How to double an already significant urban population of 3.4 million and not turn a region renowned for its mix of amenity and lifestyle qualities into a massive commuter grid-lock is the challenge faced by the South-East Queensland Regional Plan.
With the right strategies regional communities can build their resilience, begin the low carbon transition while also adapting to climate change.
Queensland Premier Anastacia Palaszczuk rightly suggests that northern New South Wales would be better served by a state government based in Brisbane, but she is far less persuasive arguing that…
The Paris Accord 2015 was the ”end of the beginning” in humanity’s quest to mount an effective response to man-made climate change
Increased professionalism and innovation on farm, more cooperation among farmers, a focused strategic role for government, and a clearer positive pitch to urban Australia will help farming win long term.
Only the optimists have the attitude necessary to ensure our communities see it through the tough times, becomes more capable of setting their own horizons, and creates a opportunities that well serve future generations of regional Queenslanders.
So how do we create the strategies to match our attitude?
Cooperation between family owned farmers is the in-between alternative between the corporate farming model and individual struggle.
In central western Queensland there hasn’t been a worse drought in living memory. Most people are doing it very tough and talk of financial and social stress peppers street conversations…