Past Inquiries

Inquiry Report By Submissions Closed

Committee Secretariat Contact

Parliament House
George Street


Committee Membership

Mr Jim Pearce MP, Member for Mirani, Chair
Ms Ann Leahy MP, Member for Warrego, Deputy Chair
Mr Craig Crawford MP, Member for Barron River
Mr Shane Knuth MP, Member for Dalrymple
Mrs Brittany Lauga MP, Member for Keppel
Mr Tony Perrett MP, Member for Gympie

Functions of the Committee

The information on this page relates to the committee of the 55th Parliament, which ended with the dissolution of the Parliament on 29 October 2017. 


The Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources Committee was a portfolio committee established by the Queensland Legislative Assembly on 27 March 2015. The committee had responsibility for the following areas: 

  • Transport, Infrastructure and Planning
  • State Development, Natural Resources and Mines
  • Local Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.

The committee also has oversight responsibility for the Family Responsibilities Commission.

In relation to its areas of responsibility, the committee:

  • examines Bills to consider the policy to be enacted
  • examines the estimates of each department
  • examines Bills for the application of the fundamental legislative principles set out in section 4 of the Legislative Standards Act 1992
  • considers the lawfulness of subordinate legislation
  • assesses the public accounts of each department in regard to the integrity, economy, efficiency and effectiveness of financial management by:
    • examining government financial documents
    • considering the annual and other reports of the Auditor-General.
  • considers departments’ public works in light of matters including the:
    • suitability of the works for the purpose
    • necessity for the works
    • value for money of the works
    • revenue produced by, and recurrent costs of, the works, or estimates of revenue and costs
    • present and prospective public value of the works
    • procurement methods used for the works
    • actual suitability of the works in meeting the needs in and achieving the stated purpose of the works. 

The committee may initiate an inquiry into any matter it considers appropriate within its portfolio area.   

The committee must investigate any issue referred to it by the Legislative Assembly or under an Act, whether or not the issue is within the Committee’s areas of responsibility.