The Department of Transport and Main Roads has the following air transport responsibilities:
- administering the contracted air services network throughout western and northern Queensland
- administering the Regional Airport Development Scheme to assist local governments to upgrade airports in regional and remote Queensland.
- an Integrated Development Assessment Scheme (IDAS) concurrence role in assessing development in the vicinity of certain airports and aviation facilities (consistent with State Planning Policy 1/02)
- input into airport master planning
- recognising aviation in Regional Planning and Local Government Planning Schemes
- representing the state on the Federal Standing Committee on Transport's (SCOT) Aviation Working Group (AWG).
Contact us regarding any questions you have about aviation in Queensland.
Information in this section:
- Air User Groups
Air User Groups, formerly known as consultative forums, are established in all communities that receive a regulated air service as an avenue for community feedback on the services.
- Map of routes
Regular air, coach and rail regional passenger transport in Queensland.
- Queensland aviation strategy (QAS)
The Queensland aviation strategy (QAS) details the objectives and key actions of the following three plans, which address significant issues and opportunities for aviation in Queensland.
- Regional Airport Development Scheme
The Queensland Government's Regional Airport Development Scheme has been developed to assist local governments to upgrade airports in rural and remote areas of Queensland.
- Regional Network Analysis — stage two
The Department of Transport and Main Roads is undertaking a review to identify whether it is in the public interest for Government to extend support for commercial air services (or alternative transport modes) through regulation in the Torres Strait, Cape York and Palm Island.