The Queensland Futures Institute’s 2022 Policy Leaders Forums feature influential policy makers and shapers.

Building diverse industries, attracting and retaining skills, accessing capital, and supporting catalytic infrastructure are some of the most important themes for regional economic development and were key factors explored in  QFI’s Better Cities, Better Regions report.

The panel have an important leadership role in driving regional growth initiatives and explored their strategies and ideas for the future to build flourishing regional hubs throughout Queensland.

Councillor Jack Dempsey, Mayor, Bundaberg Regional Council
Councillor Jenny Hill, Mayor, City of Townsville
Councillor Bob Manning OAM, Mayor, Cairns Regional Council
Councillor Karen Williams, Mayor, Redland City Council
Councillor Adam Allan, Civic Cabinet Chair, City Planning and Suburban Renewal,  Brisbane City Council
Moderator – Diana Lollato, Executive Director, Local Government & Water, Client Division, Queensland Treasury Corporation

Click here for Better Ideas Report

Please click on link to Video of the Forum