2017–18 Annual Report released
02 October 2018
Building Queensland continues to perform a key role in helping government make informed infrastructure decisions.
Building Queensland’s recently released annual report shows a sizeable increase in the volume of business cases undertaken by Building Queensland, with 11 detailed business cases completed in the 2017-18 reporting period.
The analysis and recommendations underpinning the projects led by Building Queensland has positioned government to make informed, evidence-based infrastructure decisions, including funding approvals and other actions to address the service needs. The Lower Fitzroy River Infrastructure Project is an example of a project that is now progressing for implementation after receiving state and federal funding approvals. Building Queensland’s business case for the Lower Fitzroy River Infrastructure Project demonstrated an opportunity to supplement urban water supplies and enhance agricultural and industrial development in the Fitzroy Basin and Gladstone region. For the Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor Detailed Business Case, Building Queensland concluded that the costs of proceeding with a new line at this time would significantly outweigh the benefits. Recognising the strategic importance of the freight line, Building Queensland recommended the government preserve the rail corridor. The government’s acceptance of Building Queensland’s advice will reduce the risks associated with the delivery of the project when it is needed.
To help the Queensland Government progress priority proposals in the planning stages, Building Queensland produced two updates to the Infrastructure Pipeline Report. In the 12 months since the June 2017 Infrastructure Pipeline Report, the Queensland Government committed funding to 11 projects considered to be priorities by Building Queensland. A further 14 proposals were added to the infrastructure pipeline. Importantly, in our June 2018 pipeline report a new section was added featuring detailed business cases Building Queensland is leading that have funding commitments from the Queensland Government for delivery. The inclusion of this section provides full visibility of Building Queensland’s work program.
Looking forward, Building Queensland is well progressed in developing business cases for the Bruce Highway, M1 Pacific Motorway, Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3A, Logan Hospital Expansion Inner City South State Secondary College, Nullinga Dam and the Cross River Rail Precincts – Roma Street.
As more business cases are completed and considered by government, the information underpinning government’s decisions will be made available on our website.
Read Building Queensland’s 2017-18 Annual Report.
23 July 2018
The state’s independent infrastructure advisor Building Queensland has identified seven new priority proposals in the June 2018 Infrastructure Pipeline Report, with a further nine progressed out of the pipeline having received funding commitments.
17 July 2018
A detailed business case for the proposed Nullinga Dam is underway with Building Queensland leading its development in partnership with the project proponent—SunWater. The proposed dam is in far north Queensland on the Walsh River within Mareeba Shire Council, approximately 55 kilometres south-west of Cairns and 24 kilometres south-west of Mareeba.
19 April 2018
The Queensland Government has accepted Building Queensland’s advice to preserve the Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor (TEARC)—a move that will significantly reduce the future financial costs of delivering the project when it is needed.