Responsible Agency: Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation
Proposal Stage of Development: Detailed Business Case Underway
Building Queensland Role: Leading Detailed Business Case
Planned Stage End Date: Q4 2017
Estimated Cost of Delivery: $400–$600 million*
Date of Publication: June 2017 (for period 4 December 2016 – 3 June 2017)


Outside of South East Queensland, Public Safety Agencies rely on ageing analogue networks and equipment that do not meet the requirements of modern emergency services. The networks are not secure, do not allow for cross-agency communication and have coverage limitations in some areas. In addition, equipment is nearing end-of-life and requires upgrading. In some areas equipment does not comply with Australian Communications and Media Authority licensing requirements.


The proposal is undertaking a Concept of Operations Review to ensure the Detailed Business Case assesses the most suitable delivery model and value for money options for the provision of a fit-for-purpose radio communications network for Public Safety Agencies in regional Queensland. Australian Communications and Media Authority radio spectrum compliance is being taken into consideration as well as the utilisation of existing infrastructure and state resources.

The proposal is expected to:

  • increase Public Safety Agency collaboration and performance
  • increase officer safety and enhance operational effectiveness
  • improve alignment to mission critical communication standards
  • improve operational resource management
  • enhance data to inform future operational and strategic plans, policies and procedures.


Complete Detailed Business Case

* Nominal cost in Australian dollars 2016, Preliminary Business Case estimate provided by Responsible Agency.