Special Economic Zone

A Special Economic Zone could kick start the regional economy.

Regional Queensland mining and agriculture generate billions of dollars in government revenue and economic activity.

Rising costs and South East Queensland government-imposed regulation are putting this value at risk.

Action is needed to stimulate private investment in regional Queensland.

KAP wants to implement a Special Economic Zone scheme to create incentives for new projects in areas with rich mineral, energy and agricultural resources.

This classification would enable the Government to provide special regulatory and commercial arrangements for things like regulated transport services, agricultural water allocations, energy supply, and royalties.

Under this scheme the North West Minerals Province would be provided with immediate classification. Other regional areas will be investigated as a matter of priority.