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Get involved – Regions

There are many ways you can help achieve our vision for Regions. Here are just a few suggestions to get you started.

Individual and families

  • Buy your goods and groceries from markets and businesses in your region and use the services of local providers.
  • Participate in consultation processes on issues that affect your region.
  • Welcome newcomers—value their contributions to our regional economies and communities.
  • Visit neighbouring regions to enjoy the attractions on offer.
  • Consider a tree or sea change—move to one of Queensland’s many prosperous regional towns.


  • Use regular ‘town hall’ meetings to explore new ideas and solve local problems collaboratively.
  • Join forces with neighbouring communities to explore new ideas and ways of working together.
  • Encourage community members to contribute their diverse skills and knowledge.
  • Help establish an environment of inclusiveness and community cohesiveness in your town or city.
  • Work with the local council and businesses to develop solutions to unmet needs—increasing the liveability of your community and stimulating the economic development of your region.

Business and industry

  • Consider opening an office in regional Queensland to capitalise on unique economic and social opportunities.
  • Think about support services for newcomers so they can find their feet quickly and contribute more productively in their new jobs.
  • Enable remote working arrangements—providing flexible employment options for all Queenslanders.
  • Retain local talent and encourage employees to experiment and innovate. 
  • Provide ongoing training to enable the sustainability of a skilled regional workforce.
  • Create or work with a local industry ‘think tank’ to identify, coordinate and capitalise on regional strengths.
  • Collaborate with industry partners and government to build on your strengths, grow your networks and explore ways to compete globally.


  • Support the improvement of health, education and liveability with strong and diverse regional economies.
  • Promote regional strengths and attractions to not only encourage tourists but position regions as great places to live, work and invest.
  • Encourage businesses and people relocating to, and staying within, regional centres  
  • Work to attract investment, reinvestment and employment in a range of sectors in the regions.
  • Encourage entrepreneurship to generate new and diverse industries.
  • Ensure services meet regional needs and assist businesses and residents in contributing to regional economies.
  • Support small business and encourage new export opportunities.

What Queenslanders said

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Last updated
7 April, 2016

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