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Queenslanders’ vision for governance

In 2044, a diverse group of Queenslanders will be involved in the governance of the state. Communities will be empowered to become involved in making decisions on issues that concern them and in delivering projects. Regulation will be less intrusive and will serve as an enabler for innovation and productivity, while maintaining necessary consumer, environmental and safety protections. Low-risk industries will be empowered to self-regulate. Service delivery will be streamlined to meet the needs of the community and be provided in a timely manner.

Why governance is a foundation

The decisions made by governments and community organisations change our lives. Read more on page 83 of The Queensland Plan (PDF, 4.19MB).

Spotlight on governance

What Queenslanders want

The following goals highlight what Queenslanders said they wanted to be, do or achieve (in relation to this foundation). These goals are accompanied by the outcomes Queenslanders said they want to see. Read detailed descriptions of success factors in The Queensland Plan (PDF, 4.19MB).

Goal What does success look like?
G33
We have localised and more flexible decision-making.
We will achieve collaborative outcomes.
Government decisions are responsive, open and transparent.
We will make faster and better decisions.
G34
Regulation is outcome-based.
Regulation will only be applied where necessary.
We will continually improve our regulation and regulatory models.
G35
Government is more effective and efficient.
There will be no duplication of services and a closer partnership between government and business.
We will be flexible, adaptable and committed to innovation.
Government will operate with a long-term perspective.
Productivity will be increased with less overlap in levels of government.
Different models for service delivery and funding will be implemented.
We will adopt accountability measures to ensure the Queensland government is well regarded by the people.

Achieving success

The following targets and measures will help focus our efforts towards achieving success. The baselines have been sourced from existing data sets as a starting point for future reporting. Download The Queensland Plan (PDF, 4.19MB) for a detailed explanation of what the measures show.

T20 Community governance

Queenslanders are highly satisfied with ways governments deliver for their communities.

Primary measure Starting point or baseline

Community satisfaction with government service delivery

Percentage of Queenslanders who are satisfied with government services (local, state and federal) in a state survey.

Source: State survey.

Source

Baseline to be created for 2014–15 through state survey.

Active democratic engagement

Percentage of people who feel they are able to have a say within the community on important issues (all or most of the time).

Source: ABS General Social Survey 4159.0 (2010), General Social Survey: States and Territories, 2010.

Source

28.8% of Queenslanders felt they were able to have a say.

Baseline: Queenslanders who felt they were able to have a say within the community (all or most of the time), 2010.

Secondary measure Starting point or baseline

Community engagement

Number of community engagement processes undertaken by state and local governments.

Source: Queensland state and local governments.

Source

Baseline to be created for 2014–15 through government reporting requirements.

Satisfaction with community engagement

Percentage of participants in community engagement processes satisfied or very satisfied with the process in a state survey.

Source: State survey.

Source

Baseline to be created for 2014–15 through state survey.

Engagement and joint action by government and stakeholders

Number of government/industry joint initiatives.

Source: Queensland state and local governments.

Source

Baseline to be created for 2014–15 through government reporting requirements.

Return to the foundations landing page to understand the purpose of the targets and measures or to select another foundation area to learn about.

Get involved

There are many ways you can help achieve our vision. Visit our Get involved page to read a few suggestions related to each foundation area.

What Queenslanders said

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Last updated
7 April, 2016

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