The Queensland Government has opened up consultation and invited stakeholders to make submissions on the future of the state’s resources industry through the Queensland Resources Industry Development Plan.
Minister for Resources, the Hon. Scott Stewar said the Queensland Resources Industry Development Plan is about working with industry, the regions and communities to set a shared vision for the future of the sector and the 71,000 people employed in the industry.
“It’s important communities, businesses and stakeholders can have their input into the plan.”
Minister Stewart said as the world changes, demand for new minerals like vanadium and cobalt will continue to grow.
“It’s important to look at the emerging minerals market as part of this plan but also how we can capitalise on the existing strengths of Queensland’s resources industry too,” he said.
“As part of the development of the plan, soon we will be engaging with communities, resources companies and other stakeholders through formal sessions.”
“The findings will form the basis of a draft plan that we will be releasing later this year.”
The Minister added that the resources sector has been a key part of Queensland’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 global pandemic and will continue to be in the future.
“The Queensland Resources Industry Development Plan will examine the challenges and opportunities the sector has for the sector into the future,” he said.
To take part in the consultation of the the Queensland Resources Industry Development Plan visit resources.qld.gov.au/qridp