State government calls for help developing 30-year vision

Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell today invited Queenslanders to join the journey to create a shared 30-year vision for our future.

Launching a television advertisement which will begin screening tomorrow night, Minister Powell said The Queensland Plan will be a shared vision created by Queenslanders, for Queenslanders.

"We have an amazing opportunity to shape Queensland's future, and today I encourage all Queenslanders to dare to dream," Mr Powell said.

"The future is in our hands, let's work together to achieve something special.

"The Queensland Plan will go beyond politics and personal priorities.  It will be a genuine reflection of our collective aspirations and priorities for the future."

More than 400 Queenslanders will begin that journey at a summit in Mackay on 10th May by undertaking a robust discussion to begin shaping this vision. 

"I'm pleased to say that all 89 electorates will be represented at the Mackay Summit, and thank all members for their bipartisan support," Mr Powell said.

"At this summit, members of parliament will sit shoulder-to-shoulder with members from their community and elected local government representatives to determine what questions we should ask all Queenslanders to help shape The Queensland Plan.

"The summit will not come up with the answers - it will shape the questions we ask ourselves.

"After the Mackay summit all Queenslanders will be invited to have their say."

Queenslanders can join the conversation on The Queensland Plan from May through to August, with every Member of Parliament hosting a range of activities to inform The Queensland Plan.  

This will be supported by a range of state-wide promotional activities targeted to ensure every Queenslander has the opportunity to be involved in shaping their future.

"We encourage every Queenslander, where ever you are, to get involved, contact your local MP, and join the conversation," Mr Powell said.

For further information about The Queensland Plan and to register your interest in participating, visit www.qld.gov.au/queenslandplan.


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