Queenslanders will get to have their say on the proposed 30-year ResourcesQ vision to drive economic growth and create jobs in the resources sector.
Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said the ResourcesQ partnering for prosperity consultation paper delivered on the Government’s election promise to grow resources as one of the four pillars of the economy.
“The State Government has a strong plan to power-up regional Queensland and grow the state’s four pillar economy, creating a brighter future for families,” Mr Cripps said.
“The $37.9 billion sector is already a key pillar of the Queensland economy, contributing one in every four dollars to the economy and supporting one in every five jobs.
“It will also create jobs of the future for today’s children and it’s important that we have this vision.
“Labor failed to take advantage of or grow the sector and still has no ideas, but we have a strong plan to build it.
“We are working with industry through our ResourcesQ partnership to ensure we have a strong, globally competitive resources sector so that all Queenslanders continue to benefit from our state’s resources wealth.”
Mr Cripps said the Newman Government had already conducted extensive industry consultation to develop a draft vision based on five key themes and a number of objectives to strengthen the resources sector.
The key themes are:
- developing a globally competitive resources sector
- planning for a strong resources future
- leading in innovation, technology and services
- creating shared value and engaging with community
- educating and skilling for a strong resources future
“Now it is time for Queenslanders to have their say about the proposed ResourcesQ vision,” he said.
“Their feedback will help refine the vision, themes and objectives and guide the development of an action plan which will be finalised in September 2014.”
Public submissions on ResourcesQ partnering for prosperity will be accepted until 5 pm on Monday, 4 August 2014.
Department of Natural Resources and Mines
PO Box 15216
CITY EAST QLD 4002
More information about the ResourcesQ initiative is available at: www.dnrm.qld.gov.au/resourcesq.