QUEENSLAND Premier Campbell Newman last week launched the government's Six Month Action Plan for Queensland, saying it is vital the government continues to share its plans with Queenslanders and set out clear delivery targets.
Speaking at the LNP State Convention last Friday, Mr Newman also said the government was committed to issuing six monthly progress reports on the implementation of the government's action items.
"We're doing this because we are committed to delivering on our promises, remaining accountable to Queenslanders and we are not afraid to give them a yardstick to measure us against," Mr Newman said.
The Six Month Action Plan, from July to December 2012, features 149 actions, including:
- Simplify planning by amending the Sustainable Planning Act;
- Commence developing a state-wide approval process for wind farms;
- Review the overarching framework for the Biodiversity Offsets Policy;
- Review laws mandating rain water tanks and solar hot water systems on new buildings;
- Commission a review of the Queensland Building Services Authority to remove red tape;
- Complete review of Queensland public housing occupancy;
- Submit priorities for infrastructure funding from the federal government;
- Finalise the strategy and commence the business case to deliver an increase in the SEQ rail network capacity;
- Commence work to amend the Queensland Coastal Plan; and
- Progress the strategic assessment for the Great Barrier Reef including a ports strategy.
"There is a lot to do, and for the next six months, this comprehensive action plan will be both a map and a report card," Mr Newman said.
"From the first 100 days, to the next six months and right up until the next election the LNP Government's intentions are clear.
"We will keep working towards our goal of cutting waste and reducing unemployment to four per cent within six years by growing the economy with an emphasis upon Queensland's four pillars – agriculture, tourism, resources and construction," the Premier said.
The Queensland Government's Six Month Action Plan is available from <http://www.qld.gov.au/>.