse regional economies. As the most decentralised state in Australia, Queensland has taken every opportunity available to unlock regional productivity and economic growth. On 11 February 2015, t

    Appointment Industry and Manufacturing Advisory Group
    The government committed to the establishment of a voluntary Industry and Manufacturing Advisory Group (IMAG), as outlined in the Working Queensland: Labor’s jobs plan. The IMAG would provide high-level industry advice on strategic matters in relation to building and promoting industry and manufacturing in Queensland to help drive economic, regional and employment growth throughout the state. T

    North Queensland (Townsville) Stadium Business Case
    In December 2014, the then Opposition Leader announced a commitment to provide up to $100 million in funding towards the construction of a sports stadium in Townsville. In March 2015, the government approved the preparation of a business case for the proposed North Queensland (Townsville) Stadium. Cabinet approved the concept scheme for a best-practice regional stadium and for funding discussions

    Review of existing fly in fly out (FIFO) arrangements in Queensland
    The Queensland Government is committed to delivering strong and sustainable resource communities across Queensland. Part of this commitment is to introduce choice for workers to live in the resource communities near where they work. A wide-ranging review of existing 100 per cent fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) operations by an independent expert panel chaired by Mr Leo Zussino commenced on 6 May 2015. Th

    Gold Coast Infrastructure and project facilitation initiatives
    The Gold Coast population continues to grow faster than the state average and is expected to grow at approximately 2.1 per cent over 25 years, increasing the population from 515 202 persons in 2011 to 866 634 persons in 2016. The Gold Coast Region has a lower unemployment rate than the State average and a relatively stable economy. The health care and social assistance industry is the largest empl

    Memorandum of Understanding between Australian Government and State of Queensland on City Deals
    In April 2016, the Commonwealth Government released the Smart Cities Plan which aims to implement City Deals for key cities across Australia. During a visit to Townsville in July 2016, the Prime Minister and the Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation reconfirmed that the Commonwealth Government would enter into City Deals, with Townsville to be the first Ci

    Submission to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Cairns Petrol Market Study
    Fuel prices are an issue the Queensland Government has raised over the last 18 months in response to community concerns that motorist in Brisbane and in Queensland more broadly are paying more fuel than in other states. In April 2016, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced Cairns will be the fourth regional location to be studied as part of its petrol monitoring arrang

    Signing and establishment of Final Townsville City Deal
    In April 2016, the Commonwealth Government released its Smart Cities Plan, which established its intent to implement City Deals for key cities across Australia. Following the Commonwealth Government’s confirmation of its 2016 federal election commitment to enter into City Deals, the Queensland Government negotiated a Memorandum of Understanding, which was executed by the Prime Minister and the Pr

    Update on economic conditions and key issues in Rockhampton and surrounding region
    The economy of the Rockhampton region is dominated by mining, agriculture and tourism sectors. The Fitzroy region has been at the centre of the Queensland’s coal and LNG investment boom, while also fostering a growing service sector. The Queensland Government announced a number of significant initiatives for the broader Fitzroy region in the 2016-17 State Budget, including $823.2 million for infra

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    12 May, 2016

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