Queensland Government releases Drones Strategy Consultation Paper to gather public input on growing drone industry

The Queensland Government has announced the release of the Queensland Drones Strategy Consultation Paper, which looks to generate public input to help grow the state’s drone industry.

Taking to the stage to announce the paper at the inaugural World of Drones Congress held in Brisbane, a drone expo sponsored by the Queensland Government and Advance Queensland, state Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the government is looking at how the it can tackle regulatory challenges and open new business opportunities in the drone industry.

“Our highly skilled workforce, world-class research and development capabilities, technical expertise and Advance Queensland initiative have already put us in a very strong position, but to achieve this vision we need to work together,” she said.

“To ensure we get it right, we need everyone to have their say; business, industry, research and the community. We need to ensure industry can thrive, our research and development opportunities are maximised, our rights are protected and investment continues to flow into Queensland.”

Outlining the government’s aim, the consultation paper stated the vision is for Queensland to become a world leader in both drone technology and application, creating a space where the technology can “complement and enhance” the lives of local communities. Read more

James Ward – Startup Daily – 1 Sep 2017