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Our role

The Department of Transport and Main Roads moves and connects people, places, goods and services safely, efficiently and effectively across Queensland.

The department is responsible for planning, managing and delivering an integrated transport network across road, rail, air and sea for the state. Through this, the department is committed to ensuring Queensland’s transport system contributes to people’s quality of life, a vibrant economy and a sustainable environment.

In 2019–20, the department administered an operating budget of $6.189 billion, capital budget of $2.877 billion and managed assets worth $67.444 billion.

This funding enables the department to deliver public transport and transport infrastructure to connect Queensland and to help ensure the infrastructure built and maintained is efficient, reliable, and safe.

The department operates under the Administrative Arrangements Order (No.2) 2018 and the Public Service Departmental Arrangements Notice (No.4) 2017. It discharges its statutory obligations under 23 acts listed in Appendix 1. Progress on achieving these obligations and further information and links to websites are included throughout the report.

Transport and Main Roads Strategic Plan 2019–2023

The department’s Strategic Plan 2019–23 outlines a strong vision and purpose for the creation of a single integrated transport network accessible to everyone. It was developed through extensive consultation from across the department and with other Queensland Government agencies.

The plan demonstrates how the department contributes to Our Future State: Advancing Queensland's Priorities and brings together five specific departmental objectives—centred around Accessible, Safe, Responsive, Efficient, and Sustainable—with clear strategies and performance indicators to successfully deliver the plan over the four year period.

The department’s Strategic Plan 2019–23 is the organisational objective setting document and forms part of the strategic planning framework.

Strategic Plan—creating a single integrated transport network accessible to everyone (Accessible, Safe, Responsive, Innovative, Efficient, Sustainable)