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    Delivering on the Government’s Statement of Objectives for the Community

    DPC has been driving key projects to support the Government’s Statement of Objectives for the Community and supporting Getting Queensland back on track. During 2013–14 we undertook a number of key achievements, which are showcased below. Working with other agencies to get these major projects up and running has further strengthened our relationships with our key stakeholders.

    In early 2013, Queensland embarked on a journey to create a 30-year vision for the state by harnessing the wisdom of its people. Facilitated by DPC, The Queensland Plan was developed in consultation with citizens from every region and demographic across the state including those in rural and remote locations. Queenslanders were asked to describe their ideal future and indicate how it could be achieved. From this, nine focus areas emerged: Education, Community, Regions, Economy, Health and wellbeing, Environment, People, Infrastructure, and Governance. These formed the basis of The Queensland Plan: a 30-year vision for Queensland—our working draft. To achieve the Plan’s goals and targets everyone has a role to play in making the vision a reality.

    The Open Data initiative is part of the Queensland Public Sector Renewal Program and our vision to create the best public service in the nation. Globally, the release of data has driven innovation, growth and job creation, and directly benefited the community. A key initiative of DPC since October 2012, Open Data encourages people, companies, researchers and non-government organisations to develop innovative solutions to Queenslanders’ needs, and help make government more transparent and accountable. DPC has led the nation with more than of 1182 data sets published on the open data portal as at 30 June 2014. The June 2014 quarter alone saw a 70 per cent increase in the number of Queensland Government data sets available, the largest quarterly release of data. The inaugural Premier’s Awards for Open Data were held, and produced apps which improve community liveability—including those that issue school zone alerts, plan bus and train trips, and help those working in the health and community services sector find the right services for their clients. Each department’s open data strategy is now published on

    Between 2014 and 2018 Australia will commemorate the Anzac Centenary, a five-year program marking 100 years since the country’s involvement in the First World War. On 5 August 2014 the Premier officially launched the Queensland Anzac Centenary in Parliament. In preparation for the state’s commemorations, the department’s Anzac Centenary Coordination Unit established a program of activities to run throughout 2014–18. The unit has also been working in partnership with the State Library of Queensland, Queensland Museum and Brisbane City Council to deliver key legacy projects for Queenslanders. This is being achieved by the:

    • establishment of digitised stories, treasures and educational resources, Q ANZAC 100
    • creation of a new permanent museum gallery, Anzac Legacy Gallery
    • restoration and enhancement of the state’s most important war memorial Anzac Square.

    DPC’s vision is to be the best lead agency in the Australian public sector, with an efficient, modern and customer-focused public service. The Queensland Public Sector Renewal Program, led by DPC, sets the state’s strategy to provide better services and value for all Queenslanders. A number of transformational initiatives and projects were developed in 2013–14 to drive innovation, partnerships and create choice to meet the future challenges of the public sector. In June 2014, Queensland hosted an inter-jurisdictional forum that aimed to strengthen ties between states and enhance cross-border collaboration. Representatives from across Australia attended the forum with delegates sharing strategies, successes and challenges from public sector renewal initiatives in their jurisdiction. The forum re-affirmed the importance of ongoing renewal and highlighted the opportunities to share challenges and successes learnt from others, and to partner on renewal initiatives.

    Scheduled for launch in early July 2014, DPC’s Best Program will reinforce its aim to focus efforts on becoming the best lead agency in Australia. Initiatives to drive innovation, recognise employees, build organisational capability and enhance our reputation that are fun and energetic are the key goals of the Best Program. A specially formed committee will manage the initiatives drive the program. The first initiative launched under the Program—the Best Certificate—will celebrate DPC’s successes through formally recognising and acknowledging outstanding achievement across the department.

    The G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane in November 2014 will be the largest gathering of world leaders Australia has ever seen. The G20 State Coordination Unit (SCU) was established to deliver a safe, secure and successful G20. In the lead up to the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Cairns in September, and the Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane in November, the SCU is working to maximise the economic benefits of G20 for Queensland for many years to come, showcase Queensland to the world, deliver a number of legacy projects, and coordinate whole-of-government G20 activities. The SCU are also planning G20 activities with federal and local governments and stakeholders and providing community engagement support to the federal G20 Taskforce, including two Brisbane Community Information Forums in December 2013 and April 2014.  The G20 SCU chairs the state’s G20 Steering Committee and G20 Engagement and Communication Working Group and provides high level support to the states G20 Economic Benefits Working Group, chaired by Trade and Investment Queensland. The two working groups are guiding the state’s leveraging of economic benefits arising from the G20. In addition, the groups lead communication related to safety and security, civic education, visitor experiences and trade and investment opportunities. Cross-government engagement with all working group members by the G20 SCU in late 2013 led to the successful development of two key strategies for the delivery of the G20 for Queensland; the G20 Economic Benefits Leveraging Strategy and the G20 Engagement and Communication Strategy.

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    Last updated:
    20 August, 2018
    Last reviewed:
    20 October, 2014