A working draft of The Queensland Plan was released earlier this month, detailing Queenslanders’ vision for the next 30 years of our state.

Premier Campbell Newman

Premier Campbell Newman

Premier of Queensland

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We now have a working draft of The Queensland Plan. One of the key themes outlined in the draft is the notion of regionalisation; that Queenslanders want half of our population living outside South East Queensland by 2044.

That means a greater role for our major regional centres, better infrastructure and roads, schools, hospitals and community facilities.

Queenslanders also want 100 per cent of children having basic literacy and numeracy when they leave primary school and the lowest incidence of preventable diseases in Australia.

A final version of The Queensland Plan is expected to be released by mid-2014, which will then be enshrined in legislation and used to inform all Government policy.

The working draft is on the website www.qld.gov.au/queenslandplan and will be available for review between now and 7 March 2014.

The Queensland Plan is a 30-year vision for our great state. The plan will outline our shared vision for the next 30 years and identify local and statewide priorities.

The Queensland Plan is being developed during 2013 through a collaborative process involving community members, business and industry representatives, state and local government officers and Members of Parliament. Find out about milestones in the journey.

The Queensland Government actively supports the plan’s development, and local communities will drive its formation, sponsored by their Member of Parliament.

The Queensland Plan will go beyond politics and personal priorities; to be a genuine reflection of our collective aspirations and priorities for the future. It will not be a government vision; it will be Queensland’s vision.