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