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The Minister’s Planning Awards will be presented at the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) Queensland Awards for Planning Excellence in November 2021.

Prizes on offer as part of the awards include four-week paid internships with the department’s Planning Group — giving you a valuable opportunity to showcase your knowledge and apply your studies in a real-life context.

The internships will give you an opportunity to see first-hand how Queensland’s planning framework drives economic growth and delivers well-planned, sustainable and resilient communities. You’ll be involved in a variety of work including regional and state planning, development assessment, statutory planning, and policy development.

For graduating students — or students who have recently graduated in 2020 — a cash prize of $2000 will be awarded for the Minister’s Planning Award Thesis or Research Category.

We will also profile the winner’s submissions and the best ideas we receive on our website — giving you a chance to showcase your work for prospective employment opportunities.

Last updated: Friday, Jun 4, 2021