Bid proposal process

Proposals for new or upgraded facilities can be submitted to the department by councils and port authorities. Successful projects are included in a rolling program of works. The majority of construction projects are scheduled over 2 years with design and statutory approvals completed in the first year and construction commencing in the second (or subsequent) year.

Consideration of proposals consists of the following steps:

  • Development and submission of a proposal by the relevant council or port authority (proposals from individuals or other entities must be submitted through the relevant council or port authority).
  • Prioritising proposals on a state-wide basis and assessment against funding criteria and funds availability.
  • Development of a rolling program of works.
  • Notification of outcomes to proposers and announcement of successful projects by the Queensland Government.

Application documents

Councils and port authorities can download the bid application forms and terms and conditions information sheet.

Contact us

For more information on recreational boating infrastructure projects contact the department by emailing or by telephone at 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

Last updated
25 January 2023