Rebuild our community

Let’s make smart decisions to make our communities healthier and more resilient. 

In good times and hard times, Queenslanders come together with kindness, humour and resilience. Whether it’s a health pandemic, bushfires, floods or drought, our communities rally around to look after each other. Let's work together to make our communities healthier and more resilient. 

With government leadership, we can weatherproof homes right across our state so they’re a pleasure to live in. We can make the homes of families on low incomes energy efficient – and create resilient buildings for regional and remote communities to stay safe from extreme weather and bushfires.  

While we’re at it, let’s upgrade publicly-owned buildings and operations across Queensland and make our hospitals, evacuation centres, fire stations, schools, public and social housing, and libraries renewable, energy efficient and weatherproof. With government leadership, initiatives like these will create jobs in local communities, generate economic stimulus and create great public spaces for us all to share, while cutting electricity costs and reducing climate emissions. 

Rachel Leembruggen, small business owner and mum, Ipswich

I want my kids to grow up in a community that’s sustainable. That’s why I started my small business – to grow and give.

Rachel Leembruggen, small business owner and mum, Ipswich

Rachel's story

Rachel Leembruggen loves plants. And food. And especially plants that are food. So it's no surprise that growing food is the heart of the small business she runs from her backyard in Springfield, Queensland. Rachel's passionate about sharing the benefits of "growing your own”, contributing to the community and having an impact beyond her own veggie patch. 

Rachel's business, Plot Australia, is great example of Queenslanders rolling up their sleeves to grow healthy, connected and resilient communities. From her own backyard and with three kids under four, Rachel is showing us how it can be done – and how much happiness comes from rebuilding communities.