Authorities, Approvals and Accountabilities

Our commitment

Queensland Rail is committed to ensuring its decision-making and approval processes are robust and defensible and that personnel are appropriately empowered to perform their roles in order to contribute to the achievement of the organisation’s strategic and operational objectives. Appropriate delegations of authority help ensure authority is properly exercised in a manner that is transparent, accountable and reflective of Queensland Rail’s administration of public funds as a statutory authority.

What we will do

To enable informed, timely and defensible decision making, we will:

  • recognise the authority reserved to responsible Ministers and the Queensland Rail Board;

  • specify the authority delegated by the Board to the Queensland Rail CEO and to other personnel within the organisation;

  • designate the manner in which delegated authority is to be exercised, particularly in relation to the granting of approvals;

  • identify accountabilities and guiding principles that are to govern the exercise of delegated authority;

  • promote a culture of accountability and responsibility, and

  • align the delegation of authority with Queensland Rail’s systems and business processes to facilitate efficient and effective decision making.