Driving growth and jobs in Queensland’s resources sector

The Industry Leaders' Workshop convened over 40 resource companies, the Premier, the Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, and other senior ministers and government executives

Industry leaders discussed the preliminary findings of the Foresight Study on trends impacting resources and the long-term vision and action plan

Preliminary findings of the ResourcesQ Foresight Study on key challenges and opportunities for resources is now available

ResourcesQ will convene the supply chain leaders in April followed by workshops in key resource regions to provide the on-the-ground industry perspective

Developing a 30-year vision and action plan to ensure Queensland continues to be a global resource destination

ResourcesQ is a Queensland Government initiative to drive growth and jobs in Queensland's resources sector.

We want to generate an economically strong, competitive, diverse and agile sector over the next 30 years. It’s about planning for the future to ensure we all prosper from Queensland's resource wealth.

Partnering for prosperity

Throughout 2014, the government will work in partnership with the resources sector to develop a shared vision for Queensland's resources over the next 30 years and an action plan to deliver that vision.

A long-term vision will:

  • position Queensland as the best state to do business in the resources sector
  • position the Queensland Government as modern and efficient, with an economic growth and development agenda
  • foster greater industry and investment confidence in Queensland
  • shape future government policy
  • ensure all Queenslanders prosper from resources now and in the future.

We will establish an innovative and strong formal partnership with peak bodies representing the industry, which will remove constraints and realise the benefits the resources sector offers to all Queenslanders.

Working alongside stakeholders

Stakeholder input will be sought through a range of methods including targeted industry consultation.

The ResourcesQ process includes the following key actions and engagement activities:

  • Foresight study — December 2013 to February 2014
  • Industry leaders' workshop — February 2014
  • Partnership group — February 2014
  • Resources supply chain leaders' workshop — 4 April 2014
  • Partnership agreement — April 2014
    A formal partnership agreement will be signed by the government and peak bodies for the resources industry to affirm the commitment to work together for the benefit of the sector. The agreement will be finalised April 2014.
  • Regional stakeholder workshops — April to June 2014
    Five regional stakeholder workshops will be held to discuss the proposed vision and the way forward from an 'on-the-ground' perspective. These workshops will take place in Mt Isa, Cairns, Gladstone, Roma and Emerald.
  • Forum — August 2014
    A forum will be held to finalise the shared vision and develop the action plan to achieve that vision.
  • Partnership report — September 2014
    The partnership report, 30-year vision and action plan will be released in September.

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ResourcesQ stakeholders

Queensland's resources industry includes a large number of stakeholders from a broad range of sectors including:

  • resource exploration and development companies
  • peak industry bodies
  • resources sector workforce
  • suppliers to industry
  • regional and local communities
  • federal government
  • local government
  • agricultural and landholder groups
  • training organisations
  • traditional owners
  • research institutions
  • investors
  • public sector.

ResourcesQ will give industry the opportunity to guide the strategic direction for the resources sector. Businesses and other stakeholders, including resource communities, will be encouraged to contribute to the development of solutions that will ensure resources remains an economic pillar for future generations. 

More information

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Last updated 8 April 2014

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