Energy and community transformation

Communities across Queensland are transitioning because our economy is transitioning – toward a clean energy future.

This means opportunities and challenges for Queenslanders who live and work in resources communities.

Locally led and driven plans will ensure these communities have a positive future. 

Join us in calling on the major parties to ensure the voices of communities come first – and are not left behind as part of the transition.

The detail:

  1. Enhance the economic and social sustainability of resource communities through a transformation policy framework, including the establishment of a Regional Transformation Authority, working closely with the National Net Zero Authority.
  2. Overhaul the major project approval process to reform the way major projects are assessed, how social impacts are mitigated and the enforcement of conditions to ensure current and cumulative impacts are regulated for all stages of the project lifecycle.
  3. Ensure host communities benefit from the development of large-scale industry, by establishing a consistent social licence framework for new industries such as clean energy, critical minerals and hydrogen and review the framework for existing industries.
  4. Establish a dedicated regional transition fund to invest in critical infrastructure and to develop the workforce needed to enable the transitioning energy sector.