Looking beyond mines
MAYORS and planning experts from across the state will be told they need to focus on a future no longer tied to mining as Deputy Premier Jackie Trad outlines her vision for Queensland today.
Ms Trad ( right) will launch the State Government’s Planning Summit in Brisbane with a speech intended to kickstart planning reform.
She is expected to announced she wants to start a new conversation “that needs to be had now as we forge our way in a changing global economy, and look to broaden our economic base away from a dependence on mining”.
“Nationally and internationally, there will be significant competition for knowledge and creative industries’ workers and entrepreneurs, so we need to draw them here,” she said.