Outback Queensland regional economic plan

Outback Queensland Regional Economic Recovery Plan

Wide Bay region

Our vision for Queensland’s recovery from this pandemic is threefold—we are working to protect the health of every Queenslander, we are creating jobs, and we are working together to create the conditions for future success.

Our regions are the key to building Queensland’s economic recovery. It has taken a collaborative effort from every region to shape our plan for the future. We will continue to partner—with governments, industries, businesses and communities—to navigate this new world for future growth.

The Outback Queensland region spans from the New South Wales, South Australian and Northern Territory borders up to the waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria. It is remote, sparse and rugged with wide open spaces, red sands, thriving wetlands and national parks.

The region is as diverse as it is expansive, with rich mineral production, sheep and cattle grazing, agriculture and tourism.

We will invest in rail and roads - the infrastructure required to deliver our produce to the world - at the same time we will invest in new economy minerals, innovative technology and tourism infrastructure to harness the resources of the region for economic growth.

Last updated:
5 October 2020