Author: 
Tiffany Tento, Queensland Council of Social Service
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The Queensland Government’s ambitious and visionary Queensland Plan has set out a positive framework for the next 30 years, but its success will depend on whether it can inspire real action.

The Queensland Plan is not designed to be a detailed action plan; instead all sectors are encouraged to consider how they can ‘plug into’ the plan. The Queensland Government will outline its contribution to implementation in the coming months.

The Queensland Plan presents a significant opportunity to shape the future of the state for the benefit of all, particularly the most vulnerable and at risk individuals and families. As stated in the plan, Queenslanders’ vision for our state is that we will not leave anybody behind – this is vital if we are to effect real change and help put an end to poverty and disadvantage.

Mark Henley has been named as a member of The Queensland Plan Ambassadors Council. His position on the council, alongside 14 other respected and valued community members, will ensure that the voices of Queenslanders experiencing poverty and disadvantage are heard as part of this process to build vibrant and prosperous communities throughout the state.

The Vision of the Queensland Plan states:

  • In 30 years Queensland will be home to vibrant and prosperous communities.
  • Our state will be well planned with the right infrastructure in the right places to support a population that has grown across every region.
  • We will value education as a lifelong pursuit where we gain practical skills, enrich our lives, find secure jobs and improve the competitiveness of our economy.
  • Our brightest minds will take on the world and we will work collaboratively to achieve the best results for Queensland.
  • We will be the greatest state in which to live, work and play, and guardian of a sustainable natural environment that inspires an active lifestyle and supports healthy communities.
  • We will have a community spirit that embraces our diversity and unique culture and gives everyone the opportunity to shine. We will not leave anybody behind.
  • Government can’t do this alone but as a community working together we can achieve everything we want for our state’s future.

Read more on the Queensland Plan website

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