NWQROC Regional Deal Campaign on path to State Election 2020

North West Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (NWQROC) is continuing its drive for fair government investment in our region as it prepares to hit the campaign trail once again ahead of the State Election on 31 October 2020.

The development of a State-focussed strategy inline with our recent federal campaign got underway at the NWQROC board meeting in Julia Creek on 30-31 July 2019. The momentum gained from our federal campaign keeps pace as we continue to engage with relevant Commonwealth and State departmental officers about a Fair Regional Deal for the North West.

Following the positive response and outcomes from our Federal Election Campaign, NWQROC will develop a 2020 State Election Strategy to target engagement at the State level to complement the work already undertaken our current Six-Point Plan.

Kicking off our State campaign, the NWQROC board will be heading to the city - hosting its board meeting in Brisbane at the end of November. We'll use this opportunity to meet with elected representatives in government and opposition, the first of many campaign engagement activities to come.

Read more about our Federal Election 2019 campaign

North West Queensland Economic Diversification Strategy

The Julia Creek board meeting agenda included a presentation from Darren Cleland, Executive Regional Director, Department of State Development Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning on the Queensland Government’s NWQ Economic Diversification strategy.

Subsequently, NWQROC lodged a formal submission with the Queensland Government on 13 August 2019. Read the submission: NWQROC Submission - North West Queensland Economic Diversification Strategy

The Queensland Government released its North West Queensland Economic Diversification Strategy on Monday 27 August with the following media release by the Hon Cameron Dick, Minister for State Development. Read more: Queensland Government Statement

On the campaign trail

NWQROC took its Federal Election Campaign to Canberra starting in November 2018