Andrew Powell.
Andrew Powell. Valerie Horton

Powell wants plan to be worn out from over-use

"I DON'T want the Queensland Plan to be a glossy document in pristine condition on people's desks," the 30-year plan's champion Andrew Powell said in Gympie yesterday.

"We've had enough of them already," he said.

"I want it to be dog-eared. I want coffee spilled on it. I want it to be referred to and read," he said.

"I don't want it to be a talkfest, like the 20-20 Summit."

And Gympie's business community had plenty of ideas for him to take away with him when he visited the region yesterday.

Mr Powell addressed a packed Gympie RSL Club Orchid Room at the invitation of the Gympie and District Chamber of Commerce.

After the Mackay conference, where hundreds of ideas were condensed into a much briefer statement, Mr Powell said the next step (after the surveys like that on MP David Gibson's website) would be another meeting to get the ideas in order.

"We're aiming at a two-day conference in October to put it all up and ask which answers are good and which are bad. We're very keen to have the public drive our future."