Estimates Question on Notice

No. 1

Asked on 12 July 2022

The State Development and Regional Industries Committee asked the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure (HON S MILES) – QUESTION: With reference to SDS page 2 which advises in 2022/23 the Department will implement 10‐year industry roadmaps – Will the Deputy Premier advise what actions the Department will undertake this financial year relating to the following action items: (a) Journey to Advanced Manufacturing initiative (Queensland Advanced Manufacturing 10 year Roadmap and Action Plan), (b) The Hacker/ Markerspaces program (Queensland Advanced Manufacturing 10 year Roadmap and Action Plan), (c) Actions 2.1.3 and 3.14 (Queensland Aerospace 10 Year Roadmap and Action Plan), (d) Biofutures Industry Development Fund (Queensland Biofutures 10 Year Roadmap and Action Plan) and (e) Concierge Service to assist Queensland METS companies, and Develop an online portal to promote the specific capabilities of individual Queensland METS companies to potential customers (METS 10 Year Roadmap and Action Plan)? ANSWER: a) As this matter falls within the responsibility of the Department of Regional

Development, Manufacturing and Water, I refer the Member to the Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing and Minister for Water.

b) As this matter falls within the responsibility of the Department of Regional

Development, Manufacturing and Water, I refer the Member to the Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing and Minister for Water.

c) Actions aligned to 2.13 in the Queensland Aerospace 10 Year Roadmap and Action

Plan - delivering capability development programs across Queensland and working with key partners to expand and identify other services critical for industry capability development:: • Defence Jobs Queensland has refreshed its popular Defence and Aerospace

Capability Development Workshop series which in 2022-23 will reach wider audiences due to a variety of delivery modes. The first workshops in the new format were released in June this year, attracting over 80 participant small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Defence and Aerospace capability workshops include. - Introduction to Defence – delivered via video tutorial, webinar and

masterclass - Marketing to Defence – delivered in person

- Tendering for Defence – delivered via video tutorial and masterclass - Partnering for success – delivered via video tutorial, webinar and

masterclass - Cyber and Defence Industry Security Program (DISP) - delivered via

video tutorial and masterclass. • Defence Jobs Queensland is part of a collaborative pilot project with Boeing

Defence Australia, the Office of Defence Industry Support and AusIndustry to deliver a 12-month capability uplift program for 20 SMEs that provide goods / services identified as necessary by Boeing. First of its kind globally. The pilot launches on 25 July 22.

• The Defence and Aerospace Industry Development Fund (DAID) has supported 64 businesses to achieve certifications/accreditations that will better position them to secure opportunities in defence and aerospace supply chains. A third round of DAID is expected to open in the third quarter of 2022.

Actions aligned to 3.14 in the Queensland Aerospace 10 Year Roadmap and Action Plan stimulating Queensland maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) export opportunities through participating at targeted international events such as MRO Asia-Pacific. • Queensland has a competitive advantage with its ideal geographic proximity

to the Asia Pacific market, as well as a diverse range of MRO capabilities based here in the state. - Major aircraft modification; helicopter design and assembly; life cycle

support; avionics; MRO; logistics analysis and management; electronic systems

- Queensland is home to half of the world’s top 10 aerospace companies and one quarter of Australia’s aerospace companies

- Queensland is home to the only aircraft heavy engineering maintenance facility in Australia, servicing Boeing 737s and Airbus 330s

- Townsville is home to Flying Colours Aviation, Australia’s largest aircraft repainting provider, servicing the civil and defence aircraft and operators

- Queensland is one of the few locations in the world with the full range of technical capabilities needed to assemble, test and maintain advanced military and civilian helicopters.

• MRO Asia Pacific 2022 in Singapore (20-22 September 2022) is an annual, targeted civil aerospace event servicing the MRO sector and focused on the Asia-Pacific region. - Defence Jobs Queensland has secured a 90sqm exhibition space in the

main hall, and is planning to lead a delegation of up to 12 Queensland Aerospace businesses to co-exhibit under the Queensland Government brand

- This event aligns well with the Queensland Aerospace 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan, which aims to promote Queensland’s capabilities in providing high-value niche manufacturing and MRO services and training and access new global supply chain opportunities and international markets

- A program is being developed, in collaboration with the Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) Singapore office, to maximise networking and B2B (business-to-business) opportunities in the region

- The corresponding event in 2019 was attended by more than 6,000 delegates and 200 exhibiting companies from over 70 countries. The 11 organisations that participated on the Queensland stand reported making 38 quality leads generating approximately $4.7 million in revenue

- Attendance at MRO Asia Pacific 2022 follows on from the MRO Investor Forum hosted by the Treasurer on 14 April 2022, again reinforcing Queensland’s focus on Aerospace MRO.

• Avalon Air Show (Geelong, Victoria 25 February – 5 March 2023) is a biennial global business event, attracting senior civil aviation, aerospace and defence industry, military and government decision-makers from around the world. - Queensland Government has maintained a presence at Avalon since 2003 - Defence Jobs Queensland is planning to lead a delegation of up to 18

Queensland Aerospace businesses to co-exhibit under the Queensland Government brand and gain exposure to international supply chains

- 18 stand partners - The last time the event was held in 2019 it attracted 698 exhibiting

companies from 30 countries, 161 delegations including military, industry, government and scientific personnel from 28 countries and more than 38,952 accredited trade visitors during the industry-only trade days

- The 18 Queensland stand partners reported making 78 quality leads, generating up to $11 million in potential business.

• MRO Australasia 2023 (Brisbane, 17-18 May 2023) is the second in a series of three biennial events that we attracted to the state, off the back of our regular presence at MRO Asia Pacific. - MRO Australasia is a two day conference attracting 300+ attendees from

the international MRO community to Brisbane, to learn about the crucial issues that impact the MRO business in this region. After a successful launch in 2020, the event returns to the Sofitel Brisbane to offer an opportunity for suppliers to meet key decision makers and for buyers to learn, test and purchase new MRO solutions and services. The agenda will cover maintenance, repair and overhaul for all fixed wing aircraft; commercial, business, general and regional aviation and rotorcraft

- Queensland Government is the host sponsor of this event - As of 12 July 2022, 17 of the 32 exhibitions spaces have already been sold - Defence Jobs Queensland is working with Aviation Week Network to

help form the program, by way of speaker and content suggestions and connections

- Defence Jobs Queensland plan to actively assist with any STEM related activities AWN include, through the Aerospace Gateway to Industry Schools Program.

d) The Biofutures Industry Development Fund was launched in November 2016 with

$5 million available to support well-advanced industrial biotech proponents to get large-scale projects through the final stage of financial due diligence to secure financing from investors. Three biofuel projects were assisted under the Biofutures Industry Development Fund, to conduct a range of technical studies and due diligence reports that would support an investment case for private finance.

Of these, two projects completed their reports and are actively pursuing private funding and equity partners; one project is still underway and currently forecasting completion in December 2022

Queensland’s Biofutures 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan outlines a vision for Queensland to be an Asia-Pacific hub in biomanufacturing and biorefining, supporting global efforts to decarbonise and building diverse local industrial capabilities.

The Roadmap was recently refreshed and contains 16 actions that have been refined through stakeholder feedback to better reflect the changes in the sector and to further enhance Queensland’s vision to be a leading global biofutures hub.

Key actions being implemented in 2022–23 include: • providing strong state government leadership and vision by collaborating with

agencies, peak bodies and the Australian government to create an enabling environment for bioenergy solutions for aviation, maritime and heavy vehicles and machinery

• partnering with industry to undertake trials and pilots to unlock supply chain opportunities, promoting consumer and industry confidence and supporting a circular economy

• provide focused project facilitation support and mobilise government resources to help navigate and streamline project proposals and approvals

• support work into an assessment of the feasibility of a bio-incubator and development of biohubs to accelerate the development and commercialisation of related processes and technology

• investigate, leverage and promote biofutures solutions that can support delivery of a sustainable and climate positive large-scale projects such as the Brisbane 2032 Olympics and Paralympics Games.

e) The METS sector team actively engages with the METS sector via referrals from within the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, TIQ, partner organisations such as Austmine, via the METS@dsdilgp.qld.gov.au email address and through attendance at industry briefings, trade shows and conferences. The METS Sector Team developed an online portal in partnership the Defence Jobs Queensland. The Queensland Defence Industries Capability Directory was launched November 2020 (https://industrydirectory.dsdmip.qld.gov.au ). As the management of the industry directory was considered resource intensive, it was considered more effective to connect the portal developer with industry partners who were seeking to develop their own online portals. Two partners to date have developed or are developing their own portal to promote their members’ capabilities. These include: • the Mackay-based METS industry association, Resources Industry Network

which developed its own METS HQ online portal (https://metshq.com.au) • the enviroMETS cluster which is currently developing an industry portal to

promote its members’ capabilities.

Access to the developer has saved both organisations considerable time and funding and has enabled them to focus on other aspects of their clients’ needs.

Estimates Question on Notice

No. 2

Asked on 12 July 2022

The State Development and Regional Industries Committee asked the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure (HON S MILES) – QUESTION: Could the Deputy Premier advise the key deliverables in the 2022/23 financial year for the Growth Area Team, including the number of new housing lots that will be delivered to market? ANSWER: Our strong health response and economic recovery has seen people flocking to Queensland. The entire South East is undergoing a boom that is likely to gain momentum as we head towards the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. That is why I established the Growth Areas Team to address the current pressure on land supply and provide a mechanism for government, councils, developers and the industry to keep up with the increase in demand for land, housing and the supporting infrastructure that comes with it.

As part of this year’s State Budget, the Growth Areas Team has been allocated $10 million over two years to unlock land for affordable and diverse housing. The key deliverables that I have set out for the Growth Areas Team to deliver in the next financial year include: • delivering a land use and infrastructure planning framework for Caboolture West

that will ultimately support 30,000 new homes for around 70 000 people and access to 17,000 new jobs

• administration of the newly announced $35 million Growth Acceleration Fund to deliver key infrastructure to unlock land for housing. With $15 million already dedicated to funding the necessary water and sewer infrastructure to service the first 3,000 lots at Caboolture West.

• preparing a Business Case for Beerwah East. Beerwah East is a significant new growth front needed to service future demands for housing in the Sunshine Coast. The business case will provide recommendations to government on preferred options to convert, over time, what is currently state forest to a future city of approximately 21,000 dwellings

• evaluating all of the Underutilised Urban Footprint areas within the SEQ Regional Plan. These evaluations will identify short term opportunities for unlocking land supply and housing.

Estimates Question on Notice

No. 3

Asked on 12 July 2022

The State Development and Regional Industries Committee asked the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure (HON S MILES) – QUESTION: With reference to the Investment Facilitation Process for Exclusive Transactions as of the start of the 2022/23 financial year how many of the 7 transactions in the process listed in Question on Notice 147 asked on 15 March 2022 have: (a) progressed to the next stage of the process, (b) been withdrawn from the process by the proponent, (c) been terminated by the government and (d) have been approved to proceed. ANSWER: The progression of a proposal depends on it meeting the exclusive transactions criteria. Two qualified enquiries have exited the process since 15 March 2022 as they were unable to meet the exclusive transactions criteria. As at 12 July 2022 there are: • 1 qualified enquiry • 1 concept proposal • 2 detailed proposals • 1 proposal in transaction management.

Estimates Question on Notice

No. 4

Asked on 12 July 2022

The State Development and Regional Industries Committee asked the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure (HON S MILES) – QUESTION: With reference to the Capital Programs for the Department and associated Statutory Bodies, can the Minister report separately by each program: (a) the description of each project/initiative, the name of the recipient, level of funding provided in financial years 20/21 and 21/22 and proposed funding allocation in 22/23; and (b) the amount of carry over funding from 21/22 to 22/23 in each respective program or statutory authority and why funding was carried over? ANSWER: (a) A list of 2020/21, 2021/22 actual expenses and 2022/23 budgets for key programs (excludes some minor programs) is set out below.

Project name 2022-23 Budget $'000

2021-22 Actuals $'000

2020-21 Actuals $'000

Departmental Works for Queensland 88,210 134,132 46,242 Haughton Pipeline Stage 2 50,000 - 7,500 Resources Community Infrastructure Fund 46,000 1,335 - Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program 36,089 16,490 12,156 South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program 24,838 50,162 28,754 Indigenous Councils Critical Infrastructure Program 22,324 12,348 20,243 Building our Regions (Rounds 1-5) 19,475 18,788 40,126 Regional Recovery Partnership Program 12,150 1,840 - COVID-19 Works for Queensland 9,888 52,681 138,652 Community Infrastructure Investment Partnership 6,960 2,623 40 Ayr water supply infrastructure project (Stage 2) 5,000 4,000 - State Development Area acquisitions 3,929 - - Hinchinbrook Harbour new sewage plant 3,819 - - Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package 2,679 19,077 28,754 Roma Street Parklands 2,565 1,306 1,837 Southport Spit 2,554 2,808 9,991 Cunnamulla artesian hot springs and river walk experience 2,276 2,470 -

Splash Parks in Mareeba and Douglas Shires 2,100 900 -

Project name 2022-23 Budget $'000

2021-22 Actuals $'000

2020-21 Actuals $'000

Northern Peninsula Area water supply system – replacement of asbestos cement pipelines 2,084 279 349

Gladstone State Development Area Acquisitions (Targinnie) 1,424 186 -

Northern Peninsula Area water supply system – water supply rectification and repair program of works 1,334 1,333 1,333

Logan City Council – digital infrastructure and connectivity 1,000 1,250 -

Economic Development Queensland Gladstone State Development Area 48,650 4,441 143 Northshore Hamilton 35,806 29,732 5,621 Sunshine Coast Industrial Park (Stage 2) 20,000 1,536 1,317 Yeronga Priority Development Area 15,756 1,647 3,287 Currumbin Eco-Parkland 13,885 - - Oxley Priority Development Area 9,730 9,152 6,226 Carseldine Urban Village 7,661 5,589 12,620 Yeerongpilly Green 4,180 682 444 Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct 3,710 687 2,867 Coolum Eco Industrial Park (Stage 2) 2,500 - - South Bank Corporation South Bank – Capital Works Program 9,829 2,991 11,327 Queensland Reconstruction Authority Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 675,241 485,609 452,044 Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund 13,101 9,204 4,431 Recovery and Resilience Grants 7,200 2,092 3,458 National Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Program 5,940 3,498 - North Queensland Natural Disasters Mitigation Program 3,000 - -

Note: The 2021-22 actuals are interim results and subject to finalisation as part of the department’s financial statement preparation process and audit certification through the Queensland Audit Office which is currently in progress. (b) A list of capital programs for which funding was or is being sought to be “carried over” from 2021/22 to 2022/23 in order to re-align funding profiles with project activity is set out below.

Project name Value of funds carried over from 2021-22 to 2022-23

$'000 Departmental Resources Community Infrastructure Fund 11,000 Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program 10,331 COVID-19 Works for Queensland 9,888 Works for Queensland 8,210 State Development Area acquisitions 3,929 Ayr water supply infrastructure project (Stage 2) 3,000 Building our Regions (Rounds 1-5) 3,000 Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package 2,679 Northern Peninsula Area water supply system – replacement of asbestos cement pipelines

2,084

Hinchinbrook Harbour 1,019 Splash Parks in Mareeba and Douglas Shires 600 Autonomous Systems Test Sites 223 Royalties for the Regions 100 Cunnamulla artesian hot springs and river walk experience 30 Economic Development Queensland Currumbin Eco-Parkland 13,885 Oxley Priority Development Area 6,063 Carseldine Urban Village 5,048 Sunshine Coast Industrial Park (Stage 2) 4,664 Yeronga Priority Development Area 3,402 Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct 748 Salisbury Plains Industrial Precinct 333 Clinton Industrial Estate 260 Townsville Regional Industrial Estate 114 Cairns Regional Industrial Estate 8 Queensland Reconstruction Authority Recovery and Resilience Fund 10,800 Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund 4,300 A key element of the department’s and associated statutory bodies’ capital program is providing capital grants to local governments and non-government organisations to support their work within communities across Queensland. The recipients of capital grants are responsible for delivering to a range of capital project activities, many of which can be delayed due to the following reasons: • Further negotiation and consultation with impacted community stakeholders, such

as landholders and Native Title holders • Inclement weather events such as those which have impacted South East

Queensland recently • Challenges being experienced across the construction industry as a result of staff

shortages and supply chain pressures • Re-tendering and procurement processes

• Broader capacity issues currently being faced across our local councils across regional Queensland.

The majority of capital grants are paid when certain performance milestones are met. Project delays can impact the ability of the grant recipient to meet these milestones under the originally agreed timeframes. Under these circumstances capital grants can be deferred into future financial years, during which these milestones are expected to be met. The deferral of capital grants (milestone payments) is made in consultation with the grant recipient and progress of project activity is monitored by the department under the grant agreement.

Estimates Question on Notice

No. 5

Asked on 12 July 2022

The State Development and Regional Industries Committee asked the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure (HON S MILES) – QUESTION: With reference to the Works for Queensland and COVID Works for Queensland programs and the SEQ Community Stimulus Package for each financial years 19/20 to 25/26, can the Minister provide, for each individual program (reported separately) the: (a) total level of funds allocated for each of the financial years, (b) amount of any funding carried over each year, (c) amount of funding already expended in each program and (d) amount of funding remaining post 22/23 remaining in each program? ANSWER: For question parts (a), (b) and (c): For Works for Queensland: Program: Works for Queensland

(a) (b) (c) Financial Year

1Initial Funding Allocation $'000

Deferral2 / (Bring Forward3) $'000

Funding Expended $'000

2016-17 120,000 660 119,340 2017-18 180,000 3,100 176,900 2018-19 147,811 (23,872) 171,683 2019-20 50,000 374 49,626 2020-21 33,995 (12,247) 46,242 2021-22 148,000 13,868 134,132 2022-23 88,210 - - 2023-24 20,000 - - 2024-25 100,000 - - 2025-26 70,000 - -

697,923

1 Initial Funding Allocations as per the relevant published Capital Statements (State Budget Paper No. 3). 2 Deferral is the carryover of unspent funding from the current financial year into future years. 3 Bring forward is where funding from a future year is brought into the current financial year.

For COVID Works for Queensland: Program: COVID Works for Queensland (a) (b) (c) Financial Year

1Initial Funding Allocation $'000

Deferral2 / (Bring Forward3) $'000

Funding Expended $'000

2019-20 2020-21 180,000 41,348 138,652 2021-22 80,000 27,350 52,680 2022-23 9,888 - -

191,332 For the South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program: Program: SEQ Community Stimulus Program (a) (b) (c) Financial Year

1Initial Funding Allocation $'000

Deferral2 / (Bring Forward3) $'000

Funding Expended $'000

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 25,000 (25,162) 50,162 2022-23 24,838 - - 2023-24 25,000 - - 2024-25 50,000 - - 2025-26 40,000 - -

50,162 d) The amount of funding remaining post 2022-23 in each program will be dependent

on council progress in delivering approved projects. Per grant program guidelines for the above programs, grant funding project payments are made by the department based on councils achieving project delivery milestones. The department works closely with councils to monitor the delivery of projects.

Estimates Question on Notice

No. 6

Asked on 12 July 2022

The State Development and Regional Industries Committee asked the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure (HON S MILES) – QUESTION: I refer to the Coaldrake Review ‘Let the Sunshine In’ so far as it relates to commercial in confidence arrangements – Will the Deputy Premier advise the total cost of the Wellcamp quarantine facility including capital, leasing, and any other costs? ANSWER: The costs associated with the quarantine and isolation program, including the Queensland Regional Accommodation Centre facility at Wellcamp, are reported in the budget papers in accordance with budgetary reporting protocols.

Estimates Question on Notice

No. 7

Asked on 12 July 2022

The State Development and Regional Industries Committee asked the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure (HON S MILES) – QUESTION: With reference to page 7 of the SDS, specifically the 108% complaint clearance rate for 2021‐22 for the Office of the Independent Assessor‐ Will the Deputy Premier advise: (a) what is the breakdown of these cleared complaints by the financial year in which they were received and (b) what was the longest time period a complaint was waiting to be finalised? ANSWER:

a) A total of 931 complaints were cleared in the 2021/22 year as follows: 2021-22 2020-21 2019-20 2018-19 Number of complaints cleared in 2021-22 by FY received 710 212 8 1

b) The longest time period a complaint was waiting to be finalised by the OIA in

2021-22 was two years and 11 months.

Estimates Question on Notice

No. 8

Asked on 12 July 2022

The State Development and Regional Industries Committee asked the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure (HON S MILES) – QUESTION: Will the Deputy Premier provide a list of infrastructure betterment projects identified for completion in the 2022‐23 financial year, following the 2022 floods across Queensland? ANSWER: The $170 million in Betterment funding to rebuild essential public infrastructure damaged in the 2021-22 disaster season to a more resilient standard was announced on 2 July 2022. The funding will allow applicable councils and state agencies to improve key assets such as causeways, culverts, roads and bridges to better withstand the impacts of natural disasters. This Betterment fund is the largest ever made available in a single disaster season in Queensland and is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and State Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). It comprises: • $150 million directly targeting local government areas impacted by the Central,

Southern and Western Queensland floods in November/December 2021; Ex- Tropical Cyclone Seth in January 2022; and the South East Queensland floods from February to April 2022.

• A further $20 million made available through DRFA efficiencies, is available in all 66 local government areas activated for disaster funding following the nine disasters to strike Queensland during the 2021-22 disaster season.

Under the terms of the DRFA, approved projects will have until 30 June 2024 for completion. The Queensland Reconstruction Authority is currently receiving submissions from councils and state agencies for the Betterment Fund and will publish a list of successful projects once approved at https://www.qra.qld.gov.au/betterment.

Estimates Question on Notice

No. 9

Asked on 12 July 2022

The State Development and Regional Industries Committee asked the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure (HON S MILES) – QUESTION: With reference to page 8 of the SDS, specifically the Better Planning service area – Will the Deputy Premier provide an update on the work underway to address housing affordability, while protecting and enhancing our Queensland lifestyle as we grow? ANSWER: The Palaszczuk Government is committed to ensuring Queenslanders have a safe, secure and affordable place to call home in liveable, vibrant communities that protect and enhance our valued Queensland lifestyle. The department, through the Better Planning service area, is delivering a wide range of programs to address land supply and housing affordability including: • The Growth Areas Team, established in 2021, which pursues new partnerships

between developers, local government, utility providers and State agencies to support land use and infrastructure planning as well as infrastructure funding arrangements. To support the work of the Growth Areas Team, in November 2021, I announced a Priority Growth Areas Bill which will look to introduce new legislative tools to intervene where necessary to resolve critical blockers to the supply of land and housing in greenfield or infill areas. In April 2022, my department undertook targeted consultation with key stakeholders about the policy outcomes of the Bill. Public consultation will occur later this year and in 2023.

• The annual Land Supply and Development Monitoring Report which continually

monitors South East Queensland’s land supply and development activity to ensure we have adequate land in the right locations to maintain SEQ's enviable lifestyle and unique characteristics.

• A review into the planning framework’s approach to regulating residential

development to ensure it supports and promotes housing choice, diversity and affordability.

• Detailed evaluations of all underutilised urban footprint areas identified in the South East Queensland Regional Plan (ShapingSEQ) to find potential projects where the

State could expand its involvement to unlock land and housing. It is anticipated that the outcomes from this work will also inform the future review of ShapingSEQ.

• Working with the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy to explore inclusionary planning requirements and opportunities to deliver social and affordable housing in new growth areas including affordable by design principles and planning incentives.

The department, through the Better Planning service area, is also delivering a range of initiatives to ensure our communities continue to be great places to live as our and have the necessary infrastructure in place as our population grows:

- $50 million in equity funding is being invested in the new Growth Acceleration Fund to deliver key infrastructure needed to develop residential lots and increase housing supply

- A $210 million Growth Areas Compact to provide enabling infrastructure for Caboolture West as part of our partnership with the Australian Government and the Council of Mayors (SEQ) to deliver the SEQ City deal

- Monitoring infrastructure charges and spending to ensure the planning framework supports fair and equitable cost arrangements for the funding and delivery of local and state government infrastructure.

In addition, my department is facilitating new housing, including affordable and diverse housing, across the state via Priority Development Areas (PDAs) through Economic Development Queensland (EDQ). EDQ has planned, and is helping to deliver, some of the largest residential developments in Queensland and most iconic urban renewal projects, including: • the Greenfield PDAs of Caloundra South, Greater Flagstone, Ripley Valley and

Yarrabilba which, when fully developed, will deliver 140,000 dwellings, offering housing affordability, diversity and choice

• the infill PDAs of Bowen Hills, Northshore Hamilton, The Mill, Southport and Maroochydore City Centre, which will deliver an additional 55,000 dwellings and enable the revitalisation of these urban areas.

In 2020-21 alone, EDQ approved over 500 residential lots and almost 930 apartments for development across a number of Priority Development Areas.

Estimates Question on Notice

No. 10

Asked on 12 July 2022

The State Development and Regional Industries Committee asked the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure (HON S MILES) – QUESTION: With reference to page 21 of the SDS – Will the Deputy Premier indicate how the government is working with industry and the community to deliver infrastructure for new residential projects, urban precincts and industrial ecosystems, and how this infrastructure improves housing access and affordability for Queensland families? ANSWER: The Palaszczuk Government is working with industry and the community to provide planning and delivery solutions for a range of infrastructure and property projects that are providing greater housing affordability and availability. To help achieve this, thirty-four Priority Development Areas (PDAs) have been declared across Queensland. Funding and building infrastructure are key to facilitating development within these PDAs, particularly in new communities. In partnership with major stakeholders, including landowners and local government, Development Charges and Offsets Plans have been finalised for the Ripley Valley and Greater Flagstone PDAs. This will help facilitate critical infrastructure to service these areas and expedite coordinated and financially sustainable development. These two Plans will guide the delivery of up to $4.4 billion in municipal and state infrastructure. They have also made major provision for community uses, including:

• 18 primary schools and seven high schools within Greater Flagstone, and 16 primary schools and seven high schools in Ripley Valley

• four health care precincts in Ripley Valley • 7.2 hectares for health precincts, and a 16-hectare area to cater for a hospital site

within Greater Flagstone, to service the South Logan catchment • three ambulance and two fire and rescue emergency services sites, and the

consolidation of Queensland Police Service activities into a central District Police Station in Ripley Valley

• a total of four additional Police, Ambulance and Fire and Rescue emergency service sites in Greater Flagstone.

Development within these two PDAs alone will deliver approximately 100,000 dwellings for a population of up to 240,000 people. Within the Carseldine Village development, significant road infrastructure and civil works have been constructed to deliver this development. A range of affordable freehold terrace homes are being delivered, with three-bedroom homes priced approximately 20 per cent below the median price for a three-bedroom home in Carseldine. To further assist with affordability, each terrace home includes a solar PV/battery system that will save up to $1,600 each year on energy bills. All homes are also EV charger ready, with a dedicated circuit in each garage to avoid up to $1,000 in retrofit costs if the homeowner purchases an elective vehicle. Construction of the first 53 terrace homes in Stage 1 commenced in early 2021 and will be completed in early 2023. A further 48 new homes in Stage 2 are in the early stages of construction. The first residents moved into their new homes in April this year. At Oxley, works have started to repurpose the former Secondary College site with the delivery of key infrastructure. This will enable the delivery of 87 new homes, an over 50’s lifestyle residential development, including a new community centre, and a 150- bed residential aged care facility. Like Carseldine Village, the 87 homes will include a solar PV/battery system that will save homeowners on energy bills. They will also include an efficient heat pump hot water system and electric vehicle charger readiness. Within my department, Economic Development Queensland’s industrial land development program has delivered a portfolio of industrial estates throughout Queensland. The industrial land sales program provides business and industry with opportunities to invest and grow. The estates are major employment centres and deliver important goods, services and economic benefits to their local communities and regions. The industrial estates accommodate a wide variety of industrial activities and support small local businesses as well as national tenants and large corporations. My department also focuses on the active facilitation of key infrastructure, notably through the establishment of funding vehicles for key ‘catalyst’ trunk infrastructure to help break development barriers. The Building Acceleration Fund is providing co-investment through interest free loans with councils, developers and utility providers. Eight projects have been announced to date, including to fund infrastructure that will unlock more than 11,000 residential lots for development. On 9 June 2022, under the umbrella of the Growth Areas Program, I announced two funding initiatives to accelerate investment in infrastructure to unlock land for new housing in South East Queensland. The Catalyst Infrastructure Fund co-investment program is a $150 million Queensland Government initiative that will provide low interest loans to accelerate the delivery of essential infrastructure in PDAs.

The $50 million Growth Acceleration Fund will support the delivery of priority trunk infrastructure in communities outside of PDAs. $15 million of this fund has already been allocated to help deliver water and sewer infrastructure in Caboolture West. The provision of this catalyst infrastructure funding has played a significant role in maintaining land supply which has substantial economic benefits across a range of industries. My department works in close partnership with the Department of Communities, Housing and the Digital Economy (DCHDE) and other agencies on a range of coordinated initiatives to address housing, including through the Queensland Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2021 – 2025. For example, my department is working with DCHDE on local housing action planning in rural and remote local governments. Over $200,000 has been allocated under the Rural and Remote Councils Compact to assist the Western Queensland Alliance of Councils deliver local housing action plans to 22 of the 45 councils, ensuring Queensland’s planning framework supports the delivery of diverse, social and affordable housing.

Estimates Question on Notice

No. 11

Asked on 12 July 2022

The State Development and Regional Industries Committee asked the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure (HON S MILES) – QUESTION: With reference to page 8 of the SDS, specifically the Better Planning service area – Will the Deputy Premier provide an update on the regional planning program across Queensland, and how it supports good jobs, better services and a great lifestyle for Queenslanders? ANSWER: The Palaszczuk Government is committed to better planning and economic development for Queensland through a coordinated approach to economic strategy, land-use and infrastructure planning as part of our statutory regional plans. Statutory regional plans are long-term strategic documents required under the Planning Act 2016 that guide land use planning and investment for state and local governments. They are a key part of Queensland’s planning framework. Through statutory regional plans, the economic, environmental and social priorities for each region are cascaded into local councils’ land use planning schemes. Currently Queensland has 12 statutory regional plans in operation and one non- statutory development plan (Gulf Region Development Plan 2002). However, with rapid economic and urban growth, 10 of these plans have become outdated and are not likely to properly reflect the current economic or social priorities of the region. The Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning will undertake reviews of 10 regional plans over the next three years. This will occur in conjunction with the delivery of seven regional infrastructure plans. Regional infrastructure plans are high level economic and social strategies that ensure regionally significant infrastructure needs are considered and prioritised. Under this approach, they will be supported by fit-for-purpose statutory regional plans with a specific focus on land-use planning that set the long-term direction for how a regional will grow and respond to change over time.

By aligning the statutory regional planning and regional infrastructure planning programs, the Queensland Government continues to support development of infrastructure in the right places at the right time, boosting productivity, growing our economy, creating jobs, improving liveability, driving innovation and building strong and resilient communities. A review of the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Plan 2011, and preparation of a draft Wide Bay Burnett Regional Plan 2022 is currently underway and expected to be completed this year. The next review will be of the Far North Queensland Regional Plan and will commence in August 2022.

Estimates Question on Notice

No. 12

Asked on 12 July 2022

The State Development and Regional Industries Committee asked the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure (HON S MILES) – QUESTION: With reference to page 10 of the SDS – Will the Deputy Premier outline how the continued delivery of the $120 million Indigenous Councils Critical Infrastructure Program is supporting small and remote indigenous councils to service their communities with liveability‐enhancing infrastructure, and to secure good jobs for their local community? ANSWER: The Indigenous Councils Critical Infrastructure Program (ICCIP) was established in 2017 and supports the 16 Indigenous councils across Queensland to deliver critical water, wastewater and solid waste infrastructure projects that contribute to enhanced living conditions for their communities. The program is supporting over 280 approved projects (delivered or in-progress) and has a strong focus on providing fit-for-place infrastructure and projects in Indigenous communities. These projects help ensure that Indigenous councils in remote and discrete communities have the ability to manage water, wastewater and solid waste assets effectively, contributing to things like water security and long-term environmental and public health outcomes. The delivery of ICCIP projects provides the opportunity for local employment and the upskilling of council water and wastewater employees. ICCIP funding has assisted councils to deliver infrastructure projects, such as: • $9.84 million towards replacing the wastewater treatment plant at Saibai Island in

the Torres Strait. • $1.7 million towards constructing a new 1.2 megalitre concrete water reservoir at

Napranum. • $653,000 towards replacing the Solomon Dam raw water pipeline at Palm Island.

Estimates Question on Notice

No. 13

Asked on 12 July 2022

The State Development and Regional Industries Committee asked the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure (HON S MILES) – QUESTION: With reference to page 10 of the SDS – Will the Deputy Premier advise how the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program is supporting the financial sustainability of councils, and assisting them in delivering vital infrastructure and services to Queensland communities? ANSWER: The Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (LGGSP) supports councils across Queensland to deliver priority infrastructure projects that contribute to sustainable and liveable communities, as well as supporting economic growth and creation of local jobs for Queenslanders. The LGGSP provides funding assistance to support councils to deliver priority infrastructure and essential services and assist councils to operate within their means. The program further strengthens the capacity of councils to maintain and extend the functional life of existing infrastructure assets. The new 2022-24 LGGSP funding round, which commenced on 1 July 2022, is providing almost $86 million to councils across Queensland to deliver infrastructure projects like water and sewage, council housing and asset management projects. Through this round, LGGSP will assist councils to deliver infrastructure and planning projects, such as:

• $2,192,077 towards staff housing projects in Quilpie Shire Council • $3,012,900 towards the Curry Kids Early Learning Centre in Cloncurry Shire

Council • $150,000 towards the Lakeland Infrastructure Planning Study in Cook Shire

Council. Under the 2022-24 LGGSP funding round councils were, for the first time, able to submit planning related projects to fund studies, investigations and business case development that support them to form a strategic view of their key infrastructure priorities and needs. The 2022-24 LGGSP builds on the more than $119 million in funding allocated to councils across the 2017-19 and 2019-21 LGGSP funding rounds.

Estimates Question on Notice

No. 14

Asked on 12 July 2022 The State Development and Regional Industries Committee asked the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure (HON S MILES) – QUESTION: With reference to page 10 of the SDS – Will the Deputy Premier provide an update on the continued delivery of the $1 billion Works for Queensland Program, the South East Queensland Community Stimulus Package, and the COVID Works for Queensland program, specifically in reference to how these programs are creating secure jobs and enhancing liveability across Queensland’s regional communities? ANSWER: The Works for Queensland program is about supporting the delivery of job creating new infrastructure, maintenance and minor works projects for the 65 councils across regional Queensland. The funding provided through Works for Queensland assists councils to deliver infrastructure that improves the liveability of local communities right across regional Queensland and provides employment opportunities for local businesses, local tradies and families. By the end of the current funding round in June 2024, it is expected that Works for Queensland projects will have supported, sustained or created more than 26,000 jobs in regional Queensland. Examples of Works for Queensland projects delivering community infrastructure and improved liveability include:

• $2.2 million for upgrades of critical electrical systems across Cook shire water and

wastewater plants • $5.7 million to gravel resheet existing roads throughout the Mackay region • $6.46 million to upgrade the North Rockhampton sewage treatment plant to

increase its design capacity.

The $200 million COVID Works for Queensland program was established by the Palaszczuk Government to provide more funding for all councils to directly support COVID-19 recovery. Of the available program funding, $50 million was allocated

across the 12 South East Queensland councils and $150 million across the 65 non-South East Queensland councils. Nearly all COVID Works for Queensland projects are complete, with less than five per cent still in delivery. Once all 509 projects are completed, it is expected that COVID Works for Queensland will have created or supported more than 4,600 jobs. Examples of COVID Works for Queensland include: • $875,000 for concrete sealing of the car park at Doomadgee airport • $406,000 for the Gatton Waste Facility Upgrade Program in the Lockyer Valley

region. The Palaszczuk Government committed $200 million over six years to the South-East Queensland Community Stimulus Program (SEQCSP), which will be delivered across two funding rounds. The 2021-24 SEQCSP funding round is providing $100 million to support the 12 South East Queensland councils to fast-track new infrastructure and community assets, helping to create and sustain jobs. Councils estimate that more than 1,450 jobs will be created or supported across South East Queensland through the 2021-24 SEQCSP. Examples of projects delivering new infrastructure and community assets to create and sustain jobs include: • $3,000,000 for a Housing and Homelessness Services Hub in Moreton Bay • $9,810,000 for the Gold Coast Disaster and Emergency Management Centre.

Estimates Question on Notice

No. 15

Asked on 12 July 2022

The State Development and Regional Industries Committee asked the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure (HON S MILES) – QUESTION: With reference to page 8 of the SDS, specifically the Better Planning service area – Will the Deputy Premier update the Committee on the South East Queensland City Deal and the Townsville City Deal? ANSWER: The South East Queensland (SEQ) City Deal was signed on 21 March 2022 and marks a significant investment for the region in the lead up to, and beyond the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic games. The SEQ City Deal will provide over $1.8 billion for the region across 31 commitments. Some key commitments in the Deal include: • $210 million for the Growth Area Compact at Caboolture West and $25 million for

the Toowoomba Railway Parklands project which will provide enabling infrastructure to support affordable housing in the Moreton Bay region and Toowoomba respectively.

• $10 million to further refine options for a future rail connection between Ipswich and Springfield. This will support population and economic growth in the Western Corridor, including the rapidly growing Ripley Valley.

• A further $35.3 million investment in the Blue Heart Initiative which will support sustainability and adaptive flood plain management in the Maroochy catchment on the Sunshine Coast.

• $40 million for ongoing support for the Resilient Rivers program to improve the health of SEQ waterways and flood resilience.

• $285 million for the Liveability Fund. This fund will support investment towards improved community facilities, urban amenity or enhanced liveability across the region.

• $150 million for the Innovation Economy Fund to invest in projects that promote and grow SEQ’s innovation economy and encourage further private sector investment. Investment in the SEQ innovation ecosystem will ignite the region’s nationally significant innovation precincts to deliver more high value, knowledge- intensive jobs.

Implementation planning is well underway with Deal partners establishing long-term governance arrangements and project milestones to oversee the delivery of the Deal. The Implementation Plan is proposed to be released by the end of 2022. The Townsville City Deal continues to deliver for North Queensland, with the completion of the Queensland Country Bank Stadium and the Haughton Pipeline Stage 1, plus work is well underway for the Port of Townsville Channel Upgrade. The Queensland Government has been working with the Australian Government and the Townsville City Council on reallocating the $195 million of funding that was originally set aside for Haughton Pipeline Stage 2.

Estimates Question on Notice

No. 16

Asked on 12 July 2022

The State Development and Regional Industries Committee asked the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure (HON S MILES) – QUESTION: With reference to page 4 of the SDS – Will the Deputy Premier provide details on the Queen’s Wharf project, including the contribution that the project is making towards secure jobs in Queensland? ANSWER: The $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Integrated Resort Development is a transformational project for Brisbane, delivering approximately eight hectares of public open space, with multiple connections to the central business district, as well as an upgraded bikeway, a pedestrian bridge to South Bank and the Cultural Precinct and the adaptive reuse of nine Heritage listed buildings. The project is supporting jobs for Queenslanders from construction right through to operations. Queensland businesses are already benefiting, with over 650 different work packages awarded so far to the value of $1.3 billion. Over 80 per cent of these work packages have been awarded to Queensland-based suppliers. The opportunities for local suppliers and businesses will continue well into the operational stage of the project with the sourcing of Queensland produce and products - from lobster and beef to freshly cut flowers. There are currently over 1,600 workers on site daily, with over 700,000 training hours provided to workers across the project to date. This is just the beginning of the growth in employment and opportunities Queen’s Wharf is bringing to Queensland. The number of workers on site is expected to peak at around 2,000 next year. On completion, with four world-class hotels, some 50 restaurants and bars, in the order of 60 retail areas, the Treasury casino replacement and approximately 30,000 square metres of commercial office space, the development will support approximately 8,000 ongoing operational jobs across the precinct. Works on site continue to progress, despite delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and weather events this year. The podium, incorporating most of the new retail and restaurants is structurally complete and each of the four towers above the podium are well underway. Nearly half of the Neville Bonner Pedestrian Bridge structure is also complete, with the first section of the mast installed in June.

This new world class tourism development will be a landmark for Brisbane, providing significant economic stimulus, contributing to Queensland’s tourism recovery and driving substantial increased visitation to Queensland, particularly as the State prepares for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Estimates Question on Notice

No. 17

Asked on 12 July 2022

The State Development and Regional Industries Committee asked the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure (HON S MILES) – QUESTION: With reference to page 21 of the SDS, in regard to Economic Development Queensland – Will the Deputy Premier advise the Committee on the status of the 31 Priority Development Areas (PDAs) in Queensland, and how PDAs are contributing to economic growth and secure jobs across the State? ANSWER: Priority Development Areas (PDAs) are a powerful tool, providing fit for purpose planning instruments and a streamlined development assessment process, enabling government to respond to community needs and generate private sector investment. Thirty-four PDAs have been declared across the State to fulfil a range of purposes, including urban renewal and housing supply, delivering new communities that provide opportunities to accommodate significant levels of residential and employment growth. Over the last 10 years, development across the PDAs and the government’s industrial precincts has generated more than $3.7 billion in private sector investment and over $1 billion in infrastructure for Queensland. Within the Northshore Hamilton PDA, for example, construction continues on a new research and manufacturing facility for Vaxxas to manufacture its needle-free vaccine technology. This biomedical facility will support 139 new high-value jobs and produce up to 300 million vaccines each year when completed in early 2023. Additionally, $18 million in recent infrastructure delivery supported 46 construction jobs and has unlocked land supply for $500 million of private sector development. In the Parkland PDA on the Gold Coast, construction has commenced on the Proxima development, integrating early childhood education and allied health services, catering for up to 400 children. This new facility, when fully occupied, will support 900 health, teaching and research jobs, providing access to a huge range of services for families. PDAs are also supporting the delivery of major Queensland Government infrastructure projects, including the new Cross River Rail project, delivering stations and precincts at Albert Street, Boggo Road, Bowen Hills, Roma Street and Woolloongabba.

Within the Herston Quarter PDA, the Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service building has been completed, and the state listed heritage Lady Lamington Nurses Home, Edith Cavell and Lady Norman buildings have been repurposed.

PDAs continue to make a major contribution to Queensland’s housing needs. For instance, development of the four greenfield PDAs, once completed, will deliver up to 140,000 new homes for more than 340,000 people. Meanwhile, PDAs in South East Queensland, such as Bowen Hills, Northshore Hamilton, Fitzgibbon, Oxley and Yeronga are expected to deliver an additional 45,000 infill dwellings.

Development within these PDAs is also supporting the delivery of major social infrastructure, such as the Yeronga PDA which, when completed, will be home to the new Yeronga Community Centre.

Funding and building infrastructure is key to unlocking development within these PDAs. For example, the infrastructure agreement for the Yarrabilba and Greater Flagstone PDAs alone will facilitate the delivery of more than $1.2 billion worth of infrastructure for the Logan area, generating significant employment opportunities.

Estimates Question on Notice

No. 18

Asked on 12 July 2022

The State Development and Regional Industries Committee asked the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure (HON S MILES) –

QUESTION:

With reference to page 28 of the SDS, specifically in regard to the Queensland Reconstruction Authorities objective of rebuilding, recovering and reconnecting disaster affected communities –

Will the Deputy Premier provide an update on the recovery efforts that are underway across Queensland, other than the southern Queensland flooding?

ANSWER:

Queensland is the most disaster affected state in Australia, having been hit by 97 significant natural disaster events since the summer of 2010-11.

Since its establishment in early 2011, the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) has managed more than $21 billion of Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) and Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) reconstruction works.

The Queensland-wide reconstruction program is currently the most significant infrastructure program in Australia, with numerous delivery agents, asset owners and specific delivery dates.

QRA is currently managing an active delivery program with an estimated value of $4.9 billion, comprising works from 20 events across the 2020-21 and 2021-22 disaster seasons as well as works from five disasters that occurred in the 2019-20 season which have been extended.

The delivery program for the 2021-22 disaster season has a total estimated value of $3.8 billion, from nine activated events. Of this, the South East Queensland rainfall and flooding events from 22 February to 5 April accounts for approximately $3.2 billion.

The delivery program for the 2020-21 disaster season has a total estimated value of more than $774 million, from 11 activated events. Reflecting its earlier stage of delivery, more than 25 per cent of the program has been delivered to date, with the remainder to be completed by 30 June 2023.

The 2019-20 disaster season works were due to be completed on 30 June 2022. Projects worth approximately $310 million out of the $895 million total program have received extensions of time for delivery due to COVID-related impacts. These remaining works are reported to be on track to be completed in accordance with the extended deadlines.

QRA has paid more than $772 million for disaster recovery and resilience grants to councils, state agencies and non-government organisations in 2021-22.

Under the NDRRA and DRFA guidelines, councils and state agencies have two full financial years starting from 1 July following the disaster event in which to complete works.

When disaster strikes, QRA works closely with other state government agencies, charitable bodies, councils and the Commonwealth to ensure communities receive the assistance they need on the long road to recovery.

Estimates Question on Notice

No. 19

Asked on 12 July 2022

The State Development and Regional Industries Committee asked the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure (HON S MILES) –

QUESTION:

With reference to the 2032 Queensland Olympics –

Will the Minister please outline what Olympics infrastructure will be delivered to rural and regional Queensland ahead of this event?

ANSWER:

The Palaszczuk Government is focused on ensuring that the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be a Games for all Queenslanders.

The 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games events to be hosted in regional Queensland include Olympic Football preliminaries in Toowoomba, Townsville and Cairns.

Toowoomba Sports Ground and Barlow Park in Cairns are two regional venues that will receive major upgrades to sporting and spectator facilities ahead of Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, creating an exciting sport and community legacy for regional Queensland.

The 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games will also leverage off existing infrastructure investment in the recently completed $293.5 million Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville.

The 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games will trigger increased investment and opportunities across the state, including the regions, through: • a 10-year pipeline of construction jobs, trade and investment • industry investment in new skills, capacity and supply chains • attraction of major sporting events and training pre and post Games • investment in renewable energy to deliver a climate positive Games • domestic and international tourism attraction.

The 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games provides significant opportunities for Queensland to host many more major events over the coming decade leading up to the Games and beyond. This could include national and international championships across many sports and will extend to training camps as well as the events themselves. Many sports organisations may look to establish headquarters and/or high-performance

programs in Queensland. These opportunities will extend well beyond the south east corner into rural and regional Queensland.

The 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games will generate state-wide legacy benefits for the next 20 years and beyond.

The 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Legacy Committee also includes four representatives from rural and regional Queensland.

The Legacy Committee will provide input and advice to the Queensland Government on state-wide legacy opportunities and priorities to maximise outcomes from hosting the Games for all Queenslanders.

Estimates Question on Notice

No. 20

Asked on 12 July 2022

The State Development and Regional Industries Committee asked the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure (HON S MILES) – QUESTION: With reference to the 50/50 funding deal struck between the State and Federal Governments for infrastructure needed to host the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games – Will the Minister please provide a summary of how much money each level of government is slated to invest? ANSWER: The 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games offers a significant opportunity to showcase Queensland and Australia. The Queensland Government is currently working with the Australian Government to finalise the intergovernmental agreement to provide for 50:50 funding arrangements for critical non-transport infrastructure (venues). While discussions between the State and Commonwealth Government are underway, Queensland’s preparation is progressing, with more than $190 million included in the 2022-21 State Budget for infrastructure planning and development, and a targeted strategy to improve sports performance. $59 million is for the newly formed Olympic Infrastructure and Precincts Office. This funding will progress planning, design and delivery of critical infrastructure that will also support South East Queensland’s long-term growth. Of the venues identified in the Games Master Plan, 84 per cent are existing or temporary. It is important to note that State and Commonwealth funding arrangements will also be influenced by opportunities and investment from the private sector, as well as contributions from local councils. As planning for Brisbane 2031 Olympic and Paralympic Games infrastructure continues to ramp up, additional funding will be announced in future State Budget updates.