2017–18 Annual Report released
02 October 2018
Building Queensland continues to perform a key role in helping government make informed infrastructure decisions.
Building Queensland’s recently released annual report shows a sizeable increase in the volume of business cases undertaken by Building Queensland, with 11 detailed business cases completed in the 2017-18 reporting period.
The analysis and recommendations underpinning the projects led by Building Queensland has positioned government to make informed, evidence-based infrastructure decisions, including funding approvals and other actions to address the service needs. The Lower Fitzroy River Infrastructure Project is an example of a project that is now progressing for implementation after receiving state and federal funding approvals. Building Queensland’s business case for the Lower Fitzroy River Infrastructure Project demonstrated an opportunity to supplement urban water supplies and enhance agricultural and industrial development in the Fitzroy Basin and Gladstone region. For the Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor Detailed Business Case, Building Queensland concluded that the costs of proceeding with a new line at this time would significantly outweigh the benefits. Recognising the strategic importance of the freight line, Building Queensland recommended the government preserve the rail corridor. The government’s acceptance of Building Queensland’s advice will reduce the risks associated with the delivery of the project when it is needed.
To help the Queensland Government progress priority proposals in the planning stages, Building Queensland produced two updates to the Infrastructure Pipeline Report. In the 12 months since the June 2017 Infrastructure Pipeline Report, the Queensland Government committed funding to 11 projects considered to be priorities by Building Queensland. A further 14 proposals were added to the infrastructure pipeline. Importantly, in our June 2018 pipeline report a new section was added featuring detailed business cases Building Queensland is leading that have funding commitments from the Queensland Government for delivery. The inclusion of this section provides full visibility of Building Queensland’s work program.
Looking forward, Building Queensland is well progressed in developing business cases for the Bruce Highway, M1 Pacific Motorway, Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3A, Logan Hospital Expansion Inner City South State Secondary College, Nullinga Dam and the Cross River Rail Precincts – Roma Street.
As more business cases are completed and considered by government, the information underpinning government’s decisions will be made available on our website.
Read Building Queensland’s 2017-18 Annual Report.
21 August 2019
Building Queensland has released the 2019 Infrastructure Pipeline Report, detailing 18 priority proposals under development by the Queensland Government. Over 70 per cent of proposals previously listed in the report have progressed to further stages of development, with six securing funding for delivery. The funded projects include Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3A; new primary, secondary […]
02 August 2019
Building Queensland has released the Nullinga Dam and Mareeba Dimbulah Water Supply Scheme Improvements Detailed Business Case. Developed in partnership with Sunwater, the business case provides a robust assessment of the opportunities and challenges of increasing water available for agricultural activities in support of potential future demand in the Mareeba Dimbulah Water Supply Scheme. The […]
07 June 2019
Mr Liam Gordon has been appointed to the newly created position of Executive Director, Strategy and Advisory, Building Queensland. Mr Gordon has over 20 years’ experience in the Queensland public and infrastructure sectors. He has served as Executive General Manager, Projects at Queensland Rail as well as Deputy Under Treasurer, Economics at Queensland Treasury. Mr […]