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Integrated transport network

Highlights

  • Released the Queensland Transport Strategy, which provides 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.
  • Continued to address sustainability by targeting maintenance to the highest priority needs and making better use of the existing transport network (a priority Queensland Government directive in the State Infrastructure Plan).
  • Established a special Queensland Ministerial Freight Council to engage directly with the freight industry.
  • Developed Regional Transport Plans supporting the department’s vision of ‘creating a single integrated transport network accessible to everyone’.
  • Partnered with CSIRO’s Data61 to develop sophisticated, quantitative, evidence-based scenarios of what transport could look like out to 2048.
  • Held a Youth Fare Evasion Roundtable with 30 representatives from the transport industry, policing, youth justice, education, and community organisations at Parliament House to address a growing trend of deliberate fare evasion by young people.
  • Commenced construction of the Bruce Highway – Cairns Southern Access Corridor (Stage 3) (Edmontonto Gordonvale) project and the Cairns Southern Access Corridor (Stage 4) (Kate Street to Aumuller Street).
  • Commenced construction of additional lanes of the Bruce Highway between Ron Camm Bridge and Mackay Ring Road (Stage 1), as part of the Mackay Northern Access Upgrade project.
  • Completed construction of the Veloway1 (V1) Cycleway (Stage E) project between Birdwood Road in Holland Park West and Gaza Road at Tarragindi.
  • Continued delivering the Ipswich Motorway (Rocklea–Darra) (Stage 1) project, to upgrade the motorway from four to six lanes from just east of the Oxley Road roundabout to the Granard Road interchange at Rocklea.
  • Completed construction of additional southbound lanes on the merge between the Gateway Motorway and the Pacific Motorway at Eight Mile Plains and Rochedale.
  • Completed widening of the Pacific Motorway, from four to six lanes, between Mudgeeraba and Varsity Lakes.
  • Continued widening of the Bruce Highway, from four to six lanes, between Caloundra Road and the Sunshine Motorway, and upgrading interchanges at Caloundra Road and Sunshine Motorway.
  • Completed installing barriers on various sections of the Bruce Highway between Brisbane and Gympie.
  • Continued duplicating, from two to four lanes, a section of the Capricorn Highway (Rockhampton–Duaringa) between Rockhampton and Gracemere.
  • Completed paving and sealing sections of the Kennedy Developmental Road between The Lynd and Hughenden in the North West region.