QLD's leading minds come together to think about future

SOME of the state's leading minds will interact with Queenslanders in "webjams" to finalise the issues, such as how to drive regional growth, to come out of the 30-year Queensland Plan discussions.

This is one of the key activities for feedback on the working draft of the plan where people can vote on suggested new measures.

The online forums will focus on five areas: community, health and people, education, economy, regions and infrastructure, balancing environmental protection and economic development and making government better.

Premier Campbell Newman said many people from across the state had already provided their views on the working draft, with almost 80% agreeing it reflected the collective views of Queenslanders.

"We want to hear from more Queenslanders. The webjams provide another opportunity for you to have your say and interact directly with some of Queensland's leading industry and academic experts," he said.

"So whether you're focused on improving education outcomes or have ideas about how to drive regional growth or encourage more active lifestyles, everyone is invited to participate.

"The experts will share their views on these important topics and respond in real-time to comments and questions from the public.

"We will also use interactive online voting tools to test some of the targets and measures suggested by Queenslanders during the current feedback period."

Information gathered through the webjams will be collated with the feedback from the review process and used to inform the final Queensland Plan.

Queenslanders can pre-register through The Queensland Plan website to receive reminder alerts about the webjams.

The webjams will be hosted daily between 12.30pm and 1.30pm from February 24 to 28 at http://www.qld.gov.au/queenslandplan.

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