Cross Regional Response to Resource Sector Growth
RDA MIW, RDA Fitzroy and Central West and RDA Wide Bay Burnett (Queensland) in collaboration with Central Queensland University conducted research including surveying over 108 regional stakeholders to better understand and plan for the key pressures resulting from the rapid growth of the resource sector.
The priority issues included:
Social wellbeing and liveability
Infrastructure and transport
This engagement project enabled RDA to identify the following priorities for the roadmap:
Social wellbeing, workforce development and transport infrastructure are critical for sustainable liveable communities, greater social infrastructure planning and investment are needed to attract and retain families and lifestyle
Increasing roads infrastructure is required to support the resource sector growth
Greater need for more holistic long term infrastructure planning including social infrastructure.