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Queenslanders’ vision for our infrastructure

In 2044, all Queenslanders will have access to the services they need, through our sophisticated and world-class infrastructure. Our infrastructure will drive economic growth and will be a key enabler in the digital economy. From our homes, and from our businesses and workplaces, we will be connected to the world. The goods we order will be delivered when we need them and the services we use will be reliable, efficient and meet our needs. Our exports will enter the global market seamlessly, ensuring we remain competitive in the international marketplace.

Why infrastructure is a foundation

Our access to clean water, reliable energy supplies, communication technology and public infrastructure provides an enviable standard of living. Read more on page 75 of The Queensland Plan (PDF, 4.19MB).

Spotlight on our infrastructure

What Queenslanders want

The following goals highlight what Queenslanders said they wanted to be, do or achieve (in relation to this foundation). These goals are accompanied by the outcomes Queenslanders said they want to see. Read detailed descriptions of success factors in The Queensland Plan (PDF, 4.19MB).

Goal What does success look like?
G28
Our infrastructure fits our changing population and demographics.
We take a long-term approach to planning and delivery through infrastructure, recognising that infrastructure supports population growth across the state.*
We deliver essential services effectively.
We use existing infrastructure efficiently.
G29
Our regions, businesses and communities reach their full potential.
We have effective access to water, energy, transport and ICT to keep the economy moving.
We deliver economic, social and community benefits through infrastructure.*
G30
Infrastructure is funded in a variety of ways.
We use public funds more efficiently.
There is an increase in private investment.
G31
Infrastructure is designed and built with longevity in mind.
Our infrastructure is resilient and sustainable.
We use technology effectively.
G32
Infrastructure provides connectivity and accessibility across the state.
Our transport system is cost-effective and integrated.
Our communications network is integrated.

*A top 10 priority identified by delegates at the Brisbane Summit.

Achieving success

The following targets and measures will help focus our efforts towards achieving success. The baselines have been sourced from existing data sets as a starting point for future reporting. Download The Queensland Plan (PDF, 4.19MB) for a detailed explanation of what the measures show.

T19 Tailored and timely

The right infrastructure is delivered in a timely way to support economic growth and social needs.

Primary measure Starting point or baseline

Community satisfaction

Percentage of Queenslanders who are satisfied with infrastructure in Queensland in a state survey.

Source: State survey.

Source

Baseline to be created 2014–15 through a state survey.

Access to services

Percentage of Queenslanders who experienced problems accessing services due to ‘inadequate services in an area where they reside’ or ‘no services in an area where they reside’.

Source: ABS 4159.0.55.003 (2012), General Social Survey: States and Territories, 2010.

Source

7.3% Inadequate services
5.6% No services

Baseline: Queenslanders experiencing problems accessing services in the area where they reside, 2010.

Secondary measure Starting point or baseline

Access to public transport

Percentage of the population that live within 400 metres of a public transport stops.

Source: Department of Transport and Main Roads (2013).

Source

76.2% South East Queensland residents
69.7% Regional Queensland residents

Baseline: Queenslanders with proximity to public transport (within 400m of a Translink or qconnect network stop, geodesic distance only), 2013.

Access to health services

Percentage of Queenslanders who have experienced problems accessing doctors or hospitals.

Source: ABS 4159.0.55.003 (2012), General Social Survey: States and Territories, 2010.

Source

7.9% Access to doctors
5.8% Access to hospitals

Baseline: Queenslanders experiencing problems accessing doctors or hospitals, 2010.

Access to telecommunications

Proportion of Queenslanders who have experienced problems accessing telecommunications services.

Source: ABS 4159.0.55.003 (2012), General Social Survey: States and Territories, 2010.

Source

14.0% of Queenslanders have problems accessing telecommunications.

Baseline: Queenslanders experiencing problems accessing telecommunications services, 2010.

Freight movement

Total volume of Queensland’s freight comprising of export, import and domestic freight movement.

Source: Department of Transport and Main Roads (2013), Moving Freight: A Strategy for more efficient freight movement.

Source

871 million tonnes of freight moved annually.

Baseline: Queensland’s total freight volume comprising of export, import and domestic freight movement, 2010–11.

Return to the foundations landing page to understand the purpose of the targets and measures or to select another foundation area to learn about.

Get involved

There are many ways you can help achieve our vision. Visit our Get involved page to read a few suggestions related to each foundation area.

What Queenslanders said

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Last updated
7 April, 2016

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