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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.
The Coordinator-General administers the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 (SDPWO Act), along with the relevant Minister.
Under the SDPWO Act, 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.
Over the past eight decades, the Coordinator-General's role has evolved from being concentrated solely on public works to being principally focused on facilitating and regulating private-sector infrastructure projects.
Many of these projects have stemmed from rising world demand for Queensland's natural resources, most notably coal and coal seam gas.
Assessments and approvals of infrastructure projects, including environmental and social impacts.
Clearly defined areas of land - for industry, infrastructure corridors and major public works - established to promote economic development in Queensland. Development in these areas is overseen by the Coordinator-General.
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.
Laws and regulations administered by the Coordinator-General, including the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act.