Building Queensland was established by the incoming State Government following its election on 31 January 2015. As an interim arrangement, Building Queensland operates as an administrative body under the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.
The Building Queensland Bill 2015 (Qld) (BQ Bill) is currently before Parliament and has been referred to the Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources Committee for consultation. The BQ Bill establishes Building Queensland as an independent body created to provide expert advice about infrastructure to the State and to Government agencies.
The BQ Bill constitutes Building Queensland as an independent body corporate whose role and function is to provide advice to the State and to Government agencies about:
- current and future needs and priorities relating to infrastructure;
- policy, pricing and regulatory issues that may impact on the use of infrastructure;
- impediments to the efficient use of infrastructure;
- options and reforms, including regulatory reforms, for greater efficiency in the use of infrastructure;
- emerging national and international trends and policies about infrastructure;
- the needs of users of infrastructure; and
- procurement, project finance and other trends in the delivery of infrastructure projects.