The Directions Paper provides that the purpose of the State
Infrastructure Plan is to:
set the strategic direction and foster innovation in
Government's planning, investment and delivery of
identify the anticipated service needs and infrastructure
investment opportunities for a prosperous Queensland;
develop a sustainable and credible pipeline of investment for
industry, drawing on the independent advice of Building Queensland
and input from government agencies; and
provide context to enable greater co-ordination between public
The Plan will be an overarching document with Infrastructure
Plans to follow at the local government level.
The Plan would focus on State Government-led (including
Government Owned Corporations) significant economic and social
infrastructure including road, rail, port, airports, energy, water,
health, education, digital, safety, art and cultural and
It will also recognise private projects – infrastructure
that is a co-ordinated project under the State Development and
Public Works Organisation Act 1971 will form the basis of non-state
government projects in the Plan.
The two components of the infrastructure pipeline will be:
what infrastructure is planned over the next four years;
future infrastructure opportunities and challenges on the
horizon over a 4-15+ year timeframe.
The timeline for the Directions Paper
The timeline for the Plan is to be finalised and updated
following on from the release of the Directions Paper:
Comments on Directions Paper close: 1 July 2015
Draft State Infrastructure Plan released for consultation: late
Final State Infrastructure Plan: early 2016
First annual update: mid-2017 (in line with budget cycle).
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