Have your say on the region

COMMUNITY information sessions on the first stage of the new Wide-Bay Burnett Regional Plan kicked off this month and public feedback is being sought.

Treasurer Andrew Fraser, who has been given special responsibility for planning in the region, said the State Government was working closely with Wide Bay-Burnett councils to develop long-term planning for managing population growth.

“By 2031 this diverse region is expected to grow by around 131,000 people,” Mr Fraser said.

“That’s a growth rate of 1.6 per cent per annum – making it the second-fastest-growing region in Queensland.

“This population growth is welcome but the State Government must maintain the current liveability of the region by making sure growth occurs in an orderly fashion.”

Submissions can be provided to widebayburnett@dip.qld.gov.au; completed online at www.getinvolved.qld.gov.au; faxed to 4151 9745 or posted to Draft Wide Bay Burnett State Regulatory Planning Provisions 2009; Department of Infrastructure and Planning; PO Box 979 Bundaberg Qld 4670.



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