Gold Coast to host Palaszczuk Government Community Cabinet next month

Published Wednesday, 20 April, 2016 at 02:39 PM

Premier and Minister for the Arts
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

The Palaszczuk Government’s next Community Cabinet meeting will be held at the Gold Coast on May 15 and 16.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told Parliament the Community Cabinet meeting was an opportunity for the Government to meet with local business owners, families and workers to discuss the Government's plan to create jobs for Queensland.

“The Community Cabinet meeting will be an important opportunity for my Government to further our work on the Gold Coast to create new jobs and opportunities,” the Premier said.

The public forum at the Gold Coast will be held on Sunday, 15 May 2016, starting at 1.30pm at Southport State High School.

“All Community Cabinet meetings hosted by my Government, include a public forum where members of the public can ask questions directly to me and my Ministers,” the Premier said.

The public forums were reinstated by the Palaszczuk Government last year.

The public forum will be immediately followed by formal deputations, which will be taken by Ministers and Directors-General of Government departments in the school hall from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

“The Gold Coast is growing strongly. As a Government, we are contributing to the growth in jobs and opportunity on the Gold Coast,” the Premier said.

“We’re building or upgrading 17 world-class facilities for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, making this area a powerhouse that will inject $2 billion into the Queensland economy and support around 30,000 jobs.

“The $320 million investment into sport and community infrastructure alone will support more than 1000 jobs during design and construction, as well as leaving a lasting legacy for the Coast.

“That’s on top of the 1,000 jobs supported during the construction of Stage 2 of Gold Coast Light Rail.”

Media contact: Kirby Anderson (Premier’s office) 0417 263 791