Building Queensland’s Business Case Development Framework ensures a consistent and rigorous approach to proposal development, enabling decision-makers to compare investment opportunities. The framework guides business case investment proposals through three stages:

  • Stage 1: Strategic Assessment—conception
  • Stage 2: Options Analysis—generating and analysing options
  • Stage 3: Detailed Business Case—detailed analysis of the preferred options.

The guides for these stages are supported by Word templates to assist practitioners in developing infrastructure proposals. Supplementary guides are also available for further guidance.

Our Business Case Development Framework integrates with frameworks and infrastructure investment systems at both state and national levels. It is scalable and can be applied to all infrastructure proposals. It provides fit-for-purpose guidance recognising the different needs, assumptions and considerations for business case analysis.

Download the Business Case Development Framework fact sheet.

Stage 1: Strategic Assessment

Purpose

To identify potential ideas that could resolve the issues or develop the opportunity.

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Evaluate whether any of the ideas have the potential to be viable options.

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Stage 2: Options Analysis

Purpose

To narrow the breadth of options by applying rigorous evaluation criteria before assessing the viability of any remaining options.

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Building on the work of the previous stage.

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Stage 3: Detailed Business Case

Purpose

To evaluate the viability of the highest ranked option with surety of outcomes across all evaluation criteria and develop investment implementation plans.

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Building on the work of the previous stage.

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