Local leaders across 6 communities have been working on place-based design of housing and home ownership options beyond government-led social housing. See their work here.

Every sub-region will move into implementation in 2018 but this does not mean that the co-design and planning phase is over.

Indeed, grassroots planning will be an ongoing focus to iterate sub-regional and regional plans. Ongoing participation and planning must be owned at that local level.

The next round of community meetings will commence soon – please subscribe to be informed of these and all other important points on the journey.

Willingness of local leaders and participants to drive the process forward—as the Facilitators have done—will be crucial.

Enabling support must be provided from the regional organisations and from government.

Regional Organisations are now negotiating with the Federal and Queensland governments for support and funding so we can continue our Pama Futures journey.