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Advancing Queensland's Regions

18th September 2019

Queensland is as vast as it is diverse. No two regions are the same and each of our communities is unique with its own challenges and opportunities.

To help identify and address the key priorities facing regional areas, the Queensland Government has, over the past four years, held a suite of meetings and roundtables with community members across the state. These consultations have created valuable conversations with local business owners, families and workers around making communities even better places to live and work.

The State Government want to build on these conversations. They want to be more responsive to the needs and priorities of regional Queenslanders, and want to ensure they can take advantage of opportunities to strengthen regional economies and services.

The State Government will do this by establishing:

  • quarterly Regional Community Forums—to strengthen our partnership with regional Queensland and to give those living in our regions greater access to government and better opportunities to influence government decision-making
  • Department of the Premier and Cabinet offices in Maryborough and Rockhampton
  • a new Office for Rural and Regional Queensland—to stay connected with local communities and to ensure Queensland’s regions are front of mind in decision making.

The Queensland Government's clear focus on the regions ties in with their ongoing commitment to be a responsive government that delivers for all Queenslanders.

Click here for further information or to apply to be part of the forums

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