QMCA is delighted to have received a formal response from Queensland Government as a
result of our long-term push for greater collaboration across the planning and delivery of
The Government has advised us that it will convene a workshop in early 2019 involving all
key government and industry stakeholders. Its purpose will be to devise strategies to ensure that Queensland Government’s ongoing investment in the infrastructure and construction sectors supports its strategic objective of creating jobs in a strong economy, as well as enhancing productive capacity and social and environmental outcomes for all Queenslanders.
The workshop will include participation from QMCA member companies, senior representatives across Queensland Government, including the departments of the Premier
and Cabinet; State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning; Transport and Main Roads; Housing and Public Works; along with Building Queensland and other relevant agencies and industry associations.
The key themes for discussion will include:
- the opportunity for government and industry to increase collaboration in both the
procurement and delivery stages of major infrastructure projects
- adopting appropriate models to approach risk allocation for major projects
- standardisation of contracts and exploring opportunities for efficiency in market engagement and reducing bid costs
- clarity and transparency of the forward pipeline of infrastructure priorities.
QMCA CEO, Jon Davies, welcomed the announcement “Collaboration is key in our industry
and we are delighted that this has been recognised by Queensland Government. We know
that through changing the way we plan, procure and deliver infrastructure, we are able to
realise significant financial and time savings that will ensure that Queenslanders have the
infrastructure we need at a price we can afford.”
“We look forward to working with government to address the challenges facing industry in a positive and collaborative manner and as an association are fully committed to ensuring the workshop summit delivers action and real outcomes,” said Mr Davies.