Queensland Government releases ‘Future Infrastructure – Private Investment’ discussion paper

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The release of the ‘Future Infrastructure – Private Investment’ paper aims to provide greater clarity on infrastructure investment opportunities in Queensland.

Speaking at the Australian Financial Review’s National Infrastructure Summit, Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure Steven Miles said the release of the discussion paper aimed to provide the industry with greater clarity in infrastructure investment opportunities in Queensland.

“We’re committed to encouraging more private sector investment to work with the Government in shaping Queensland’s future,” says Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure Steven Miles. 

“The release of the Future Infrastructure: Private Investment discussion paper signals our intent to do this and tells the private sector that Queensland is the place to invest.

“Our Government is strongly committed to investing in and owning key public infrastructure,” says Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure Steven Miles. 

“There is no doubt that investment in infrastructure unlocks, catalyses and supercharges growth in industries and in the liveability of our communities for generations to come.

“Our continued economic growth requires collective and collaborative investment in priority areas alongside the private sector,” says Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure Steven Miles. 

“This discussion paper provides a blueprint of the State’s infrastructure investment priorities and the extraordinary opportunities for a collaborative approach to delivery for Queensland.

“The Government is committed to long-term growth opportunities such as decarbonisation, the continuing development of a circular economy, and better and more reliable connectivity in our regions.

“We are already on our way to becoming a global leader in renewable energy as worldwide energy use changes and countries demand more sustainable and low emissions products and supply chains,” says Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure Steven Miles. 

“Our circular economy approach is driven by our goal to be zero-waste by 2050, ensuring a sustainable system of reuse, refurbishment, remanufacturing and recycling.

“For all of Queensland to thrive, we need faster, more reliable digital infrastructure capable of providing contemporary services across the state, including our remote and First Nations communities.

“This discussion paper provides a platform for targeted industry engagement with expressions of interest now open to be involved in this engagement in early 2023. We’re aiming to continue developing our infrastructure investment opportunities and better understanding potential barriers to investment and how the government can better apply existing levers to achieve greater infrastructure investment.

“By being clear on our priorities and working closely with industry, we can better identify where and how these partnerships can deliver Queensland’s future infrastructure,” says Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure Steven Miles. 

“As our population grows, so too does the need to cater for that growth, with liveable communities always at the centre of our decision-making and planning.”

Click here to read the ‘Future Infrastructure – Private Investment’ discussion paper. 

For more information on the Future Infrastructure: Private Investment discussion paper and to express your interest in being involved in this engagement, click here.

Source: © The State of Queensland 1997–2022 

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