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Budget and SDS

Read the Service Delivery Statement 2019-20 (PDF, 5.97MB) for the department’s budgeted financial and non-financial information for the 2019-20 Budget.

Budget highlights for 2019-2020

The 2019-2020 budget delivers a proactive investment to achieve the government’s Advancing Queensland Priorities.

Key features include:

Be a Responsive Government

  • $65.5 million over four years to enable Queensland to be a Responsive Government, digitising transactions and making them simpler and more secure. Comprised of:
    • $18.9 million over four years to maintain core website functions and to continue to improve the government’s digital front door, which already receives more than 74.5 million visits a year.
    • $14.4 million of funding to:
      • build greater levels of capability in customer-focussed design to ensure digital services and projects continue to meet citizens’ needs
      • undertake initial development of opportunities to progress improvements to online experiences e.g. for parents and carers, Queensland businesses, jobseekers
      • coordinate, monitor and evaluate projects to measure progress and impact.
    • Increased funding of $32.2 million over four years to develop a simple and secure way for customers to logon to Government services online in one place so they only need to tell us once.

Data Centre Strategy

  • $15 million over four years to transition to a Data Centre as-a-service model
    • Comprised of $11.3 million in for operational and $3.7 million in capital investment.
  • This strategy will deliver secure, trusted and reliable data centre services in support of the Our Future State, Be a Responsive Government priority by:
    • maintaining access to data centre capacity into the future, in line with agency data centre requirements
    • implementing more flexible data centre solutions based on contemporary technology
    • utilising an ‘as-a-service’ approach to facilitate the procurement of data centre capacity and capability.

Cyber Security – Securing trust to enable a Responsive Government

  • $20.3 million over four years and a further $1.3 million per annum to ensure Queensland Government information and communication technology systems are secure against cyber threats.
  • This funding allocation builds on the Palaszczuk Government’s 2016 establishment of the highly specialised, whole-of-government Cyber Security Unit (CSU), which has been tasked with combatting potential cyber threats against Queensland Government information technology systems.

National Redress Scheme

  • $510,000 over four years for Queensland State Archives to identify, digitise and provide appropriate access to records required to assess applications for the Nation Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.

Sport and Recreation

  • $292.5 million over four years for Sport and Active Recreation Strategy to achieve the government’s priority of Keeping Queenslanders Healthy along with enhancing our sporting excellence. This includes:
    • $25 million over four years for Strategic and Efficient Infrastructure and New School Day initiatives under the strategy.
    • $20 million specifically for Female Facilities infrastructure projects, to improve the participation of girls and women in sport.

Stadiums Queensland

  • $51.6 million over four years to ensure Queenslanders have opportunities to see (and play in) the very best in state, national and international sporting events, a further investment in Keeping Queenslanders Healthy, includes:
    • $35 million one-off equity funding for redevelopment of The Gabba
    • $14 million over four years for North Queensland Stadium
    • $2.6 million over four years for stadiums maintenance and capital improvements.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Action Plan 2019-2023

  • $67.1 million over four years to improve housing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Queensland, as part of the Government’s commitment to Keeping Communities Safe and Giving our Children a Great Start, along with Creating Jobs in a Strong Economy. Key deliverables include:
    • developing up to 30 local housing plans in urban, regional, remote and discrete communities
    • strengthening our service offering by ensuring social housing policies recognise cultural responsibilities
    • establishing a housing body to work with Indigenous Community Housing Organisations and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Councils to improve community outcomes.

Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC)

  • To ensure QBCC continues to build on its role as a strong and effective industry regulator, $30.7 million over two years has been earmarked if required
    • $15.7 million for 2019-2020 and $15 million for 2020-2021 to assist the QBCC to implement building and construction industry reforms.
  • $2.975 million over the next year is allocated to develop early detection capabilities (Insights Driven Regulator program).

Government Employee Housing

  • $34.9 million over the next year will provide housing that helps attract essential frontline workers to rural and remote communities, including:
    • $19.5 million for new constructions
    • $7.2 million for maintenance
    • $8.2 million for upgrades.

Queensland Government Office Accommodation Strategy – regional initiatives

  • $2 million over the next year for urgent maintenance in Mount Isa, creating regional jobs for Queenslanders.

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