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South East Busway extension


The Queensland Government has approved the preferred location for the South East Busway between Eight Mile Plains and Springwood. Delivery of the first stage of the busway extension (Eight Mile Plains to School Road, Rochedale) was completed in March 2014.

This stage is "future proofing” the SEQ public transport network and includes provision for future staged extensions further south as funding becomes available.


Brisbane and Logan Cities

  • Provide faster and more reliable public transport options for communities in the Logan and Rochedale areas.
  • Provide public transport users with better access to high frequency public transport services.
  • Deliver an integrated transport corridor that balances the needs of active, public and road transport users.
Metropolitan Region

Project info

Latest news

The first stage of the South East Busway extension was completed in March 2014. This section is being delivered as part of works to extend the Gateway Motorway southbound on-ramp to the Pacific Motorway.

The South East Busway extension allows buses travelling to and from Rochedale and Rochedale South to directly access the South East Busway network at School Road.

For details regarding services visit the Transinfo website.

See Gateway Motorway Upgrade South (Stage 2) project link below for more information or call the project hotline on 1800 268 257.

The department is continuing to investigate the delivery of future staged upgrades of the Gateway and Pacific motorways and South East Busway to improve safety, connectivity and reliability to and from the network.

Planning background

Initial planning for the busway extension from Eight Mile Plains to Springwood was undertaken as part of the Pacific Motorway Upgrade (Gateway to Logan Motorway) in 2006-07.  Since then, the department has refined design options and selected a preferred location for the extension based on community and stakeholder feedback.  Refer map below.

South East Busway (Rochdale to Springwood) alignment map

View a larger version of the South East Busway extension alignment map

Funding for other stages

Further stages, upgrades and improvements to the South East Busway will be made as future funding becomes available.

Related links

Publications (Rochedale to Springwood)

The materials prepared for this project include:

Concept Design Study (Rochedale to Springwood)

Volume One: Report

Volume Two: Plans

Consultation Materials

The materials prepared for consultation include:

Consultation on the South East Busway extension has now closed. The Department of Transport and Main Roads would like to thank the community for their valuable feedback.

Contact Details

For information on the future delivery of the South East Busway extension, please contact the South Coast Office:


Phone:  07 5596 9500

Community info

How can I get involved?

The first round of consultation with local residents and businesses occurred between August and September 2008. The majority of people who provided feedback supported the project. Key issues raised included existing bus services, potential impacts on homes and businesses, links with the Pacific Motorway Upgrade (Gateway to Logan Motorway), car parking at bus stations and noise mitigation. These issues were considered in the development of the draft plans.

The community was also invited to comment on the project during a second round of consultation in mid-2009. All feedback received was considered when finalising the Concept Design Study.

The preferred alignment and Concept Design Study has now been approved by the Queensland Government and the alignment will be preserved for future development.

Latest news

Construction of the first stage of the South East Busway extension started in late 2012. This section is being delivered as part of works to extend the Gateway Motorway southbound on-ramp to the Pacific Motorway and is scheduled for completion in 2014.

For information about the current construction please call the project hotline on 1800 268 257.

Last updated
18 February 2016