Throughout the engagement process, Queenslanders voiced their desire for a long-term approach to state planning beyond the electoral cycle. Queenslanders want effective and efficient governments with a strategic approach in leading community development.
Legislating The Queensland Plan provides that focus and requires governments to have regard to Queenslanders’ vision for the future.
Legislation provides a framework that aligns actions by governments, business, industry and community organisations in shaping future growth and prosperity.
The Queensland Plan Act 2014 was assented and The Queensland Plan ratified in late October 2014.
The main purposes of this Act are to:
- provide for the development and ratification of a plan, known as the Queensland Plan, that—
- establishes a long-term vision for the future growth and prosperity of Queensland; and
- reflects the aspirations of the community, business and industry for the future of Queensland; and
- provide for the implementation of the Queensland Plan, including by—
- developing a government response to the Queensland Plan and aligning the policies, programs and services of public authorities to the strategic direction of the government response; and
- aligning local government planning to the strategic direction of the Queensland Plan; and
- encouraging the community, business and industry to implement the Queensland Plan; and
- establish the ambassadors council to advocate for the implementation of the Queensland Plan by the community, business and industry.