According to a statement from Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Jackie Trad, the eight-person board will guide and shape the future of Queensland’s infrastructure program.
“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,” said Ms. Trad in a statement.
“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,” Ms. Trad continued in the statement.
Experts within infrastructure, major projects, finance and public private partnerships, urban planning and design, engineering and construction, economics and transport and logistics areas are being sought for the positions.
BQ is designed to ensure a consistent framework across government for prioritising and assessing costs of projects, increase opportunities for leveraging Commonwealth funding, and will develop projects for the government to consider.
The BQ board is expected to meet a minimum of three times a year. Applications for board positions close Monday, May 25.