Supply critical materials for Queensland's reconstruction
The Queensland transport network has suffered more damage than any other asset as a result of extensive disaster events from 2010-2012.
Due to the natural disasters of 2010, 2011 and 2012, 25,839km (77%) of Queensland's state-controlled road network was closed or had limited access. Approximately 8545km of roads require reconstruction.
The department is now reconstructing more than 8545km of roads across the state over a number of years, to ensure a high quality of works and spread resource demands.
This program of works is the largest in the department’s history and will continue until 2014. About 17,000 jobs will be generated across the state through the reconstruction program.
The reconstruction works are being carried out in addition to the department’s annual transport and roadworks program, identified through the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program 2010-11 to 2013-14. This means a substantial increase in industry participation will be required to complete the reconstruction works.
Reconstruction works are being delivered under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA), a joint federal and state government initiate. Under these arrangements, the Australian Government provides 75% of the funding, with 25% from the Queensland Government.
The reconstruction of Queensland’s transport network by 2014 is dependent on the availability of road building materials, machinery and transport logistics.
There are a number of ways in which statewide and regional suppliers and operators can get involved. The department needs materials, as well as plant and machinery, transport logistics and operators to link the supply chain from end to end and complete the reconstruction program.
Information on goods and services required for reconstruction projects is available through the links provided below. Information is updated regularly - remember to check the website for the latest information.
Transport and roadworks across state and local government
Contact a Regional Project Office