Deputy Premier Steven Miles has launched the Queensland New Industry Development Strategy (QNIDS) during his address to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia.
QNIDS will help businesses tap into manufacturing opportunities to build the infrastructure and products the world needs, to shift to renewables.
The strategy targets six key areas:
- Renewable energy manufacturing and infrastructure
- Critical minerals processing, manufacturing and product development
- Battery industry development
- Green hydrogen
- The circular economy, including resource recovery
- and the bioeconomy including biofuels and sustainable aviation fuel
Under the strategy, a state-wide Local Economic Opportunities Network will be established, so Queensland communities can identify opportunities on the ground.
The state government will also deploy the $5.84 billion Queensland Jobs Fund and tap into the catalyst Regional Economic Futures Fund, to deliver initiatives that help regional economic growth, especially in communities impacted by the transition to a low-emissions economy (North West Minerals Province – and the economic corridor through to Townsville – Greater Whitsunday, Central Queensland, Darling Downs South-West and South Burnett regions).
“This marks our commitment to making Queensland the state of opportunity in industries that will be in demand as we shift to a decarbonised global economy,” Miles said. “There is an immediate opportunity to expand our footprint in global markets of high-value supply chains involved in this transition – and we’re seizing it.
“We are positioned strongly to leverage our unique strengths, including a wealth of natural resources; world-class ports; skilled workforce; and long-standing trading partnerships.
“Our Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan sets a strong foundation for a clean energy future that promotes innovation, more jobs, sustainable communities and economic growth.
“With this New Industry Development Strategy, we are taking the next steps to strengthen Queensland’s capabilities to manufacture the equipment needed to make the shift to decarbonisation and build whole new industries to support that transition.
“Our regions are uniquely set up to support this shift to new, high-value industries and we will work with industry, universities and our Queensland communities to ensure we take advantage of every opportunity.”
By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment.
Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. Any other transfer to third parties will not take place unless this is justified on the basis of applicable data protection regulations or if pv magazine is legally obliged to do so.
You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future, in which case your personal data will be deleted immediately. Otherwise, your data will be deleted if pv magazine has processed your request or the purpose of data storage is fulfilled.
Further information on data privacy can be found in our Data Protection Policy.