Queensland 2018 State Infrastructure Plan update released
The Queensland Government has released the 2018 update of the State Infrastructure Plan, providing a four year program of infrastructure investment that is aligned with the 2018–19 State Budget. The update, in two parts, is intended to “coordinate infrastructure across government agencies and align national, state, regional and local infrastructure plans”.
Part A, Strategy, sets out the vision to guide infrastructure investment in Queensland and will be updated every five years. It identifies the state’s infrastructure challenges and objectives, and presents a set of directions that will guide the government’s approach to the planning, delivery and operation of infrastructure.
Part A presents the government’s responses, or statements of intention, for each infrastructure asset class (e.g. health, transport and education) based on a planning and prioritisation framework.
Part B outlines how the SIP will be implemented, immediate and longer term projects, as well as opportunities and priorities for each region. It highlights:
The State infrastructure pipeline
An update on Cross River Rail, the Queensland Government's key infrastructure project.
A feature on renewable energy, and progress toward meeting the 50 per cent target by 2030.
a key initiatives summary for each infrastructure class.
An update of the Maturing the Infrastructure Pipeline Projects from phase one and an overview of the recently commenced phase two.
A forward pipeline view of emerging infrastructure investment strategies across all of the infrastructure classes.
A new Infrastructure Portfolio Office has been established to monitor the implementation of the State Infrastructure Plan and an Infrastructure Cabinet Committee will also be established, with responsibility for “driving the state’s infrastructure program, ensuring whole-of-government integration in relation to infrastructure planning and delivery”.