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What is the benefit of an SEQ City Deal?
Boardroom Briefing

16 May 2019
Brisbane CBD TBA upon registration
AICC Member : $155
Non-Member : $175
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What is the benefit of an SEQ City Deal?

Thursday 16th May 2019

In March, all three levels of government agreed to negotiate an SEQ City Deal, focused on creating one region that is connected locally and competing globally. To do this, the City Deal for SEQ will concentrate on unlocking our potential and overcoming our challenges, including improved regional transport connectivity, more high-value jobs, and even better lifestyle advantages.

The Queensland Government, SEQ Local Governments and key industry leaders across SEQ have identified these six transformational opportunities as having the capacity to unlock the potential of our region. All six of these transformational opportunities can only be delivered through strong collaboration and focus between all tiers of government and the private sector. Collectively we can unlock the benefits of “good growth” and deliver a step change in our region and nation’s future.

Matt Collins, will discuss the need for the SEQ City Deal and unpack the transformational opportunities it will offer


  1. Build on Cross River Rail and Brisbane Metro to move SEQ towards a 45-minute region by delivering the next wave of Rail and Metro projects to connect key activity and growth centres.

  2. Supercharge an SEQ Trade and Enterprise Spine between the Toowoomba Trade Gateway and the Australia TradeCoast by connecting Inland Rail to the Port of Brisbane.

  3. Ignite Innovation Precincts to deliver more high-value, knowledge-intensive jobs through enabling-infrastructure and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.

  4. Establish SEQ as Australia’s leading Smart Digital Region by leveraging the new International Broadband Submarine Cable to deliver a Digital Trade Hub and taking a region-wide approach to data and digital connectivity.

  5. Deliver better recreational spaces and landscapes for our growing region, including through a new tripartite Liveability Fund to co-invest in critical blue and green infrastructure.

  6. Deliver greater coordination and collaboration between federal, state and local governments, including a new tripartite Regional Coordination Board to support strategic governance for the region.

Hear more about how this deal can benefit your business, community and lifestyle from Matt Collins, General Manager of Queensland Treasury’s Cities Transformation Taskforce.

Mr Matt Collins, General Manager, Queensland Treasury’s Cities Transformation Taskforce

Matt CollinsMatt Collins commenced as General Manager of Queensland Treasury’s Cities Transformation Taskforce in April 2018.   In this role, he is leading the Queensland Government’s cities agenda, with a particular focus on City Deals to boost prosperity, liveability and sustainability.  City Deals bring together federal, state and local governments to align planning, investment and governance to drive jobs, economic reform and urban renewal. Before commencing in this role, Matt served as Chief of Staff to Queensland’s Deputy Premier, where he worked across the Treasury, Infrastructure, Transport, Planning and Local Government portfolios. He has also worked in the private sector for Urbis and LandPartners, where he consulted to a range of major firms on planning, infrastructure and city-making.  He holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning, as well as a degree in journalism and public policy.


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