The action plan targets specific regional cities and towns across Queensland and focuses
on the issues and concerns raised through consultation with stakeholders and the local
Regional and Resource Towns Action Plan 2 councils, as well as feedback received during a series of 11 facilitated workshops held in August and September 2012.
Workshops were held in Dalby, Roma, Mt Isa, Emerald, Toowoomba, Cairns,
Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Moranbah and Mackay.
The focus of discussions and the workshops was predominantly in relation to the availability
of land for housing in these communities although the availability of land for commercial and
industrial purposes was also discussed.
The workshops targeted a range of stakeholders with essential roles in the development
industry including local and state government representatives and staff, town planners,
builders and developers.
To provide a consistent approach in each of the workshops, discussions were based on the
following four themes:
- the current state of housing availability, affordability and diversity in each town
- requirements and availability of residential, industrial and commercial land over the next 12 to 24 months
- issues which are blocking the availability and release of land supply
- opportunities to address land supply issues.
The information and ideas gathered at these workshops have been used to inform the
action plan while subsequent discussions have been held with local governments and other
workshop participants to clarify the issues and concerns raised and the potential