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The Queensland Infrastructure Plan (QIP) identifies the infrastructure needed to support and further encourage growth across Queensland's major regional economic zones. It will improve the way existing infrastructure is managed, and provide a pipeline of targeted investment to deliver infrastructure where and when it is needed.The QIP also addresses the challenge of rebuilding after the recent natural disasters our state experienced and to deliver a stronger and more resilient Queensland.The plan directly supports the Queensland Regionalisation Strategy (QRS), which has been released for consultation, and outlines the investment needed to support the Queensland Government's Toward Q2 objective that by 2020, Queensland has Australia's strongest state economy, with infrastructure that anticipates growth.Copyright of the draft document rests with the Queensland Government, however as per the publication information, free dissemination in electronic or other format is permitted as long as copyright is acknowledge and the document remains unedited.


<p>Growth Management Queensland</p> <p>Queensland Infrastructure PlanFor public consultation Building Tomorrows QueenslandJuly 2011</p> <p>Tomorrows Queensland: strong, green, smart, healthy and fair</p> <p>Looking forward and delivering nowintegrated planning, stronger local government, development and infrastructure for a growing state. The State of Queensland (Department of Local Government and Planning) 2011. Published by the Queensland Government, July 2011 100 George Street, Brisbane Qld 4000. The Queensland Government supports and encourages the dissemination and exchange of information. However, copyright protects this publication. The State of Queensland has no objection to this material being reproduced, made available online or electronically but only if it is recognised as the owner of the copyright and this material remains unaltered. Copyright inquiries about this publication should be directed to the departments Legal Services division via email copyright@dlgp.qld.gov.au or in writing to PO Box 15009, City East, Queensland 4002. The Queensland Government is committed to providing accessible services to Queenslanders of all cultural and linguistic backgrounds. If you have difficulty understanding this publication and need a translator, please call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450 and ask them to telephone the Queensland Department of Local Government and Planning on 07 3227 8548.Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in preparing this publication, the State of Queensland accepts no responsibility for decisions or actions taken as a result of any data, information, statement or advice, expressed or implied, contained within. To the best of our knowledge, the content was correct at the time of publishing. Any references to legislation are not an interpretation of the law. They are to be used as a guide only. The information in this publication is general and does not take into account individual circumstances or situations. Where appropriate, independent legal advice should be sought.</p> <p>Queensland Infrastructure Plan For public consultation Building Tomorrows Queensland July 2011 The State Government, through Growth Management Queensland is leading the way with a focused approach to growth management to help shape tomorrows Queensland. Growth Management Queensland is part of the Department of Local Government and Planning which brings together planning and local government responsibilities into one department enabling government to deliver integrated solutions, face the states population and economic challenges and secure a sustainable future for Queensland.</p> <p>Queensland Infrastructure Plan 2011</p> <p>01</p> <p>Contents</p> <p>Foreword Have your say on the direction of infrastructure in Queensland Consultation and development timeframes The Queensland Infrastructure Plan About Queensland Infrastructure Plan Queenslands infrastructure planning direction Job creation Queenslands infrastructure planning regions Supporting Queenslands regions Funding and delivering the plan Working with other levels of government Queensland Infrastructure Plan guidelines Queensland Queensland snapshot Queensland-wide four year project pipeline Far North Queensland Regional snapshot Infrastructure for a prosperous region Infrastructure for a liveable region Far North Queensland four year project pipeline North Queensland Regional snapshot Infrastructure for a prosperous region Infrastructure for a liveable region</p> <p>03 04 05 06 07 08 11 13 14 15 17 19 21 22 28 30 31 32 34 37 39 40 41 42</p> <p>Infrastructure for a prosperous region Infrastructure for a liveable region</p> <p>50 52</p> <p>Project snapshot Mackay TAFE Trade Training Centre 52 Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday four year project pipeline 54 Central Queensland Regional snapshot Infrastructure for a prosperous region Infrastructure for a liveable region Central Queensland four year project pipeline Wide Bay Burnett Regional snapshot Infrastructure for a prosperous region Infrastructure for a liveable region Project snapshot Bundaberg Hospital expansion Wide Bay Burnett four year project pipeline Darling Downs South West Regional snapshot Infrastructure for a prosperous region Infrastructure for a liveable region 56 57 58 60 63 66 67 68 70 70 72 74 75 76 77</p> <p>Project snapshot Rockhampton Hospital expansion 61</p> <p>Project snapshot Wave of change for Cairns foreshore 35</p> <p>Project snapshot Kogan Creek Solar Boost Project 78 Darling Downs South West four year project pipeline 80 South East Queensland Regional snapshot Infrastructure for a prosperous region Infrastructure for a liveable region Infrastructure to support a growing region Project snapshot Gold Coast Rapid Transit South East Queensland four year project pipeline Table notes 82 83 84 86 86 87 89 96</p> <p>Project snapshot Douglas Arterial Road Duplication, 44 Townsville North Queensland four year project pipeline Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday Regional Snapshot 46 48 49</p> <p>02</p> <p>Growth Management Queensland</p> <p>Foreword</p> <p>The Queensland Government has a strong record of infrastructure investment across the state.This is demonstrated by the fact that our spend per capita over the past 10 years has averaged $1021 per person, while the average of the other states has been $582 per person. Queensland is a large, decentralised and diverse state with a strong economy, great sense of community identity and lifestyle that attracts many visitors and residents. With the current population forecast to grow by over two million people by 2031, Queensland continues to grow and prosper. While this growth brings many benefits to our state, it also brings challenges, especially in the delivery of infrastructure. On top of these existing challenges comes the new challenge of rebuilding after the unprecedented and devastating</p> <p>recent natural disasters our state experienced. The estimated cost for the reconstruction effort will be $6.8 billion which will deliver a stronger and more resilient Queensland. However, it is important that we dont lose track of the future of our growing state, and continue to have a longer term outlook on infrastructure priorities to support regional growth and prosperity. This consultation version of the Queensland Infrastructure Plan provides a clear outline of short-term infrastructure projects, as well as outlining the longer term infrastructure priorities to meet the needs of our growing regions into the future. And while we have outlined a draft of the future direction of infrastructure across the state, we want to hear what Queenslanders have to say about the planned direction of infrastructure.</p> <p>We are giving the community, industry and other levels of government an opportunity to review the governments ideas and give feedback on the direction of infrastructure. The time is right to ask these questions to ensure we can plan for growth and development while retaining the things we love about our regions and our state. The document is broken down into seven regions Far North Queensland; North Queensland; Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday; Central Queensland; Wide Bay Burnett; Darling Downs South West; South East Queensland outlining the long-term planning and infrastructure priorities, as well as population and industry growth. Supporting project tables outline information about projects planned for the next four years. We want to hear your ideas on the future of infrastructure in each of these regions and across our state.</p> <p>The Honourable Anna Bligh MP Premier and Minister for Reconstruction</p> <p>The Honourable Paul Lucas MP Deputy Premier and Attorney-General, Minister for Local Government and Special Minister of State</p> <p>The Honourable Andrew Fraser MP Treasurer and Minister for State Development and Trade</p> <p>Queensland Infrastructure Plan 2011</p> <p>03</p> <p>Have your say on the direction of infrastructure in QueenslandIn developing the Queensland Infrastructure Plan Building Tomorrows Queensland (QIP), the Queensland Government wants to hear what Queenslanders think about the planned direction of infrastructure investment across the state. The government is asking the community to provide feedback on the infrastructure needed for each regions future growth for the next 20 years. This feedback will ensure the QIP meets the needs of regions and reflects the communitys ideas for future infrastructure priorities. Feedback on the direction of infrastructure provision and the priorities in each region is also being sought from industry and local councils across the state to ensure planning properly addresses Queenslands future growth needs.</p> <p>How to get involvedThere are many opportunities to get involved in the QIP consultation process.</p> <p>Write a submissionWrite your feedback and post it to: Attention: Queensland Infrastructure Plan Department of Local Government and Planning PO Box 15009 CITY EAST QLD 4002 Fax your submissions to 3224 4683. Call us Free-call and speak to the project team on 1800 093 903. Community consultation closes on 9 September 2011. All feedback should be received by the project team by this date.</p> <p>Attend a Way to Grow ForumThe state government is holding a series of Way to Grow Forums across the state. The forums are a great opportunity to provide feedback. Visit www.qld.gov.au to find out more about the timing and location of these forums and register to attend.</p> <p>Comment onlineWebsite visit www.qld.gov.au to provide your feedback. Email email your feedback to the project team at waytogrow@qld.gov.au. Online form complete and submit a feedback form online. You can also download the feedback form and mail the completed version to the project team.</p> <p>04</p> <p>Growth Management Queensland</p> <p>Consultation and development timeframes</p> <p>We are hereJuly 2011 release of the Queensland Infrastructure Plan</p> <p>tJuly to September 2011 consultation and regional forums</p> <p>tLate 2011 release of final Queensland Infrastructure Plan</p> <p>Queensland Infrastructure Plan 2011</p> <p>05</p> <p>The Queensland Infrastructure Plan</p> <p>06</p> <p>Growth Management Queensland</p> <p>The Queensland Infrastructure Plan</p> <p>The total value of known investment projects in Queensland, either committed or under construction, surpassed $78 billion in the March quarter 2011, the highest on record. Strong investment needs strong infrastructure, and the Queensland Government is working with the private sector to continue Queenslands rise as a leading global economy. Infrastructure investment drives competitiveness through increasing the productivity of both the public and private sector, reducing the costs of doing business and diversifying the means of production and creating jobs. Strategic investment in infrastructure improves productivity, economic growth and standards of living. Increased population and employment, together with new ways of producing and delivering goods and services, will increase the need for all infrastructure categories over the long-term. This includes traditional infrastructure such as roads, electricity transmission lines and schools, as well as newer infrastructure such as high speed broadband. Since 1998, the Queensland Government has heavily invested in the infrastructure required to support growth opportunities. This investment is yielding a high rate of return; in 2000, Queenslands net worth was $57.3 billion today it is now estimated at $178 billion. It has been estimated that each dollar of infrastructure investment boosts economic activity by between $1.00 and $1.60. The International Monetary Fund estimates gross domestic product (GDP) multipliers from infrastructure investments can be as high as 1.8. The Queensland Governments infrastructure program will maintain the states reputation as a desirable place to live and work, with regions that are strong and have capacity for growth. The Queensland Growth Management Summit, held in March 2010, explored solutions and a way forward for a growing Queensland population. Experts in planning, development, infrastructure and sustainability led discussions around the themes of prosperity, sustainability and liveability.</p> <p>Following the summit, the Queensland Government announced a range of new initiatives, one of which was the establishment of a Queensland Infrastructure Plan (QIP) a long-term infrastructure planning document for the entire state. The QIP will replace and build on the previous South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan and Program (SEQIPP) and the Far North Queensland Infrastructure Plan (FNQIP) to provide a plan which covers the whole of Queensland. SEQIPP was first launched in 2005 and outlined the governments longterm program of infrastructure to support the South East Queensland Regional Plan. The FNQIP was launched in 2009, outlining the governments infrastructure program to support the Far North Queensland Regional Plan.</p> <p>The QRS outlines a vision for Queenslands regions, and is the overarching strategic framework for regional policy and planning. The QIP has been developed alongside the QRS to ensure that Queensland has the infrastructure to respond to the prosperity and quality of life needs as the states population and economy continue to grow. The QIP describes the current projects and future infrastructure directions within the seven planning regions across Queensland to realise the benefits of growth. The plan provides a high level picture of the states key infrastructure requirements to address growth in and across our regions. While some areas of infrastructure and service provision are not covered in this plan, additional and more detailed information is contained in supporting government documents such as the: Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program 2011-12 to 2014-15 transport plans such as the draft Connecting SEQ 2031 Queensland Statewide Health Services Plan 2007-2012 Queensland Skills Plan Operation QueenslanderThe State Community, Economic and Environmental Recovery and Reconstruction Plan 20112013. The QIP also supports the delivery of national and statewide priorities as identified by the Australian Governments Sustainable Australia suite of policies, Infrastructure Australia, and Queenslands growth management and regionalisation agenda. The QIP following consultation will incorporate major local government infrastructure investment and major private sector investment proposals.</p> <p>About the Queensland Infrastructure PlanThe QIP sets the strategic platform to guide the planning, prioritisation and sequencing of infrastructure. It identifies the infrastructure needed to support and further encourage growth across Queenslands major regional economic zones of minerals, coal and energy, gas, agriculture, tropical expertise and tourism. It will improve the way existing infrastructure is managed, and provide a pipeline of targeted investment to deliver infrastructure where and when it is needed. The QIP will help Queensland realise the benefits of its natural assets and economic growth...</p>


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