Achievements and Deliverables
A Strategic Blueprint for Queensland’s North West Minerals Province ( 2.6 MB) has delivered a raft of new geological resources for industry, diversification opportunities in high value crops, opened new tourism markets and employment programs for young and Indigenous job seekers.
This also includes new opportunities arising as part of Queensland’s post COVID-19 economic recovery program of work.
In addition to the initial $39 million investment, the release of key blueprint strategies and research projects have leveraged a further $260 million in Queensland Government investment for the region.
Biennial Review 2017-2019
A biennial review was undertaken of the blueprint to ensure the actions remained on track and continued to be relevant and responsive to the evolving circumstances in the North West Mineral Province. A Strategic Blueprint for Queensland’s North West Minerals Province- Biennial Review 2017-2019 ( 1.2 MB) outlines the progress and achievements made from July 2017 to November 2019.
The North West Agricultural Strategy
The North West Agricultural Strategy and Implementation Plan ( 3.9 MB)focuses on opportunities to enhance agricultural production and employment in North West Queensland. The plan is supported by documents developed in close consultation with key regional stakeholders and supply chain partners.
- How Do We Increase Ag Production? In the NWMP to Create Significant New Employment ( 3.2 MB)
- Twenty Opportunities, Identifying Diversification Opportunities in North West Queensland ( 3.2 MB)
- Mungbean, the $70M Diversification Opportunity in North West Queensland ( 2.7 MB)
- Shea, the $40M Diversification Opportunity in North West Queensland ( 5.9 MB)
- Sesame, the $250M Diversification Opportunity in North West Queensland ( 5.7 MB)
North West Queensland Digital Visitor Survey
The North West Queensland Digital Visitor Survey ( 4.4 MB) is being used to support the development of the tourism industry, including marketing material and sourcing project funds.
North West Minerals Province Tailings Audit
The North West Minerals Province Tailings Audit ( 629.7 KB) outlines the economic opportunities in reprocessing mine waste materials, particularly low-grade mineral ores left behind in former or long-established mines.
North West Futures Forum
The Queensland Government hosted the 2018 North West Futures forum in Mount Isa, with government, community and industry leaders mapping the next wave of resource development and new industry for the area. With over 100 attendees the forum provided a focal point to engage and provide valuable feedback on innovation and development opportunities for the region.
New Economy Minerals Investment Opportunities in Queensland’s Minerals Provinces
The New Economy Minerals Investment Opportunities in Queensland’s Minerals Provinces ( 6.3 MB) prospectus provides information to help accelerate exploration activities for the minerals needed in the production of renewable, medical and defence technologies.
North West Queensland Economic Diversification Strategy
The North West Queensland Economic Diversification Strategy identifies opportunities across the resources, agriculture, tourism, business, and industry sectors to support long-term sustainable growth in North West Queensland.
Enquiries about the blueprint can be emailed to North West Queensland Regional Office or by telephone 07 4747 3900.
Last updated: 10 Nov 2021