Be heard at regional strategy forum

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

The regionalisation strategy highlights the essential role of regional areas to cater for future population growth.

It 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 co-ordination point in government to support investment, and development of a map of high growth areas.

The free forum will be on Monday at the Emerald Town Hall supper room from 10am to noon and is a chance to provide local feedback on the three Way to Grow plans – the regionalisation Strategy, infrastructure plan and Bruce Hwy upgrade strategy.


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