Past Inquiries

Inquiry Report By Submissions Closed

Committee Secretariat Contact

Parliament House
George Street


Committee Membership

Mrs Jo-Ann Miller MP, Chair, Member for Bundamba
Mr David Gibson MP, Deputy Chair, Member for Gympie
Mr Scott Emerson MP, Member for Indooroopilly
Dr Mark Robinson MP, Member for Cleveland
Ms Mary-Anne O'Neill MP, Member for Kallangur
Ms Lillian van Litsenburg MP, Member for Redcliffe

Functions of the Committee

The information on this page relates to the committee of the 53rd Parliament, which ended with the dissolution of the Parliament on 19 February 2012. 


The Transport and Local Government Committee was established by a motion of the Queensland Legislative Assembly on 15 November 2011, and formerly the Transport, Local Government and Infrastructure Committee was established on 16 June 2011.

The committee is a portfolio committee of the Legislative Assembly with the following areas of responsibility:

  • Transport;
  • Main Roads;
  • Marine Infrastructure;
  • Infrastructure;
  • Local Government; and
  • Building industry.

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 s.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; and
    • considering the annual and other reports of the auditor-general;
  • considers departments' public works in light of matters including, but not limited to 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, and
    • actual suitability of the works in meeting the needs in and achieving the stated purpose of the works.

The committee must deal with 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.