Queensland resources industry development plan

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Each year, every Queenslander benefits from our resources industry.

Mining royalties help to pay for schools, hospitals, roads and our frontline workers such as police officers, teachers, doctors and nurses. The industry supports thousands of local businesses, contributes to our gross state product and earns export revenue to grow our economy.

The resources industry also supports more than 71,000 jobs across the state, particularly in our regions, which account for around two-thirds of all mining jobs.

We now have the chance to shape our industry's future, together, through the Queensland resources industry development plan (QRIDP).

We’re working with stakeholders and communities to develop a plan that will benefit all Queenslanders.



Have your say

Initial consultation and survey on the QRIDP closed on 30 June 2021.

Why we need a plan

While Queensland’s economy has long relied on traditional resources such as coal and gas - and these resources will still play an important role in our future resource mix - globally we are transitioning to a lower carbon economy and a focus on renewables.

There is also increasing demand for new economy minerals to make the products of the future.

We need a plan to ensure our resources industry can successfully navigate these changes and to maintain Queensland’s position as a world leader in resources.

What will be in the plan?

The plan will set out a long-term vision to ensure the future of our resources industry, and identify the immediate actions needed to achieve this, with a focus on:

  • removing barriers to resources industry growth
  • helping regional communities recover from the impacts of COVID-19
  • responsibly unlocking our precious resources.

Each year, every Queenslander benefits from our resources industry.

Mining royalties help to pay for schools, hospitals, roads and our frontline workers such as police officers, teachers, doctors and nurses. The industry supports thousands of local businesses, contributes to our gross state product and earns export revenue to grow our economy.

The resources industry also supports more than 71,000 jobs across the state, particularly in our regions, which account for around two-thirds of all mining jobs.

We now have the chance to shape our industry's future, together, through the Queensland resources industry development plan (QRIDP).

We’re working with stakeholders and communities to develop a plan that will benefit all Queenslanders.



Have your say

Initial consultation and survey on the QRIDP closed on 30 June 2021.

Why we need a plan

While Queensland’s economy has long relied on traditional resources such as coal and gas - and these resources will still play an important role in our future resource mix - globally we are transitioning to a lower carbon economy and a focus on renewables.

There is also increasing demand for new economy minerals to make the products of the future.

We need a plan to ensure our resources industry can successfully navigate these changes and to maintain Queensland’s position as a world leader in resources.

What will be in the plan?

The plan will set out a long-term vision to ensure the future of our resources industry, and identify the immediate actions needed to achieve this, with a focus on:

  • removing barriers to resources industry growth
  • helping regional communities recover from the impacts of COVID-19
  • responsibly unlocking our precious resources.
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