New building advisory committee to cost $6 million

A QUEENSLAND Government committee questioned the need for a new infrastructure body on Wednesday.

The infrastructure, planning and natural resources committee were told Building Queensland would be a statutory advisory body and work at "arm's-length" from the government.

The body will act separately to Economic Development Queensland and Projects Queensland.

Building Queensland is expected to cost about $5 million to $6 million annually will also employ external consultants.

In May Deputy Premier Jackie Trad put forward a bill to introduce the body so it could provide independent expert advice about infrastructure, evaluate proposals and lead procurement and delivery at her direction.

Submissions will be accepted until June 24.

The committee, made up of MPs, will return a report to parliament by September 1.



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