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Our Future State: Advancing Queensland's Priorities

The Queensland Government objectives guide the strategic direction and provide a framework to support the department to deliver on its strategic objectives.

Infographic showing Our future state priorities (Advancing Queensland's Priorities): Give all children a great start, keep Queenslanders healthy, Keep communities safe, Protect the Great Barrier Reef, Be a responsive government, Create jobs in a strong economy

The department contributes to five of the Queensland Government's objectives for the community— Our Future State: Advancing Queensland's Priorities—by leading significant projects and initiatives with the aim to support and improve the quality of life for all Queenslanders. Some of the department's achievements are noted under each Government objective.

Create jobs in a strong economy

  • Future Proofing the Bruce: Bruce Highway Upgrade Program $12.6 billion 15 year investment, supporting direct jobs over the life of the program.
  • QTRIP 2019–20 to 2022–23 committed a record $23 billion pipeline of investment over four years: Direct jobs will be supported throughout the life of the program.
  • In the first half of the 2019–20 financial year, the department employed additional Senior Network Officers with responsibilities for safety and security, customer service and revenue protection across the public transport network.

Keep Queenslanders healthy

  • Implementing the Queensland Cycling Strategy 2017–2027: encouraging more Queenslanders to use active transport, including the delivery of the Active Transport Investment Program.
  • Finalised implementation of Queensland Cycling Action Plan 2017–2019.
  • Finalised the Queensland Cycling Action Plan 2019–2021.
  • Queensland Walking Strategy 2019–2029 launched in August 2019.

Keep communities safe

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Launched the new Queensland Road Safety Action Plan 2020–21.
  • 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.

Protect the Great Barrier Reef

  • Implementation of the Sustainable Ports Development Act 2015 and master planning for the priority ports of Gladstone, Townsville, Hay Point/Mackay and Abbot Point is underway.
  • National Asset Centre of Excellence (NACOE) partnership with Australian Road Research Board project P106 (measuring the environmental benefits of the NACOE Program). This project measures the carbon reduction potential from NACOE/Engineering and Technology initiatives.
  • RoadTek continues to track the tonnes of waste generated by operational activities.
  • Progressed the Queensland Transport and Investment Program (QTRIP) Level Greenhouse Gas Report, which provides a baseline of carbon emission across the QTRIP program, is expected to be finalised in the second half of 2020. This baseline will help inform future planning of greener infrastructure and is an innovative program for a road agency.

Be a responsive government

  • The Digital Licence App (DLA) pilot launched in March 2020.
  • The Smart Ticketing project will deliver new payment options, improved ticketing equipment and digital experiences, including an updated app platform.
  • Ride-booking services made legal in Queensland and taxis and limousines can compete on a level playing field under changes to personalised transport regulation.