The Minister may, by gazette notice, declare a project to be a 'prescribed project'.
A prescribed project is one which is of significance, particularly economically and socially, to Queensland or a region. In deciding whether to declare a prescribed project the Minister may consider:

  • Public interest
  • Potential environmental effects
  • Other matters considered relevant.
  • If a prescribed project is considered to be 'critical or essential' for economic, social or environmental reasons to Queensland, the Minister may also declare it a 'critical infrastructure project'.
  • Purpose of declaration
  • The purpose of declaring a project a prescribed project is to overcome any unreasonable delays in obtaining project approvals.
  • It enables the Coordinator-General, if necessary, to intervene in the approvals process in a number of ways to ensure timely decision-making for the prescribed project.

 Continue reading to find out more about the proscribed projects for Central Queensland


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