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Communities in Transition 

for Queensland Communities

Nuts, cattle grazing & dragging sample nets - CSIRO - Science Image - 3137, 10444  & 1948

Old sheep dip - Quest Media

Shaping our Future


This selection of reports and links provides background information to help inform resilient communities


The CSIRO Megatrends Report describes the outcomes from a CSIRO global foresight project. It presents six megatrends that will have a major impact on Australia over the next 20 years. 

Confidently Queensland - Creating a liveable, diversified and inclusive Queensland. This report by Deloitte looks at how five industry sectors can play a key role in shaping Queensland’s future over the next decade. These are Agriculture, Tourism, Education, Energy and Resources and Healthcare.

Talking 2030 - The National Farmers' Federation (NFF) wants to grow agriculture to $100 billion in farm gate output by 2030. Reaching that goal requires new ideas to accelerate the industry's growth.

Opportunities for Queensland landholders - Carbon farming could present significant economic opportunities for Queensland landholders over the next two decades if the right settings are put in place. For further information see the report by Energetics via this carbon farming link.

The CSIRO Digital Megatrends Report explores the coming decade of digital disruption through the lens of six interlinked megatrends - Intelligent machines, Digital dividends, Data driven trends, Burning platforms, Online burnout and Reality bites.

Transitioning to a new economy -  what would you do if you had one job for your whole life, then it was gone?

Parts of Australia were built on mining and coal-fired power-generation. Then they lost those industries. Former workers, residents, local government leaders and energy experts discuss the crisis some communities faced and the innovative ways they’re moving ahead. A link to this ABC podcast can be found here.

Transitioning Regional Economies - Productivity Commission Study Report Overview & Recommendation, 2017, Australian Productivity Commission

Commission to undertake a study into the geographic impacts of the transition of the Australian economy following the resources investment boom.

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