The nine projects at the centre of Queensland’s regional framework

The nine projects at the centre of Queensland’s regional framework
The nine projects at the centre of Queensland’s regional framework

Queensland’s regional areas have seen the launch of the RegionsQ Framework this morning, with Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney, saying he recognises the importance of the regions.

This plan’s framework has identified nine initial projects of regional significance that will provide a boost to their areas and much needed services.

These projects are:

  1. North West Minerals Province
  2. Galilee Basin Development
  3. Gulf Rivers Agricultural Zone
  4. Burdekin Catchment Development
  5. Charlton-Wellcamp Precinct near Toowoomba
  6. Cairns Airport Aviation and Commercial Precinct
  7. Charlton-Wellcamp Precinct near Toowoomba
  8. Springfield Health Precinct
  9. Sunshine Coast University Hospital/ Kawana Health Precinct.

“Our government recognises that Queensland’s regions are the economic powerhouse of the state, with more than $140 billion worth of output produced outside Brisbane in 2010-11,” Seeney said.

“Since we were elected in 2012, our government has restored respect for the important role that regional Queenslanders plan in driving our state’s economy.”

They have six priority action areas for the regional areas, including planning for development, infrastructure services, capitalising on economic drivers and attracting/retaining people.

“We promised to support growth in the four pillars of the economy – tourism, resources, agriculture and construction and we are delivering on that promise,” Seeney said.

“We’ve simplified complex planning regulations, boosted investment in infrastructure, and untangled the red tape that had been strangling industry, business and landholders.”

The framework is based on the Governing for Growth Economic Strategy and Action Plan and looks to achieve the goals from The Queensland Plan.

11 forums will be held around Queensland’s regional areas over the next few months to seek feedback on the priorities.

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke was a property writer at Property Observer

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