We support the Queensland Government’s policy of 50 per cent representation of women on government Boards by 2020 and 50 per cent of all new board appointments to be women. Women and people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who possess the requisite experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

The following three panels are led by the department.

Housing Supply Expert Panel

Provides independent expert advice about how to appropriately measure, report on and address land supply, development and related housing affordability issues in South East Queensland. The panel is made up of nine members from across Australia and will play a critical role in the delivery of the Growth Monitoring Program.

The panel’s tenure expires June 2020.

Economic Development Queensland Board

The functions of the Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) Board are to advise and make recommendations to the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ) about how MEDQ can facilitate economic development, and development for community purpose, in the state. The board ensures MEDQ adopts best practice corporate governance and financial management, whilst performing the functions, and exercising delegated powers, under the Economic Development Act 2012 (EDQ act). Board membership is appointed under the EDQ act.

Manufacturing Ministerial Committee

The committee, comprised of 12 members—with an equal representation of men and women and all of whom work in the manufacturing industry, helps to craft policies and programs to help the sector thrive and create jobs for Queenslanders. It also has a strong focus on regional Queensland and boosting skills to ensure future development of the sector. The Manufacturing Ministerial Committee supersedes and expands upon the Industry and Manufacturing Advisory Group which was established in November 2015.

There are a number of government bodies within the department’s portfolio that report directly to the Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning. The department administers grant funding on behalf of these statutory authorities.

South Bank Corporation

South Bank Corporation is governed by a board of 10 and oversees the management of the South Bank precinct. The board’s tenure expires February 2019.

The Queensland Reconstruction Authority

The Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) is the Queensland Government’s lead agency for recovery, resilience and mitigation policy, and is Australia’s only permanent disaster recovery agency. The QRA Board sets QRA’s strategic priorities, ensuring QRA performs its function and exercises its powers in an appropriate, effective and efficient way.

GasFields Commission

The Gasfields Commission (the Commission) is an independent statutory authority established under the Gasfields Commission Act 2013 (the Act) to improve relationships between landholders, regional communities and the onshore gas industry, as well as providing advice to ministers about all matters relevant to the gas industry. The Commission board’s tenure expires November 2019.

Building Queensland

Building Queensland is the Queensland Government’s infrastructure advisor. Working with government agencies, including departments, government-owned corporations and statutory authorities, Building Queensland’s core functions are to develop and independently prioritise the state’s major infrastructure proposals. The board’s tenure expires in December 2018.