Border Integrated Transport Plan
The 'border region' straddles the New South Wales and Queensland borders between the Granite Belt and west of Goondiwindi.
The Border Regional Organisation of Councils initiated an integrated transport planning process, initially called the border regional transport framework (now Border Integrated Transport Plan), in conjunction with the Queensland and New South Wales state governments.
The plan covers the shires of Beaudesert, Boonah, Inglewood, Stanthorpe, Waggamba, Warwick and the town of Goondiwindi in Queensland, and Inverell, Moree Plains, Narrabri, Tenterfield and Gwydir Shires in New South Wales.
The plan began in March 1999 with the development of the 'transport vision for the border region'.
Border region facts:
- The population of the border region is approximately 100 000.
- 25 per cent of residents work in the agricultural, forestry, fishing and mining industries.
- One of the largest feedlots in the southern hemisphere is located in the border region at Whyalla, south of Inglewood.
- Cotton production in the west of the border region has increased by approximately 50 per cent over the last five years.
- About 70 per cent of the region's agricultural production (by weight) is transported by road.
- Personal travel is almost exclusively by private car.
- The people and businesses of the border region have strong ties with Brisbane and Toowoomba.
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Department of Transport and Main Roads
GPO Box 213
Brisbane Queensland 4001
The draft Border Integrated Transport Plan was released for public consultation on 31 May 2004. The consultation period ended on 30 July 2004. The plan was finalised in late 2005.