As the end of 2019 edges closer, the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning continues to be Invested in Queensland. We’re working hard to attract and support diverse, sustainable and emerging businesses and industries across the state to create a thriving Queensland.
We have been working across a number of priority industries, connecting businesses and demonstrating Queensland’s capability in a number of exciting industry forums. We recently held our second hydrogen forum in Townsville to educate businesses and industry about the opportunities related to hydrogen, from production to transport to export and its use in a myriad of ways.
On the infrastructure front, we are investing in job creation and liveable and prosperous communities as we progress the latest round of the $365 million Building our Regions program.
We have also been running consultations to determine what people in our regions need to ensure a vibrant future and more are on the way. The community consultation for a new model code for neighbourhood design has encouraged the development of healthier and more active communities across Queensland.
While we proactively work to build our economy, we are also working with communities across Queensland to get them back on their feet after they were devastated by bushfires. With our partners we are securing jobs for displaced staff from the heritage-listed Binna Burra Lodge, which was destroyed in early September and we are working with our colleagues in the Department of Transport and Main Roads to re-establish road access to the site as a priority. We stand ready to assist community economic recovery in regions impacted by bushfires. These events remind all of Queensland to Get Ready for the summer season and for businesses to know how to get back up and running in the event of a disaster.
As we approach the next decade our pace accelerates and our efforts across the state remain focused: we are Invested in Queensland.
Planning a bright future for the Wide Bay Burnett
We’re working hard to create a thriving and inclusive Queensland where the economy, industry and communities prosper. Our land use planners and economic strategists are working with local council and industry stakeholders to draft a new regional plan for the Wide Bay Burnett. With almost 300,000 people living in the region, its enviable lifestyle is expected to attract more residents in the future.
The plan will be informed by a tailored economic strategy aligning land use, infrastructure and industry development and will provide a 25-year economic and planning framework for the region. This is part of our integrated approach to growing Queensland. Learn how you can get involved.