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About the plan

It began with one simple idea: that every Queenslander should have a say in the future of our state.

The Queensland Plan is our shared 30-year vision for the state—our roadmap for growth and prosperity.

Created by Queenslanders for Queensland, the plan is the result of the largest community engagement activity of its kind ever undertaken in the state with more than 80,000 people contributing to the process.

Queenslanders were involved every step of the way—sharing their time, defining the issues, coordinating the engagement and determining the vision.

The Queensland Plan is not designed to be a detailed action plan—these actions will follow as different sectors outline how they will contribute to implementation.

Instead, it paints a clear picture of nine foundations Queenslanders want to focus their attention on for the future and aims to unite us around common goals that will help us succeed.

These foundations are: Education, Community, Regions, Economy, Health and wellbeing, Environment, People, Infrastructure and Governance.

As expected, there was more consensus for some foundation areas than others but differing views are not surprising—they simply reinforce our democratic landscape and the complexity of the challenges ahead:

These challenges require us to be flexible and innovative and The Queensland Plan will put us in the best position to navigate the twists and turns ahead and capitalise on our opportunities to achieve even greater success.

Learn more about our changing world on page 6 of The Queensland Plan (PDF, 4.19MB).

Next steps

The Queensland Plan will remain a living document—evolving over time to respond to changes in the world around us—and its success rests in the hands of every Queenslander.

Learn how the plan will be delivered across the state and how you can get involved.

Thank you Queensland

The Queensland Plan was made possible by the contributions of people who shared their time, their images and their aspirations for the future.

We acknowledge:

  • industry workshop participants
  • Members of Parliament
  • Mackay Summit delegates
  • everyone who provided a response to Queensland’s questions
  • primary school postcard competition entrants
  • Brisbane Summit delegates
  • webjam participants
  • everyone who provided a submission on The Queensland Plan working draft
  • review group members
  • Queenslanders whose photos appear in these pages.

Thank you.

The vision

In 30 years Queensland will be home to vibrant and prosperous communities.

Our state will be well planned with the right infrastructure in the right places to support a population that has grown across every region.

We will value education as a lifelong pursuit where we gain practical skills, enrich our lives, find secure jobs and improve the competitiveness of our economy.

Our brightest minds will take on the world and we will work collaboratively to achieve the best results for Queensland.

We will be the greatest state in which to live, work and play, and guardian of a sustainable natural environment that inspires an active lifestyle and supports healthy communities.

We will have a community spirit that embraces our diversity and unique culture and gives everyone the opportunity to shine. We will not leave anybody behind.

Government can’t do this alone but as a community working together we can achieve everything we want for our state’s future.

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Last updated
7 April, 2016

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