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Capital Works Management Framework

What is it?

The Capital Works Management Framework (CWMF) (PDF, 534KB) is made up of policy, guidelines and policy advice notes.

The capital works management process adopts a best practice strategic asset management approach for the delivery planning and programming of building construction and maintenance projects. 

It facilitates consistency across the Queensland Government.

Why have it?

The Queensland Government invests more than $1 billion per year in new buildings to meet the needs of the community in areas such as health, education and justice.

Capital works funds are given to individual departments so fair and consistent practices and ways to effectively manage risks for government and boost building industry efficiencies are necessary.

Who does it apply to?

The CWMF applies to all government departments (as the term is defined in section 8 of the Financial Accountability Act 2009) that control or administer government buildings.

The CWMF does not apply to other entities such as local governments, government-owned corporations, statutory bodies (for example, universities and Health & Hospital Services entities), or special purpose vehicles.

Cost of CWMF-related services provided by us

We provide services under the CWMF without charge to government departments, regardless of the entity providing the service within our department.

Such services include preparing select lists of contractors, maintaining the government's standard building contracts and building industry consultancy agreements and providing advice on selecting the most appropriate contract form for building projects. 

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