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.

The 2019 Queensland Major Projects Report will be the essential guide to our industry and the projects that Queensland needs for long term financial and social prosperity – don’t miss out on our Townsville launch.

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 Rail, and PlanGrid production of the 2019 QMPPR Report would simply not have been possible.

VENUE: The Ville, Townsville

DATE: Tuesday, 6th August 2019

TIME: 7.00am — 9.15am

Register here

Meet the Speakers

Mr Brendan Moon, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA)
Brendan Moon leads Australia’s only permanent disaster recovery agency. Since 2011, QRA has overseen a Commonwealth/State funded disaster reconstruction program worth $14.4 billion, with Mr Moon leading Queensland’s contribution to the Commonwealth’s recent reform of disaster funding arrangements.

Mr Moon started with QRA in 2011, following the Queensland floods and Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi and led QRA operations for Cyclone Oswald and recovery efforts for Cyclone Debbie, described by the Insurance Council of Australia as the costliest cyclone to impact Australia since 1974.

Mr Moon was appointed the State Recovery Coordinator following five separate natural disasters to strike Queensland in early 2018 and is the State Recovery Policy and Planning Coordinator, assisting with the recovery of disaster-impacted communities.

He is a regular contributor to national and international dialogue on disaster risk and resilience and was invited to address the United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Reduction’s Asian Ministerial Conferences in 2016 and 2018.

Adrian Hart, Associate Director, BIS Oxford Economics

Adrian is responsible for analysis and forecasts for the building, construction, maintenance and mining sectors across Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific. He also works on a range of related consultancy projects including construction costs and cost escalation, workforce capability analysis and demand forecasting. Adrian undertakes briefings with senior management teams, as well as speaking regularly at BIS Oxford Economics conferences and other industry events.

Adrian has over 17 years of experience with BIS Oxford Economics as Economist, with a focus on analysis and forecasts of the Australian economy, investment, construction and mining. Prior to this, he was an Associate Lecturer in Economics at the University of Sydney as well as a research officer for Westir Ltd producing economics and statistical reports for the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC). Adrian holds a 1st class Honours degree in Economics from the University of Sydney.

Dan Woolcott, Chair, QMCA
Dan Woolcott is the Regional Commercial and Risk Manager, Northern Region, for Lendlease Engineering covering all pre-contracts, operational activity and legacy projects across Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia, and has 27 years’ experience across Road and Rail Transportation, Heavy Civils, Infrastructure, and Resources (Oil and Gas, and mining) sectors in Australia, Asia and Europe. Dan has extensive experience in negotiating contract awards and settling of commercial disputes at all levels and is passionate about securing best for project outcomes through collaborative frameworks. Dan has been part of the senior executive team with Lendlease Engineering for over five years securing and delivering major projects including the Gateway Upgrade Project, Kingsford Smith Drive, and numerous key highway projects with Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Priscilla Radice, CEO, IAQ
Priscilla was recently appointed the CEO of the Infrastructure Association of Queensland (IAQ). The IAQ is the peak body representing the entire infrastructure sector across Queensland. As a member organisation, IAQ provides professional representation and value to members through government engagement, thought leadership and advocacy that supports a sustainable infrastructure industry in Queensland.

Priscilla is a leader with a proven track record in designing, implementing and leading transformational change. This has been demonstrated across the breadth of Priscilla’s corporate history, where she has led significant transformational programmes and shaped new operating models, with delivery of exceptional and sustainable results.

Most recently Priscilla was a Principal at Arup, in her role as Head of Strategy for Transport & Resources for Asia Pacific she was responsible for setting the overall strategic business direction, work winning and doubling the revenue to more than $300million annually. Prior to Arup, Priscilla was Head of Strategic Projects at the Port of Brisbane and has held various executive positions in city shaping roles in other capital and regional cities.

Priscilla is also a CEDA Trustee and a Patron of Brisbane Development Association. Priscilla is passionate about and has a strong record of industry wide collaboration to make Brisbane and Queensland economically stronger.

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.

Visit Accura Consulting’s Website


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 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.

Visit Construction Skills Queensland’s Website

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 [email protected]

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