The monsoon event of February 2019 provided a challenging start to the year. Recovery efforts on the impacted critical transport infrastructure and regional productivity are continuing. It will be some time before the region’s economy has fully recovered.

A key action of A Strategic Blueprint for Queensland’s North West Minerals Province is the development of the North West Queensland Economic Diversification Strategy.

The department is leading the development of the strategy. This involves collaboration with other agencies, local government and key stakeholders.

The strategy looks beyond the economic recovery phase towards long-term opportunities to:

  • attract investment
  • strengthen supply chains
  • build sustainable communities in North West Queensland.

On 29 May 2019 the Draft North West Queensland Economic Diversification Strategy (PDF icon 4.6 MB) was released for public consultation.

The draft strategy proposes 12 initiatives. These will assist building economic resilience through key sectors:

  • resources
  • agriculture
  • tourism
  • business and industry.

View more information on the proposed initiatives (PDF icon 1.8 MB).

Your input and support are vital to ensure the North West Queensland Economic Diversification Strategy achieves its objectives. You’re invited to have your say and help shape the final strategy, due for release later in 2019.

The department will continue to work with stakeholders to ensure a broad range of views are considered. Consultation is open until 26 July 2019.

The diagram below illustrates the next steps for the strategy.

Process diagram

Feedback on the draft strategy can be provided via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 07 4747 3900.