As the peak body representing the entire infrastructure sector across Queensland, IAQ is a great contributor to public forums and news media, as well as a major producer of government documentation.
The IAQ develops publications and white papers to assist governments with project development and delivery. IAQ is committed to structuring infrastructure themes based on current industry environment and trends.
- The Legacy of Commonwealth Games Infrastructure March 2018
- Infrastructure Leadership and Coordination in Queensland November 2016
- The State Infrastructure Plan white paper March 2016
- ‘Developing the North – Future Thinking or Wishful Thinking’ Nov 2015
- IAQ Economic Development Taskforce Paper Jan 2015
The IAQ acknowledges the importance of Government documents and white papers. Notable government initiatives include:
- The 2016-17 State Budget- delivered by The Treasurer, Hon. Curtis Pitt, on June 14, 2016. Click here to see the highlights.
- State Infrastructure Plan- released in March 2016. Click here for Part A. Click here for Part B. IAQ created an Info-graphic to highlight the key points from the plan and a Media Statement. To provide our members with greater insights into the reforms & priorities in the State Infrastructure Plan, please download a copy of our white paper here.
The IAQ is heavily involved in government projects, seminars and events, such as:
- 12th Annual New Caledonia Business Forum- IAQ CEO Steve Abson spoke at this major bilateral business event, held in Brisbane on October 14, 2016 You can access the event handbook here.
- National Transport Commission- IAQ attended this land transport regulation 2040 workshop, held in Brisbane on November 2, 2016. The event was run by NTC Australia. Please find here a PDF of the slide pack used on the day.
- Brisbane Metro Subway System- IAQ attended an Industry Briefing on the Brisbane Metro Subway System, presented by Brisbane City Council. Click here to see the presentation.
IAQ actively promotes the importance and enablement of a clearly identifiable and realistic pipelines for infrastructure projects.
In mid 2017, the Queensland Government and IAQ conducted research and surveying into the publicly available Pipelines in Queensland.
An accompanying report identified 10 documents where project listings and information can be sourced – each serving a different purpose.
IAQ regularly represents its members in the media:
- ‘Southeast Queensland City Deal: Why we should be ‘outrageous’ in our goals’ (12 February 2019)
- ‘Call for Qld Government to fund job-generating infrastructure (2 December 2018)
- ‘Palaszczuk Government policy is holding up major investment’ (26 October 2018)
- ‘Solar big in future of power’ (13 September 2018)
- ‘Industry confidence on rise’ (8 August 2018)
- ‘Opinion: Collaboration needed to stop cycle of boom and bust’ (24 May 2018)
- ‘Maintaining flow of projects a challenge’ (24 May 2018)
- ‘Queensland’s population has topped the five million mark’ (16 May 2018)
- ‘State investment fund puts hand up for Cross River Rail job’ (21 February, 2018)
- ‘Congestion charge, tolls axed in Qld road infrastructure plan’ (13 February, 2018)
- ‘Opinion: Quality infrastructure planning requires disconnecting from electoral cycles’ (22 November, 2017)
- ‘Queensland facing skills shortage amid political dithering over infrastructure projects’ (20 November, 2017)
- ‘Plan to build Hyperloop for high-speed travel via inland route to Brisbane’ (20 November, 2017)
- ‘Energy retailers given deadline to sign up for Premier’s pledge in warning to expect close scrutiny’ (24 October, 2017)
- ‘Road, not rail the way to go’(May 27, 2017)
- ‘NSW kicking goals against QLD’(May 27, 2017)
- ‘Queensland Infrastructure: Two-thirds say politicians not doing enough’(23 May, 2017)
- ‘Opinion: Queensland must start Cross River Rail with or without Commonwealth- by Steve Abson’(23 May, 2017)
- ‘Funding shortfall to stall infrastructure’ (20 February, 2017)
- ‘Infrastructure dithering costs Queensland $1m a day in economic benefits’ (November 14, 2016)
- ‘Brisbane Olympics Bid: Galaxy poll shows big support’ (August 15, 2016)
Sydney Morning Herald:
- Big firms call for new SEQ city deal to deliver infrastructure boost (6 June, 2018)
- ‘Final five in the running to build Brisbane’s Cross River Rail’ (20 February, 2018)
- ‘Firms fear LNP will dump Cross River Rail, damaging confidence in Qld’ (1 November, 2017)
- ‘Queensland poll paints bleak infrastructure picture’ (23 May, 2017)
- ‘Put infrastructure ahead of votes- Opinion piece by Steve Abson’ (28 February, 2017)
- ‘Federal Election 2016: Queensland ‘finds’$800 million for Cross River’ (28 June, 2016)
Australian Financial Review:
- ‘Infrastructure boom hits Brisbane’ (30 August, 2018)
- ‘Contractors stall on Qld rail project’ (7 September, 2017)
- ‘Need to solve Inland Rail’s ‘missing link’ says Port of Brisbane’ (19 May, 2017)
- ‘Fastest growth in major projects to occur in northern Queensland’ (29 May 2018)
- ‘‘Big Future for City on Move” Pg 1 (29 August, 2017)
- ”Big Future for City on Move” Pg 2 (29 August, 2017)
- ‘Growth on the menu at Brekkie’ (7 July, 2017)
Roads & Infrastructure:
The Gladstone Observer:
The Government News:
The Newcastle Herald:
The Urban Developer:
- ‘Queensland’s $46 Billion Infrastructure Boom’ (24 July 2018)
- ‘Queensland Project Pipeline at risk of stalling’ (24 May 2018)