Our department leads the development of infrastructure policy, planning and investment prioritisation for the state. The government is delivering a coordinated and integrated approach to infrastructure that will build industry confidence and generate jobs and economic growth, as well as improve liveability. The functions, staff, assets, resources, expertise and capability of Building Queensland are now integrated into our department. Combining Building Queensland’s expert knowledge and capabilities in infrastructure proposal development with the existing infrastructure planning and strategy functions of our department will support good investment decisions and optimise long-term infrastructure outcomes.
The Paradise Dam Improvement Project is now managed by the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water.
The Business Case Development Framework ( 634 KB) ensures a consistent and rigorous approach to proposal development, enabling decision-makers to compare investment opportunities.
The framework guides business case investment proposals through three stages:
- Stage 1: Strategic Assessment - conception
- Stage 2: Options Analysis - generating and analysing options
- Stage 3: Detailed Business Case - detailed analysis of the preferred options.
Our Business Case Development Framework integrates with frameworks and infrastructure investment systems at both state and national levels. It is scalable and can be applied to all infrastructure proposals. It provides fit-for-purpose guidance recognising the different needs, assumptions and considerations for business case analysis.
You can also view further guidance on the Business Case Development Framework:
The department provides infrastructure leadership in Queensland through a whole-of-government approach to the planning, investment, delivery and management of infrastructure.
The Queensland Government helps local governments plan and provide infrastructure for their communities. Local government infrastructure includes water supply and reticulation, sewage treatment, local roads, stormwater management, parks and community facilities.
The department is the backbone of Queensland Government infrastructure policy and planning, engaging with the Australian Government on several matters.
The Queensland Government is working with industry, all levels of government, and academia to create and drive a smarter infrastructure agenda to gain greater values from Queensland’s assets.
We're leading the implementation of The Spit Master Plan following an extensive master planning process.
Find out about community-based infrastructure projects, from the Community Hubs and Partnerships to the Community Infrastructure Investment Partnership.
Last updated: Thursday, Jun 3, 2021