Infrastructure Pipeline Update Released
16 January 2017
Building Queensland has just released its second Infrastructure Pipeline Report detailing the proposals it considers priorities for the state.
The Infrastructure Pipeline Report is Building Queensland’s independent assessment of infrastructure proposals under development by the Queensland Government.
Building Queensland Chair Alan Millhouse said the Pipeline contains the unfunded proposals that Building Queensland recommends the government consider further developing or are ready for consideration as part of government’s Budget processes.
“The Building Queensland Board has endorsed 20 infrastructure proposals for inclusion in the Pipeline across a wide variety of asset classes.” Mr Millhouse said.
“The Pipeline consists of the most compelling proposals that Building Queensland expects will boost productivity, provide best value returns to the state and ultimately meet the needs of the community.
“Following the recent endorsement by the Building Queensland Board of the completed Business Case, the Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade Project is now ready for consideration as part of government’s Budget processes. This is reflected accordingly in the Pipeline.
“We are also seeing more proposals in the early stages of the Pipeline, which highlights Building Queensland’s role in improving proposal development processes, as well as the positive engagement we have had with departments and government-owned corporations. This has been a particular area of focus for Building Queensland.
“Building Queensland undertakes a rigorous and independent appraisal process. For a proposal to be included in the Infrastructure Pipeline it must meet a number of tests including strategic, financial and economic, social and environmental and deliverability considerations.”
In the six months since the release of the inaugural report, five projects identified in the Pipeline have already secured a funding commitment from the state. These projects are: Cross River Rail, European Train Control System (ETCS) – Inner City, Pacific Motorway – Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes, Laboratory Information Systems and Financial System Renewal.
“We are pleased to see the Queensland Government is responding to Building Queensland’s independent advice.” Mr Millhouse said.
“Building Queensland has played a critical role not only developing proposals, as shown by the recent completion of the Business Case for the Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade Project, but also appraising infrastructure proposals for inclusion in the Pipeline.
“Our work on Business Case development and assessment means Building Queensland is continuing to facilitate important infrastructure outcomes for the state,” Mr Millhouse said.
Alongside the priority proposals included in the Report, Building Queensland has published an additional 24 proposal summaries where we are leading the preparation of the Business Case or are assisting an agency in developing a proposal. The full list of Proposal Summaries is available here.
Read more about the Infrastructure Pipeline.
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.