12,000 People, 320,000 square kilometres, $1.5 Billion in Growth
When rural and remote regions work together and focus on the things that really matter great things can happen. We have recently completed our fifth Pathfinder project in the Remote Area Planning and Development (RAPAD) region of central Queensland. The RAPAD region has one of the most dispersed populations in the country; 12,000 people spread across more than 320,000 square kilometres.
After a long period of drought, the Pathfinder report has identified that an estimated $1.5 billion of additional economic activity can be generated by 2031. Delivering on the priority areas of infrastructure, telecommunications, tourism, agriculture, energy and lifestyle are key to this significant opportunity.
The Pathfinder Initiative is a strategy development process led by communities and informed by our research. Using a collaborative approach it identifies the most important factors for a region’s economic growth, providing practical solutions for local leaders and the wider community.
RAPAD Pathfinder has given this region a set of clear and substantiated economic development goals, and the evidence needed to make the case that their region’s future is absolutely worth new investment.
Interested in finding out how a Pathfinder project could benefit your region? Contact Dr Leonie Pearson on 02 6260 3733 or [email protected]