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Digital Economy Strategy Update

The digital world is an integral part of Queensland’s economy, one that needs to be embraced in order to advance our economy, create jobs of the future, attract investment, build our prosperity and improve Queenslanders’ lives and lifestyles.

We released Queensland Digital: Draft Queensland Digital Economy Strategy for consultation in November 2013, receiving over 18,000 unique visitors and more than 1000 ideas and information inputs were collected. Thanks to all who contributed.

The strategy and associated actions are now being finalised for release in June, but we invite you to continue to share your stories showing the difference digital technologies can make, either as a case study or comment - please post these via the Forum or Your Stories tabs on the hub.

Use this space to find out more, converse and contribute to the Queensland Digital Economy Strategy.

If you are interested in the feedback we received during the consultation on the draft strategy, please read the Consultation Summary Report located on the document library right of the screen.

A review of submissions received during the public consultation phase found that there is general support for the draft strategy’s vision, strategic objectives, focus areas, desired outcomes and action ideas.

Key overall themes identified from the consultation feedback include:

  • Access to adequate broadband and mobile communications infrastructure (and services) identified as a key reason why people, businesses and communities do not engage more in the digital economy – and seen as a critical element needing to be addressed in the final Strategy to be effective.
  • Need for Queensland Government agencies and the final Strategy to be customer-centric by placing people and customers first, and involving Queenslanders in shaping and implementation of programs, activities and initiatives. Particular care and caution is required when using the term “digital first” as this may be interpreted to mean digital-only. Queenslanders want to access government services through their channel of choice.
  • Low levels of digital literacy (knowledge and skills) is seen as a major barrier and reason for people and businesses not engaging more in the digital economy. Other barriers identified include poor or no access to reliable digital services and infrastructure, lack of confidence in using digital technologies, and limited digital skills within the overall Queensland small business workforce.
  • Need to highlight and showcase areas of excellence and digital enablement that was occurring in Queensland and its regions – to build a prospectus to attract new investment as well as lead the way and provide exemplars to other regional Queenslanders and small businesses.
  • Queensland and its regions need to use digital technologies as an enabler and tool to sustain Queensland’s local and regional communities in an increasing borderless (global) marketplace.
  • Need to leverage off existing digital initiatives/services being delivered by other jurisdictions and stakeholders.

The key themes identified from the draft strategy’s consultation phase were consistent with the digital-related themes that emerged from the publicly available feedback, ideas and responses submitted during the development of the Queensland Plan. These responses show broad recognition of the enabling potential of digital technologies and the importance of broadband and communications infrastructure in strengthening the state’s economy and overcoming the challenges of distance and remoteness to open up access to its regions.

For more feedback from the consultation on the draft strategy please visit the relevant focus areas.


Digital Economy Strategy Update

The digital world is an integral part of Queensland’s economy, one that needs to be embraced in order to advance our economy, create jobs of the future, attract investment, build our prosperity and improve Queenslanders’ lives and lifestyles.

We released Queensland Digital: Draft Queensland Digital Economy Strategy for consultation in November 2013, receiving over 18,000 unique visitors and more than 1000 ideas and information inputs were collected. Thanks to all who contributed.

The strategy and associated actions are now being finalised for release in June, but we invite you to continue to share your stories showing the difference digital technologies can make, either as a case study or comment - please post these via the Forum or Your Stories tabs on the hub.

Use this space to find out more, converse and contribute to the Queensland Digital Economy Strategy.

If you are interested in the feedback we received during the consultation on the draft strategy, please read the Consultation Summary Report located on the document library right of the screen.

A review of submissions received during the public consultation phase found that there is general support for the draft strategy’s vision, strategic objectives, focus areas, desired outcomes and action ideas.

Key overall themes identified from the consultation feedback include:

  • Access to adequate broadband and mobile communications infrastructure (and services) identified as a key reason why people, businesses and communities do not engage more in the digital economy – and seen as a critical element needing to be addressed in the final Strategy to be effective.
  • Need for Queensland Government agencies and the final Strategy to be customer-centric by placing people and customers first, and involving Queenslanders in shaping and implementation of programs, activities and initiatives. Particular care and caution is required when using the term “digital first” as this may be interpreted to mean digital-only. Queenslanders want to access government services through their channel of choice.
  • Low levels of digital literacy (knowledge and skills) is seen as a major barrier and reason for people and businesses not engaging more in the digital economy. Other barriers identified include poor or no access to reliable digital services and infrastructure, lack of confidence in using digital technologies, and limited digital skills within the overall Queensland small business workforce.
  • Need to highlight and showcase areas of excellence and digital enablement that was occurring in Queensland and its regions – to build a prospectus to attract new investment as well as lead the way and provide exemplars to other regional Queenslanders and small businesses.
  • Queensland and its regions need to use digital technologies as an enabler and tool to sustain Queensland’s local and regional communities in an increasing borderless (global) marketplace.
  • Need to leverage off existing digital initiatives/services being delivered by other jurisdictions and stakeholders.

The key themes identified from the draft strategy’s consultation phase were consistent with the digital-related themes that emerged from the publicly available feedback, ideas and responses submitted during the development of the Queensland Plan. These responses show broad recognition of the enabling potential of digital technologies and the importance of broadband and communications infrastructure in strengthening the state’s economy and overcoming the challenges of distance and remoteness to open up access to its regions.

For more feedback from the consultation on the draft strategy please visit the relevant focus areas.

  • Full Submission - you may make a submission on the draft strategy.

    Please take part in our draft strategy submission survey.  The data and ideas collected will help us form the Queensland Digital Economy Strategy.  You may choose to complete the full submission or take part on the weekly focus area submissions. Your responses will not be visible or shared on the community engagement portal.

    Please take part in our draft strategy submission survey.  The data and ideas collected will help us form the Queensland Digital Economy Strategy.  You may choose to complete the full submission or take part on the weekly focus area submissions. Your responses will not be visible or shared on the community engagement portal.

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