Largest National Consultation on Engagement for Better Infrastructure

20 June 2017

Building Queensland is partnering with the University of Melbourne in its Next Generation Engagement Project—Australia’s largest national consultation on engagement. In collaboration with 25 other national infrastructure, government, industry and research organisations, Building Queensland will help identify and address the knowledge gaps in engagement, social risk management and social licence impacting infrastructure projects.

Building Queensland recognises that it is not enough to prove an economic benefit or financial and commercial effectiveness; infrastructure investment must also provide social returns on that investment—effective engagement is critical to understanding those opportunities. That’s why Building Queensland developed supplementary guidance in our Business Case Development Framework, including the Social Impact Evaluation Guide and Benefits Management Framework.

Building Queensland will integrate the learnings from the project into its Business Case Development Framework guidance material to ensure only the best, thoroughly investigated and industry-tested information supports the expert advice we deliver to the Queensland Government.

The Next Generation Engagement Project will include the following consultation activities over the next six months:

  • a national survey on engagement and social license challenges in the infrastructure sector
  • workshops in each capital city with leading Australian practitioners and international experts
  • a gap analysis that details the most critical knowledge gaps for community engagement in the assessment of infrastructure opportunities
  • testing the gap analysis with infrastructure professionals across Australia.

In other work, Building Queensland’s third Infrastructure Pipeline Report will be available on our website shortly. The aim of the Infrastructure Pipeline is to inform the Queensland Government’s infrastructure investment decision-making.

The Pipeline has already had a significant influence on the infrastructure investment decisions of the Queensland Government. We are encouraged by the government’s response and expect to see more projects moving through our Pipeline.

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