Our plan will help Queensland’s regions grow: attracting people, talent and investment, and driving sustainable economic prosperity.
Queensland is home to around 5.18 million people, with approximately half the state living outside of Brisbane.
The diversity of Queensland’s regions is one of our core strengths.
For example, more than half of tourism businesses are located in regional areas and, in some regions like the
Whitsundays, tourism accounts for up to one in three jobs.
Around 40 per cent of Queensland exporters are also based in regional Queensland. Despite the disruptions of COVID-19 to traditional supply chains, there is a rising demand for Queensland’s clean, green food and agricultural products, our resources, skills and services.
We will continue to work in partnership with regional communities to build economic resilience and complement locally led efforts.
Through local partnerships, we will focus our efforts on key projects that support regional business and industry, including in tourism, agriculture, resources and energy. This will help improve regional competitiveness and productivity.