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    Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Jackie Trad

    BQ seeks industry experts to guide Queensland’s infrastructure program

    Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Jackie Trad

    Friday, May 08, 2015

    BQ seeks industry experts to guide Queensland’s infrastructure program

    Expressions of interest are now being called for board positions on the Palaszczuk Government’s newly created independent infrastructure advisory body, Building Queensland.

    The eight-person board will guide and shape the future of Queensland’s infrastructure program.

    Speaking at the Property Council of Australia’s Downtown Breakfast this morning in Brisbane, Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Jackie Trad encouraged the best and brightest in the infrastructure, planning and delivery business to nominate for the board positions.

    “Building Queensland will provide independent, expert advice to the government on productivity-lifting infrastructure priorities based on rigorous business cases, including cost-benefit analyses and community benefits,” Ms Trad said.

    “It has been established within the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.”

    “Legislation for Building Queensland is to be introduced and considered by the Queensland Parliament and following the enactment of legislation, I expect Building Queensland to be operating as an independent statutory body by the end of this year.”

    “The Board will provide strategic direction to Building Queensland during the remainder of this year, and will begin its formal functions once the Building Queensland legislation is in place.

    “We are seeking experts in the infrastructure and major projects, finance and public private partnerships, urban planning and design, engineering and construction, economics, and transport and logistics arena.”

    “Establishing Building Queenslandto create a pipeline of projects for consideration is a key priority for this government, and shows that we’re serious about delivering projects and jobs that will grow the economy.

    “Industry, investors and communities deserve to know how and when the state’s infrastructure needs will be determined and delivered,” Ms Trad said.

    Building Queensland will ensure a consistent framework across government for prioritising and assessing costs and benefits of competing projects, increase opportunities for leveraging Commonwealth funding, and will develop a pipeline of projects for the government to consider.

    The Board of Building Queensland will meet a minimum of three times a year.

    Applications close on Monday May 25, 2015.

    Visit www.buildingqueensland.qld.gov.au for more information.

     

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