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Key priorities and outcomes

Below is a summary of how the department delivers on its priorities matched with some example projects. It demonstrates how our key projects align with Advancing Queensland Priorities, and the Strategic Plan 2019–2023.

Key priorities and outcomes for 2019–20

Keep Queenslanders healthy

Sustainable

Keep communities safe

Safe

  • Established the Maritime Enforcement Team with the delivery and fit out of four highly visible
    departmental personal watercraft for targeted on water compliance programs in high risk
    areas of South-East Queensland’s waterways.
    In progress

  • Implement the new Queensland Road Safety Action Plan 2020–2021.
    In progress

  • Launched a five-point bus driver safety plan, delivering physical safety measures, including
    grants for protective barriers and anti-shatter window film, policy and procedure changes,
    education and increased safety awareness.
    Completed

  • Held two Youth Fare Evasion Roundtables with more than 30 industry, community and
    government stakeholders to tackle the growing issue of deliberate fare evasion and
    associated anti-social behaviours on public transport.
    Completed

Protect the Great Barrier Reef

Sustainable

  • Progressed the QTRIP Program Level Greenhouse Gas Report which provides a baseline of carbon emission across the QTRIP program expected to be finalised in the second half of 2020. This baseline will help to inform future planning of greener infrastructure and is an innovative program for a road agency.
    In progress

  • Implementation of Sustainable Ports Development Act 2015 and master planning for the priority ports of Gladstone, Townsville, Hay Point/Mackay and Abbot Point.
    In progress 

  • Implementing the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia’s rating system on all projects over $100 million and investing in new and upgraded active and shared transport modes.
    In progress

  • Developing a Zero Net Transport Emissions Roadmap which will guide the transport system to a low emission future in line with the Queensland Government’s climate change targets.
    In progress

  • Contribute to the environmentally sustainable development and planning of Queensland waters through the implementation of the Reef 2050 Plan.
    In progress

Be a responsive government

Responsive

  • The Digital Licence App (DLA) pilot launched in March 2020.
    Completed

  • The Smart Ticketing project will deliver new payment options, improved ticketing equipment and digital experiences, including an updated app platform.
    In progress

Accessible

  • Launch PrepL, an Australian-first online learning and assessment program.
    Completed

  • Trial the Demand Response Transport service in Logan to increase accessibility to transport.
    In progress

Responsive

  • Released the Queensland Transport Strategy providing a 30 year vision for the transformation of the state’s transport system to provide flexibility in responding to customer preferences, global trends and emerging technologies.
    Completed

Efficient

  • Securing Australian Government investment to progress the delivery of priorities on the Bruce Highway, as per the Future-proofing the Bruce election commitments and establishing the Bruce Highway Trust that will develop a 15 year vision and initial Action Plan to identify those priorities.
    In progress

Create jobs in a strong economy

Efficient

  • Liaising with Building Queensland to progress business cases for major transport infrastructure projects, including the Bruce Highway (Rockhampton Ring Road).
    In progress

  • Ride-booking services made legal in Queensland and taxis and limousines can compete on a level playing field under changes to personalised transport regulation.
    Completed