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The Advancing our cities and regions strategy – Delivering economic and community development outcomes is an innovative approach to renewing and repurposing surplus and underutilised state property to deliver better community outcomes, create jobs and drive economic growth.

To help achieve this strategy eight economic and community zones have been identified where, through appropriate community engagement, sensitive land use planning and strategic development management, a range of projects will be delivered which will create long-term growth for Queensland.

Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) will lead the delivery of economic and community outcomes in these zones, many of which will contain iconic projects that will transform precincts and catalyse economic growth and diversification in our cities and regions.

Developments will need to deliver strong community benefits, meet broader government priorities such as innovation, affordable housing and expanded tourism, and will involve early engagement with local governments, the community, stakeholders and industry. New projects will also build on EDQ's existing portfolio of community, residential, urban renewal and industrial developments and provide additional income for reinvestment in future infrastructure projects.

Four targeted specific place-based opportunities within the South East, Central and North Queensland will be given priority as part of this initiative.

More details about the eight economic and community zones and four key opportunities can be found in the Advancing our cities and regions strategy (PDF icon 5.6 MB) – Delivering economic and community development outcomes brochure.