(Photo: The Queensland Plan - Team for Buderim. Left to right: Rick Beasley, Cr Ted Hungerford, Cr Christian Dickson, Russell Faulkner, Don Culley, Member for Buderim Steve Dickson MP, Paul Clark, Nicole Sylvester, Meg Scott, Mayor Mark Jamieson).
Buderim's interests for Queensland's future were recorded following The Queensland Plan Community Event held on 27 July at the Lifepointe Baptist Church, Buderim.
Members of the Buderim Electorate Working Party were on hand at the event to discuss resident's issues and questions and to capture comments that will now help to shape the long-term future of our great state.
On Wednesday 9 October and Thursday 10 October hundreds of Queenslanders came together at the Brisbane Summit to review the focus areas emerging from The Queensland Plan and identify the steps to deliver our 30-year vision.
A broad cross-section of Queenslanders attended, including community representatives, youth representatives, peak bodies, business and industry, community organisations, mayors and state members of parliament.
At the summit 39 outcomes were identified, and delegates prioritised the top 10.
From here, a draft version will be prepared for release in November, and a final version in early 2014.
Top 10 priorities (not in any order):-
- Education that is flexible, affordable and accessible to all, including rural, remote and disadvantaged.
- Communities that are well planned, well connected and engender community spirit.
- Queensland being recognised as internationally competitive with an increase in exports/business especially in agriculture and ecotourism sectors.
- Regions being attractive to study, work and live for bright minds and trained professionals.
- Delivery of economic, social and community benefits through infrastructure.
- A long term approach to planning and delivery of infrastructure.
- The highest productivity rate in Australia with no skills shortage.
- Investment and research into innovation in Queensland’s areas of strengths.
- Centres of excellence attracting human capital and driving innovation.
- An education model that leverages community and industry partnerships.