The Committee’s initial focus for 2018 to 2019 was to ensure a highly effective Committee operating at best practice in the areas of governance, planning and market penetration. This has been achieved and sets the foundation for the year ahead.
The emerging South East Queensland City Deal, planned Inland Rail, possible 2032 Olympics bid, Visitor Economy 2031 and implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme provide opportunities to better leverage the Region’s aspiration to be the centre of economic growth and employment opportunities in Australia.
The Region has substantial economic capacity in the areas of Health Care and Social Assistance; Advanced Manufacturing; Infrastructure; Transport, Logistics and Warehousing; Education and Training; Professional Services; Tourism; and Research. The opportunity exists to translate this capacity into sustainable economic growth.
The RDA’s 2019 to 2020 plan provides a narrative which addresses these issues.