The Queensland Government wants to create a strong and resilient water sector to help deliver Queensland's economic and lifestyle goals. We are developing a long-term strategy to create a water sector that can deliver integrated catchment-based, recreation, water supply, sanitation, irrigation and environmental services at the lowest cost.
Our strategy is being developed in two phases. Phase 1 was the release of the discussion paper in December 2012 for a three-month public consultation period (now closed). Phase 2 is the development of the strategy itself.
The discussion paper outlined our vision for the future and what needs to be done to achieve it. Below is a video that explains the role water plays in Queensland communities and industries.
Ideas and views were sought through the discussion paper to help shape our water future and influence the development of the strategy. The consultation period closed on 29 March 2013.
During the three-month consultation period, we received feedback and submissions from local councils, water service providers, industry, researchers and the community.
You can also share your views and ideas on the future of Queensland by providing input to The Queensland Plan: A 30-year vision for Queensland.