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2019 Queensland Major Projects Pipeline Report

The Queensland Major Projects Pipeline Report is the definitive guide to the major construction works that will define the success of Queensland’s Contracting Sector.

Authored by BIS Oxford Economics, Queensland Major Contractors Association and Infrastructure Association of Queensland, the report is a mainstay of government policy, media commentary and influence, as we actively pursue and deliver the transformational projects that employ our people, connect our communities and drive the long term economic and social wellbeing of the state.


QMCA and IAQ are thankful to following partners. Without the support of Accura Consulting, Cbus, Construction Skills Queensland, Dial Before You Dig, Pumps United, BMD Group, Economx, Inland RailPlanGrid and RDA Darling Downs ans South West production of the 2019 QMPPR Report would simply not have been possible.


Two of Queensland’s leading industry bodies will today release their key annual report, while calling for more Government funded projects to be made ‘shovel ready’ as a way to avoid large peak to trough cycles that damage the sector.



Townsville – Due to the recent flooding in Townsville, the event will be scheduled for later in the year.

Collaboration Partners

QMCA and IAQ are thankful to the following Collaboration Partners. Without their support and commitment, producing the 2019 QMPPR Report would simply not be possible.

Accura Consulting

Collaboration Partner

Accura Consulting is a specialist commercial, claims, planning and client side project management and quantity surveying firm. Our trusted consultants become part of your team, supporting your project from start to finish. We also act as expert witnesses in quantum and time disciplines, drawing from our unparalleled experience in construction claims and dispute management.

Our professionals have over 100 years of combined experience in successfully delivering and managing construction projects all over the world, including Australia, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Africa. Since our formation in 2014, Accura Consulting has managed the full range of construction projects including infrastructure, energy, process and building across Australasia.

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Collaboration Partner

Cbus is proud to partner with the Infrastructure Association of Queensland.

For over 34 years Cbus has been passionate about providing strong retirement outcomes for members of the building, construction and allied industries.

With over $48 billion in funds under management, Cbus invests back into your industry, creating jobs and stimulating economic growth.

Cbus’ key strength is its relationships with employers and members and their commitment to working in the best interests of workers in the sector.

Cbus offers excellent administration, service and investment expertise and continue to provide strong, long-term investment returns to members.

Contact your local Cbus representative or call the Cbus Service Centre on 1300 361 784 for more information.

This information is about Cbus and figures are correct as at 30 September 2018. Read the relevant Cbus Product Disclosure Statement and related documents to decide whether Cbus is right for you. Contact 1300 361 784 or visit www.cbussuper.com.au for a copy.

Cbus’ Trustee: United Super Pty Ltd ABN 46 006 261 623 AFSL 233792 Cbus ABN 75 493 363 262.

Construction Skills Queensland

Collaboration Partner

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is proud to be a collaboration partner of the QMPPR Report.

CSQ works collaboratively with the industry to future-proof the building and construction workforce and support the economic growth of Queensland.

Funded by an industry training levy, CSQ is here to help the construction workforce connect with the skills they need through subsidised training delivered by registered training organisations.

We undertake comprehensive industry research and forecasting to ensure our training investment continues to develop a pipeline of the right skills for Queensland’s future building and construction needs.

CSQ programs provide a pathway for eligible new entrants and existing workers in the industry to obtain new skills and qualifications in civil construction.

CSQ assists major projects to access building and construction training to address skills deficiencies that may hold up the project, individuals to become more multi-skilled and productive, or provide career pathway opportunities for the workforce.

CSQ also supports strategic and innovative skilling solutions to respond to emerging issues and best practice in building and construction.

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Dial Before You Dig

Collaboration Partner

Dial Before You Dig is a Not for Profit organisation that delivers a vital national community service designed to assist in preventing damage and disruption to Australia’s vast infrastructure networks which provide essential services we use every day. Protecting Australia’s infrastructure assets is crucial in keeping essential services such as electricity, gas, water and telecommunications flowing to the community.

Any project, irrespective of size, has the potential to damage assets located around the work site, leading to service interruptions, delays, costly repairs and in the worst case scenario, injury or death. Obtaining information from Dial Before You Dig Members significantly minimises these risks by providing information about the work site. Safety is a fundamental aspect of any excavation project and so Dial Before You Dig should always be the first point of contact: The Essential First Step.

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Pumps United

Collaboration Partner

Pumps United is Australia’s leading provider of dewatering, pump rental and environmental services.

With over 45 years of industry experience, Pumps United is a merger of five specialist companies. Providing unmatched capability and integrated expertise, the business combines the people and knowledge of Mobile Dewatering, Vortex Hire, Prestige Pump Rentals, MDW Pump Rentals QLD and MDW Environmental Services; all formerly of the MDW Group of companies.

The alignment of these operations will deliver strengthened, industry-leading water management solutions, on a national scale.

Our highly regarded team of engineers, environmental scientists, project managers and dewatering technicians are leaders in their fields.

Driven to stay at the forefront of our industry, we relentlessly pursue innovation. We seek out the most advanced technology, maintain active research and development programs and develop dynamic working relationships with global market leaders.

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Regional Supporters

QMCA and IAQ are committed to regional Queensland and ensuring that our state has a pipeline of infrastructure that will help connect and service each corner of the state. We are thankful to our Regional Supporters without the support of whom we could not take our message across the state.

BMD Group

Regional Supporter

BMD has grown from a small family owned company to become one of Australia’s largest privately-owned engineering design, construction and land development contractors.

Originally commencing operations in Queensland in 1979, BMD has a 40 year history of delivering infrastructure which has changed the shape of Australia and is renowned for a relationship based approach to contracting founded on certainty, collaboration and performance.

In Queensland BMD is renowned for projects including the $1.5 billion Legacy Way tunnel, Ipswich Motorway Upgrade as the SAFELink Alliance, Brisbane’s new parallel runway at Brisbane Airport, Robinson Road Open Level Crossing Replacement in Brisbane’s north, Hay Point Expansion in Mackay and Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade in Townsville.

Unique to BMD’s group of companies is the capacity to deliver integrated services for whole-of-life project delivery as the largest urban development contractor in Australia, offering subdivisional and allied services.

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Regional Supporter

We believe that great regional content practices, executed by smart and forward-thinking projects, can drive commercial benefits and change communities from the inside out as a force for positive economic and social change.

EconomX was created as a technology-based solution to implement contemporary and collaborative regional content practices. The platform helps projects align with regional content best-practice while complying with Australian Industry Participation Plans and the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Act 2017.

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Regional Supporter

PlanGrid is the leader in construction productivity software. Used on more than one million projects in 84 countries, PlanGrid’s value extends over numerous phases of construction, building a massive and accurate history of every jobsite through everyday use that creates a data-rich record set at turnover that is essential to long-term operations.

PlanGrid is the first construction productivity software that allows contractors and owners in commercial, heavy civil and other industries to collaborate easily from their mobile devices and desktop, managing drawings, specs, photos, RFIs, field reports and defect lists.

For more information and a free trial, visit PlanGrid’s Website or email apac@plangrid.com

PlanGrid, recently acquired by Autodesk.

Inland Rail

Regional Supporter - Toowoomba

The Australian Government has committed $9.3 billion and selected Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to deliver the once-in-a-generation 1,700km Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Programme in partnership with the private sector.

Divided into 13 individual projects, it’s the largest freight rail infrastructure project in Australia, and one of the most significant infrastructure projects in the world. It will complete the ‘spine’ of the national freight network transforming the freight rail system between Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland better connecting farms and cities to markets and providing supply chain benefits and substantial cost savings for freight companies and producers.

Construction on Inland Rail commenced in 2018 building on significant progress made in 2017, including early supporting works. The Programme is slated to deliver improved productivity, shorter transit times, improved network efficiency, reliability and safety, sustainability benefits, and reduced lifecycle costs. It will create up to 16,000 jobs during construction, and 700 ongoing jobs once operational in 2024-25.

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RDA Darling Downs and South West

Regional Supporter - Toowoomba

Darling Downs and South West is one of the largest RDA regions in the network and covers 23% of Queensland. The vast distances between population centres and the diversity of contributors to the economic well-being of the region, creates significant challenges for any organisation charged with effectively advocating for priority government funding that will have the most benefit to the region strategically. Nevertheless, the Committee of RDA DDSW is committed to playing a pivotal role in ensuring the long-term sustainability of this region.

It is our aim to consult widely and regularly with communities, business, non-profit organisations and all levels of government to articulate local priorities, identify and align resources, engage stakeholders and promote solutions that support the economic growth and development of our single regional community.

Visit the RDA Darling Downs and South West website

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Our members.

Acciona Infrastructure Australia
Bielby Holdings
BMD Constructions
Civil Mining and Construction Pty Ltd
CPB Contractors
Decmil Group Limited
Fulton Hogan
Georgiou Group
John Holland
Martinus Rail Pty Ltd
McConnell Dowell
Seymour Whyte Constructions