Client: Maranoa Regional Council State: QLD
Like many regional and remote areas of Australia, one of the key issues facing the Maranoa (in Queensland) is that of population attraction and retention. With the regions resident population expected to decline outwards to 2041, AEC were engaged by Maranoa Regional Council to develop a Liveability Study and Implementation Strategy. The project aimed to assist council in identifying opportunities designed to facilitate the creation of jobs and investment to support population growth, as well as the existing local business community. The strategy also aimed to address the financial implications associated with population decline, with reductions in rate revenue creating challenges for funding provision and maintenance of critical infrastructure, utilities, recreational and social infrastructure, and other services that enhances liveability.