Miller queries Labor's relationship with LNP donor

LABOR MP Jo-Ann Miller has questioned her own government's relationship with the consulting firm working on a number of metropolitan and regional city developments.

Ms Miller has applied to ask questions to all government ministers during the budget estimates hearings.

On Wednesday she asked Deputy Premier Jackie Trad if consulting firm Urbis had any contracts with the government body Building Queensland and if any Urbis employees were on government boards.

Ms Trad said as Building Queensland was an independent body she had no input over what contracts it handed out.

She said she did not believe any Urbis staff had positions on boards but promised to check and find out for Ms Miller.

Urbis has contracts to work on a number of Queensland projects including the Brisbane Queen's Wharf project, a master plan for Springfield North near Ipswich, the Gladstone East Shores waterfront development and the Rockhampton Riverside and CBD master plan.

Urbis has been contacted for comment.

Australian Electoral Commission records show in the 2014-15 year Urbis donated about $36,100 to the Liberal Party - including $6100 to the Queensland LNP - but none to the Labor party. 

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