The third volume of CEDA's Sustainable Queensland project is a detailed examination of how the state can cope with the growth expected in the years ahead.
The first paper on water infrastructure by Nick Apostolidis from GHD says South East Queensland already has a relatively comprehensive set of actual and proposed measures to expand water supply and restrain demand. Those measures should allow the region to cope with the extra 1.3 million people and the new industrial demand projected by 2051.
The second paper, by Professor Andrew Griffiths and Martina Linnenluecke of the University of Queensland Business School, explores the creation of corporate sustainability, arguing for leader from businesses as well as government.
The final paper, by Elizabeth Saxon and Tony Charters of Tony Charters and Associates, looks at the environment and ecotourism. It argues for measures to protect Queenslands environmental assets and to expand the states protected areas a measure it says would also help the fight against climate change.
The Sustainable Queensland project is run by a CEDA Queensland committee chaired by Professor Ken Wiltshire of the University of Queensland Business School.