The State Infrastructure Plan (SIP), released on Sunday 13 March 2016, outlines a new strategic direction for the planning, investment and delivery of infrastructure in Queensland.
It represents a bold approach to addressing the state’s future infrastructure needs, focused on using our resources wisely, partnering with the private sector, and implementing a program of reform initiatives.
The SIP is in two parts:
- Part A: Strategy ( 1.9 MB) – sets a clear vision for the future with a new approach to infrastructure planning and prioritisation that articulates how we will respond to key opportunities and challenges facing Queensland.
- Part B: Program ( 5.7 MB) – provides certainty through program of investment over the next four years, and outlines future opportunities without specifying solutions, in order to encourage innovation and ideas from industry.
The SIP identifies what the government ultimately wants from its infrastructure and how this can best be achieved. Importantly, it is designed to provide confidence and certainty to business, industry and the community by confirming the government’s investment program over the next four years.
By identifying future opportunities, the SIP also encourages the private sector to partner with government to develop innovative solutions to the state’s infrastructure needs.
The SIP recognises the significant role that the private sector can play in developing market-led proposals (Queensland Treasury) and is focused on considering alternative funding solutions, such as value capture and sharing, to meet future infrastructure needs.
Targeted consultation on the draft SIP was held across the state in late 2015.
Feedback from stakeholders demonstrated strong support for the government’s approach to infrastructure, and has helped inform the final plan.