Look­ing be­yond mines

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

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.

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