The role of the Coordinator-General was established in 1938 to coordinate the provision of public infrastructure and encourage development and the creation of jobs in post-Depression times.
Over time the role has evolved and the Coordinator-General increasingly plays a key role in Queensland’s economic development.
The Coordinator-General has wide-ranging powers to plan, deliver and coordinate large-scale infrastructure projects, while ensuring their environmental impacts are properly managed. These projects, in turn, promote economic and social development in Queensland.
While the majority of projects have been within Queensland's significant minerals and energy sector, a large number are in the tourism, agriculture, manufacturing and infrastructure sectors.
Key areas of the Coordinator-General
Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities
To ensure that residents of communities near large resource projects benefit from the construction and operation of those projects.
Assessments and approvals
The Coordinator-General manages the assessments and approvals of infrastructure projects, including environmental and social impacts.
State development areas
Areas of land established by the Coordinator-General for industry, infrastructure corridors and major public works to promote industrial development opportunities in Queensland.
Compulsory land acquisition
The Coordinator-General can compulsorily acquire, or take, land for infrastructure development.
Laws and other mechanisms the Coordinator-General can use to facilitate the planning and delivery of infrastructure.
Fact sheets, guidelines and other resources relating to the various functions of the Coordinator-General.
The Coordinator-General administers the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971, along with the relevant Minister.
From March 2018, the Coordinator-General administers the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Act 2017.
For further details read A guide to the key functions of the Coordinator-General (110 KB).
Last updated: 16 Mar 2023