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Regional Transport Plans

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is working with state and local government and other key stakeholders throughout Queensland to develop a suite of Regional Transport Plans. These plans will guide the planning of an efficient and responsive transport system in Queensland over the next 15 years. 

The delivery of the plans is a requirement of the Transport Planning and Coordination Act (1994). The plans provide a bridge between local, Queensland and Australian government planning, drawing from and supporting the region’s goals.

What is a Regional Transport Plan?

Regional Transport Plans are developed with key stakeholders, including representatives from state and local government, business and industry to prioritise and manage the transport system so that it effectively supports regional communities, growth and productivity.

The plans achieve this by:

  • establishing common transport priorities between the Queensland Government and local governments
  • communicating our planning intent for the region
  • defining the transport systems’ role in achieving regional goals and priorities for our planning and investment
  • partnering with local government
  • guiding future transport planning and investment.

Final Regional Transport Plans

Finalised Regional Transport Plans for Central West Queensland, Darling Downs, Far North Queensland, Fitzroy, North West Queensland, South West Queensland and Wide Bay Burnett, regions are now in effect.  These latest plans join the finalised Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday Regional Transport Plan which was released in June 2018. 

These plans have been developed in collaboration with local government partners and key regional stakeholders. The plans will be monitored, periodically reviewed and updated to ensure they remain current and relevant.

Central West Queensland Regional Transport Plan

View the Central West Queensland Regional Transport Plan


Darling Downs Regional Transport Plan

View the Darling Downs Regional Transport Plan  


Far North Queensland Regional Transport Plan

View the Far North Queensland Regional Transport Plan


Fitzroy Regional Transport Plan

View the Fitzroy Regional Transport Plan


Mackay Isaac Whitsunday Regional Transport Plan

View the Mackay Isaac Whitsunday Regional Transport Plan


North West Queensland Regional Transport Plan

View the North West Queensland Regional Transport Plan


South West Queensland Regional Transport Plan

View the South West Queensland Regional Transport Plan


Wide Bay Burnett Regional Transport Plan

View the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Transport Plan  


Draft Regional Transport Plans being finalised

The following draft Regional Transport Plans have been developed in collaboration with our local government partners and with input from key stakeholders. The draft Regional Transport Plans outline the priorities and actions for the future development of the region’s transport network.  

The department is currently reviewing feedback on the draft Regional Transport Plans received during the consultation period earlier this year. The final plans are expected to be released shortly. 

If you would like more information about the draft plans before they are finalised, please email the Regional Transport Planning team at tmr_regional_transport_plans@tmr.qld.gov.au

Northern Queensland Regional Transport Plan

View the Draft Northern Queensland Regional Transport Plan


South East Queensland Regional Transport Plan

View the Draft South East Queensland Regional Transport Plan


Last updated
11 December 2019