Tids Funding Agreement

The alliance operates under a Memorandum of Understanding, the current (fourth) iteration is the Roads and Transport Alliance Agreement 2018-2023. The agreement sets out the principles and rules of governance governing the Alliance`s activities and formalises the cooperation needed to achieve the most effective results beyond the common interests of public and local transport. The Regional Roads and Transport Groups (RRTGs) are composed of elected representatives of the local government and a director of the Ministry of Transport and the main road district. RRTGs cooperate to plan and prioritise investments in road and transport infrastructure at regional level, including the allocation of financial resources to priority projects and the identification of opportunities to improve financial efficiency. There are currently 17 RRTGs in Queensland (PDF, 1.56 MB). The Roads and Transport Alliance is underpinned by the Transportation Infrastructure Development System (TIDS). Founded in the mid-1990s as part of the Transport Infrastructure Act (2004), TIDS allows the ministry to allocate funds to local government road and transport initiatives that support the goals of the land government. Each RRTG receives an annual allocation of TIDS funds, determined by the Roads and Transport Alliance Board. RRTGs are required to allocate their TIDS resources to priority road and transport projects in their region and to achieve TIDS funding (at least) 50:50. The Roads and Transport Alliance Board sets the strategic direction of the Alliance and is composed of senior executives from both the LGAQ and the department. Each RRTG is supported by a technical committee…

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