Building Queensland’s First Independent Pipeline Report Released

27 June 2016

Building Queensland today released its first Infrastructure Pipeline Report to assist the Queensland Government in making its major infrastructure decisions.

The Infrastructure Pipeline Report provides independent expert advice to government, industry and the broader community on unfunded infrastructure proposals.

Building Queensland Board Chair Alan Millhouse said the Report identified 16 priority infrastructure proposals—four of which are ready for government investment consideration.

The four proposals which Building Queensland has assessed as being ready for a government investment
decision include:

  • Cross River Rail
  • European Train Control System (ETCS)—Inner City
  • Cunningham Highway—Yamanto Interchange to Ebenezer Creek
  • Pacific Motorway—Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes.

Mr Millhouse said a proposal’s inclusion in the Infrastructure Pipeline is a clear recommendation by Building Queensland to government to progress the proposal.

‘We are pleased to see the government has committed to progress the ETCS–Inner City project having received the business case from Building Queensland last month.

‘We have also submitted the Cross River Rail Business Case to the Queensland Government this month and this reflects its readiness for a funding decision in our  report.’

Mr Millhouse said the Infrastructure Pipeline Report articulated for the first time priorities across all key sectors and reflects proposals currently under development by Queensland Government departments, government owned corporations and a number of statutory authorities.

‘Proposals are at various stages of development—not all are ready for government investment consideration.

‘Building Queensland’s role is to add rigour to proposal development and recommend priority infrastructure proposals—and we believe our Infrastructure Pipeline Report achieves these aims.’

The Infrastructure Pipeline Report will be updated every six months to reflect current infrastructure priorities. ‘Identifying the best proposals to invest in is the most important factor in achieving optimal outcomes for the community from public infrastructure.’

‘The full report is available at Building Queensland’s website,’ Mr Millhouse said.

Building Queensland was established as in independent statutory body on 3 December 2015 in recognition of the need to ensure good infrastructure proposals progress beyond normal political cycles.

Building Queensland is providing strong leadership in developing a consistent longer-term approach to infrastructure proposal development and investment in Queensland.

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