State-run event receives international recognition

A growth summit hosted by the Queensland Government has been nominated for a major international award.

The Queensland Growth Management Summit, held in March this year, has been nominated for the 2011 Reinhard Mohn Prize for Revitalizing Democracy through Participation, to be awarded by the German-based foundation Bertelsmann Stiftung.

The event brought together more than 200 Queensland residents to debate population growth in the state.

Premier Anna Bligh said the summit generated more than 1400 new ideas for managing growth.

“In response, the Government has committed to delivery 22 major new initiatives and 25 supporting actions,” she said.

“We also established a new agency, Growth Management Queensland, to drive this agenda forward.”

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