Building Queensland releases state’s top infrastructure proposals

19 July 2017

Building Queensland identified 23 priority infrastructure proposals for the Queensland Government to consider in our June 2017 Infrastructure Pipeline Report, released today.

This third Report is Building Queensland’s independent assessment of unfunded infrastructure proposals under development by Queensland Government agencies, including departments, government-owned corporations and nominated statutory authorities.

The 23 priority infrastructure proposals identified in the Report cover both social and economic infrastructure. These range from proposals in the Strategic Business Case stage, right through to those ready for investment consideration by government.

Of the two proposals recommended for investment consideration, already one—the Smithfield Transport Corridor Upgrade—has been funded since our Pipeline was presented to government. A further eight proposals in the Detailed Business Case stage are scheduled to be completed in the next 12–18 months.

Since our first Infrastructure Pipeline Report was released in June 2016, the state  government has fully or partially funded eight proposals Building Queensland has recommended as priorities for the state. These are:

  • Cross River Rail (Transport—Rail)
  • European Train Control System (ETCS)—Inner City (Transport—Rail) 
  • Burdekin Falls Dam—Saddle Dam & Monolith Improvement Project (Water)
  • Pacific Motorway—Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes (Transport—Road)
  • Port of Townsville Channel Capacity Upgrade (Transport—Ports)
  • Financial System Renewal (Health—ICT)
  • Laboratory Information System (Health—ICT)
  • Smithfield Transport Corridor Upgrade (Transport—Road).

The application of Building Queensland’s Business Case Development Framework is increasing the rigour of proposals we are assessing for inclusion in the Pipeline. We commend our partners across government for their efforts in working with us to apply the Framework in developing proposals for the Infrastructure Pipeline.

In delivering independent advice to government, Building Queensland is focused on providing industry and the community with visibility of infrastructure proposals currently being considered.

Building Queensland has also published additional proposal summaries alongside those priorities included in our Pipeline Report, where we are leading the preparation of the Business Case or are assisting an agency in developing a proposal.

View the full report and additional proposal summaries.

Listen to Damian Gould on the June 2017 Infrastructure Pipeline Report.

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