In 2020, representatives from industry and TMR workshopped how we could overcome our procurement and delivery pain points together.
While we've been successful in delivering projects, there is room to improve how we deliver.
We agreed to move towards best value for money and not lowest price, focus on outcomes not processes, make performance count and enable more innovation and collaboration.
A commitment to change was made, to work together in a new way.
A taskforce was then formed to deliver a collaborative procurement and delivery model.
But a collaborative model was not going to work unless we instilled shared culture and behaviours, and the idea for a charter was born.
So why now?
There is a real opportunity right now to make significant and lasting change.
We have a record transport program and with the 2032 Brisbane Olympics and Paralympics, a 10 year pipeline, something we have never had before.
To support this 10 year pipeline, we need a sustainable industry that has the capability and capacity for now and for the future. We need to support skilled, diverse, secure and local workforces and to improve the safety, wellbeing and mental health of our workers.
There is a sense of a shared purpose that by doing this together we will make our industry fun again.
To make this a reality we needed to talk to the people working on the ground, and test what collaborative behaviour looks like and how it can be applied across the lifecycle of the projects we deliver together.
About the Charter
Together, we developed a charter which outlines who we are as an industry, and the principles, behaviours and actions for a positive and collaborative relationship.
The Charter tells us not only where we want to go, but how we can get there.
At the heart of the Charter is a set of commitments for how we engage with each other:
- Our people—are effective, genuinely diverse where everyone is empowered and leaders accountable
- Appreciating our differences—being respectful, reasonable and pragmatic to navigate challenges together
- Communication and technological advancements—to help us grow and provide a strong foundation of trust.
Let's create a collaborative culture where we work together to not only deliver transport infrastructure but achieve positive outcomes that benefit Queensland's economy and communities.
Our lasting legacy will be an active government client, profitable organisations and connected communities—our healthy and sustainable ecosystem.
If we all work together, our ecosystem will thrive.
It's the culture we commit to.