Local councils in Central Queensland are working together with the CQ Local Government Association to secure the region’s future with the establishment of the CQ Regional Planning and Infrastructure Framework.
With completion of the first chapter, development of the CQ Framework has already proven valuable. Information has already emerged that during 2006 to 2009 the region’s combined net personal income tax was over $5 billion.
President of the CQ Local Government Association, and Mayor of Isaac Regional Council, Cr Cedric Marshall, said that the business significance is already well known, but we have found that the private contributions of residents are substantial too.
Councils have been listening to what our communities have been telling us.
The project is bringing together the information councils have collected from their communities through preparation of community plans, priority infrastructure plans and revised town planning schemes.
Federal and State Government input and community engagement will extend the work to develop a framework that sets the direction for the ongoing success of the region.
“As we proceed we will be pushing for more recognition from the Federal and State Governments of the significant contributions of our resident population... the CQ community,” said Cr Marshall.