Kawana MP Jarrod Bleijie has congratulated local resident Jordyn Archer on her appointment to The Queensland Plan Ambassadors Council.
It comes as Queensland Premier Campbell Newman launched The Queensland Plan: Queenslanders’ 30-year vision in Hervey Bay.
Ms Archer and her fellow Queensland Plan Ambassadors Council members will lead community and government engagement to oversee the Plan’s implementation and encourage state-wide participation.
“Ms Archer is an impressive young Queenslander with incredible community spirit. She was named Queensland Young Australian of the Year in recognition of her efforts helping those in need,” Mr Bleijie said.
“At 16, she established her own not-for-profit organisation, Chant4Change. In the past five years, her fundraising concerts have contributed many thousands of dollars to the work of Destiny Rescue, a charity which frees girls from sex-trafficking and provides them with a home, skills training and a fresh start to life.
“I congratulate Jordyn and I know her contribution to implementing The Queensland Plan will be an important one.”
Mr Bleijie said Queenslanders had spoken loud and clear in The Queensland Plan, identifying the economy, education and the regions as keys to a vibrant and prosperous state.
“The Queensland Plan will help enhance Kawana’s prosperity,” he said.
“It reflects a range of community aspirations and will play a key role in helping unite business, industry, community and government activities right across the state.
“The Queensland Plan is the result of the largest community engagement activity of its kind undertaken in Australia.
“The ‘people’s plan’ provides key goals on jobs and the economy with agreement among 80,000 participating Queenslanders that they wanted their state to be the number one performing economy in Australia which provided the best job opportunities in the nation.
“Queenslanders have set ambitious goals to help drive our state forward over the next three decades. Through The Queensland Plan process, we now have a long-term vision for the state that essentially all Queenslanders have signed on for and that’s a powerful thing which we should all be excited about.
“It offers a wonderful opportunity for Kawana to think outside the square in terms of how we grow our economy and strengthen our community connections.
“While we won’t always agree on how to achieve all our goals, it is important to keep the conversation going to find common ground and new ways to collaborate.”
The Queensland Plan sets a road map for state growth and prosperity across nine foundation areas and identifies 20 targets. Implementation will involve contributions from all levels of government, business, industry, community organisations and individuals; and progress will be monitored and reported on annually.
“I encourage everyone to work with Jordyn and her Queensland Plan Ambassadors Council peers and to read The Queensland Plan and think about how you can contribute,” Mr Bleijie said.
To find out more about The Queensland Plan visit www.qld.gov.au/queenslandplan.
The Queensland Plan Ambassadors Council
|CEO Public Service Commission
|Destiny Rescue Australia
|Principal Pioneer State High School
|Brisbane City Council; President, LGAQ
|CEO Translational Research Institute
|President Queensland Farmers Federation
|Chief Executive Queensland Tourism Industry Council
|Vice-Chancellor and President The University of Queensland
|Executive Director Property Council of Australia (QLD Division)
|The Hon. Councillor
|Mayor Mt Isa City Council
|Conservation Sector Director South West NRM Ltd
|CEO Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council