The Committee for Brisbane is an active participant in and facilitator of discussions locally, state-wide and internationally about planning for the recovery phase from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tuesday 26 May 2020 Update – The Recovery Strategy Group has formed a list of priority projects and funding levers designed to generate new jobs and deliver regional economic value. These documents have been provided to the Lord Mayor, Deputy Lord Mayor and Cr Adam Allan. View the documents here:
Committee For Brisbane Recovery Strategy Group Recommendations Download
17 Fast-tracked Projects and Campaigns Download
28 Policy and Funding Levers-initiatives Download
Recovery Strategy Group
The Committee has formed a Recovery Strategy Group, comprising more than 30 members who are working collaboratively on issues/opportunities of shared interest, with a focus on planning for the recovery phase from the pandemic and lockdown.
The members of the Recovery Strategy Group are:
- Dr Aaron Than
- Andrew Thompson & Partners
- BBS Communications Group
- Brisbane Airport Corporation
- Conrad Gargett
- Davidson Recruitment
- Food Connect Shed
- Geoff McFarlane
- Hassell Studio
- McCullough Robertson Lawyers
- Metro Arts
- Place Design Group
- Portfolio Creative Services Group
- Sharon Baker & Co
- The Tivoli
- Three Plus
Queensland Response and Recovery Coalition
The Committee for Brisbane helped to establish the Queensland Response and Recovery Coalition (QRRC) – a group of more than 20 peak bodies and industry groups that have agreed to work together to plan for the longer-term recovery phase from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The QRRC formed out of a cross-industry meeting coordinated by the Committee for Brisbane in late March. The report from the March meeting can be found here and here.
QRRC Statement of Purpose:
COVID-19 is a strategy-derailing event that will require structural and governance responses to recalibrate the economy.
The Queensland Response and Recovery Coalition (QRRC) is a collective of peak bodies and industry groups, assembled to provide coordinated and relevant strategic advice to the state’s key decision makers.
By harnessing the knowledge and experience of this diverse group, the QRRC will inform government planning, policies and investment for economic recovery and long-term success.
The reputation of both Brisbane and Queensland will be determined by how we manage the response to the pandemic and how we plan for recovery – by improving the economy, maintaining collaborative government, and benefitting our society. This task is too big for governments alone.
The QRRC will look upward and forward to help plan for Queensland’s recovery, building on the State’s competitive advantages to create a better, stronger economy for our future.
The members of the QRRC are:
- Australian Industry Group
- Australian Institute of Architects
- Australian Retailers Association
- Civil Contractors Federation Queensland
- Committee for Brisbane
- Council of Mayors SEQ
- Engineers Australia
- Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia
- Live Performance Australia
- Master Electricians Australia
- National Association for the Visual Arts
- National Retail Association
- Office of Queensland Chief Entrepreneur
- Property Council of Australia
- Property Leaders Brisbane
- Queensland Hotels Association
- Queensland Major Contractors Association
- Queensland Tourism Industry Council
- Real Estate Institute of Queensland
- South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce
International Cities Coalition
The Committee for Brisbane is a member of an international coalition of cities that are sharing experiences and strategies associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
In mid-April, global video conferences were organised by some of the Committee’s international peers: Barcelona Global and Regional Plan Association of New York.
The Committee for Brisbane and the Committee for Sydney were the Australian participants on one call with representatives from Tel Aviv, Vienna, Sao Paulo, Toronto, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, New York and Barcelona.
An earlier video conference involved the cities of Cape Town, Hong Kong, Paris, Glasgow and Amsterdam.
The Report from those discussions provides interesting reading about how cities and governments were responding to the pandemic (as at mid-April 2020) can found here