OUR VOICE: Member for Southern Downs Lawrence Springborg was please with the local input into the Queensland Plan on Friday night.
OUR VOICE: Member for Southern Downs Lawrence Springborg was please with the local input into the Queensland Plan on Friday night. Iain Curry

Locals help formulate a plan

MORE than 40 enthusiastic locals joined Member for Southern Downs Lawrence Springborg and Southern Downs Mayor Cr Peter Blundell to participate in the 30-year vision for the area in Warwick on Friday night.

The Queensland Plan will outline a shared vision and identify local and statewide priorities and Mr Springborg said he had been holding community meetings across the electorate to gain responses to formulated questions.

Mr Springborg said the Queensland Government would actively support the planned development and local communities would drive its formation.

"There was a huge amount of energy in Warwick on Friday night and I am looking forward to tabling the great ideas that were generated," Mr Springborg said.

"There was a great diversity among the participants, from school students to retirees and I think that is important for the overall outcome of the plan.

"There was a strong desire from the community to actually develop a plan which guides government on its decision making for the prosperity of future Queensland generations."

Submissions to the Queensland Plan are open until August 30, 2013, at http://www.qld.gov.au/queenslandplan.

A summit will be held in Brisbane on October 9 and 10 when the results of all the engagement from throughout Queensland will be discussed and prioritised into a clear direction for the Queensland Plan. The plan will be released later this year.



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