In 2008, GCI assisted the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads identify, draft and implement changes to the state’s land acquisition and disposal powers under the Transport Planning and Coordination Act 1994 (TPCA). Changes to the TPCA were passed by the Legislative Assembly of Queensland in 2008, improving the state’s ability to achieve integrated transit oriented development (TOD) outcomes at transit nodes such as bus stations and light rail stations.
- Identified the need for legislative change as a way to improve integrated transport and land use planning outcomes
- Assisted the department draft the amendments and helped secure whole-of-government support
- Helped the department steer the amendments through a series of complex Cabinet processes
- Managed the complex legislative and Cabinet process within very tight timeframes
- Engaged and negotiated with key internal stakeholders, including the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Queensland Treasury, Department of Infrastructure and Planning and the Department of Environment and Resource Management
- Devised and implemented a communication strategy to raise awareness of the effects of the legislative changes