A Queensland Government agency will this week get greater control over more than $60 million in infrastructure charges it receives each year.
Economic Development Queensland, the government unit that oversees the delivery of Priority Development Areas across Queensland, will go live with the Novoplan software this week. The event is a milestone for EDQ and will enable the agency to provide much greater transparency to its stakeholders as well as undertake more accurate reporting and forecasting of capital expenditure.
The Novoplan software has also been implemented by the Townsville City Council where it has already demonstrated a significant return on investment.
Novoplan dramatically reduces the time required to calculate infrastructure charges and track payments.
It also provides essential data on development activity, allowing local governments and agencies like EDQ to be more responsive to infrastructure needs.
Novoplan project manager Dr Alison Wolfenden said EDQ faced a unique set of challenges because of its role in in managing over 30 Priority Development Areas across Queensland. “EDQ are responsible for managing one the most complex infrastructure frameworks in Australia,’’ Dr Wolfenden said.
“Novoplan has proven its flexibility by being able to respond to the specific challenges posed by EDQ without losing any of its useability or intuitiveness.”