Help shape state’s future with Noosa style Queensland Plan
NOOSA has a chance to stamp its stand-out character all over the Queensland plan and MP Glen Elmes is urging residents to get involved, boots and all.
Mr Elmes said Noosa needed to take up the challenge of describing the future Noosa and Queensland they wanted to see.
"Noosa has fought hard and long, with determination, passion and grit to get its local council back, to recover Noosa's birthright and for us to determine our local future the way we want it to be for us, our kids and their kids," Mr Elmes said.
"Today, I am challenging everyone in Noosa to do the same but to a different end.
"The Queensland plan is about what sort of Queensland we want to see in 30 years time.
"We can not stand back and let others dictate that for us. That is not the Noosa way.
"If we can get consistently over 80% of people in Noosa to say what sort of place we want every time we are asked, and we have been asked a number of times now, then I see no reason why we can not get 80% of the people of Noosa to have their say on the Queensland plan," he said.
The plan will help set the course for Noosa and Queensland for the next 30 years.
"The very special challenge I want to issue today is to two groups in particular," he said.
"Firstly, I challenge those over 68 years of age, especially those with grandchildren, to donate their lifetime wisdom to the cause of shaping a better Noosa and a better Queensland as their legacy to those who will follow them in the continuation of their family.
"Secondly, I challenge those who will reap the benefit in 30 years time of the decisions which we take today to tell us now as a matter of urgency what they want their future to look like."
He is encouraging Noosa families to sit down over dinner one night in the next week and answer the questions and dictate their own future. To provide these answers or to find out more about how you can get involved in the Queensland plan, visit qld.gov.au/queenslandplan or glenelmes.com.