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Brisbane Summit Plans Queensland of the Future

By Andrew Bell

Representatives at the Queensland Plan summit in Brisbane laid out plans for the region's future development by outlining a 30 year plan for the state.

The top 10 priorities for the region were worked out after 600 representatives considered the 78,000-odd submissions made by the public.

Buyers considering investing in rentals in Surfers Paradise might be interested to know the main priorities of the region are education, infrastructure and innovation, according to Premier Campbell Newman.

"Queenslanders believe our regions should be boosted to support stronger, healthier communities and attract people who want to live, study and work in them," he explained.

Mr Newman said the population of Queensland is set to top seven million by 2041 and the priorities raised in the plan will have measurable outcomes, so progress can be tracked.

Investments into real estate in Surfers Paradise should bring strong returns if the plan achieves its goals to encourage professionals to move to the region.

The plan wants to see Queensland achieve the highest productivity rate in the country with no skills shortage.

Life expectancy should also increase and the plan wants to see this rise by 10 years, potentially resulting in a better and more attractive lifestyle for residents.

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