Fraser Coast residents want more money spent on education

MORE than 40% of Fraser Coast residents who have provided feedback to The Queensland Plan are calling for increased investment in education and greater involvement in community events.

Member for Hervey Bay Ted Sorensen said feedback to the State Government project so far had identified several key issues that were important to the future of the region.

"More than 40% of local respondents think we need to revise the way education is offered to personalise it for the student and make it relevant to the future opportunities," he said.

Mr Sorensen said residents also wanted to build a greater sense of community through involvement with local events, volunteering and participation in projects.

"There have been some really exciting ideas put forward by people in the region - subsidies to Australian farmers to make fresh local produce more widely available, greater focus on educating kids in politics and harsher penalties for parents who do not send their kids to school."

Fraser Coast residents still have a month left to contribute to Queensland's 30-year vision at http://www.qld.gov.au/queensland plan.

A summit will be held in October to discuss the results and prioritise a clear direction for the plan.

The Queensland plan

  • The Wide Bay Burnett has had the highest percentage of respondents compared to other regions of Queensland
  • Baby boomers, those born from 1946-66, make up 44% of the respondents
  • 51% of feedback has provided by males, 49% by females


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