Bribie Island and surrounds transport and mobility study

A study investigating transport issues and opportunities relating to movement to, from and within the Bribie Island and surrounding area to identify opportunities for further action.

It is anticipated that Bribie Island and surrounding mainland communities will grow over the next 20 years, with more people forecast to live in the area. We are undertaking the Bribie Island and Surrounds Transport and Mobility Study to better understand the area and to identify community priorities for its future transport network.


  • Reduces travel time
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Contributes to economy
  • Better active transport
  • Improves safety
  • Reduces peak hour congestion

This study will investigate ongoing and emerging traffic and transport pressures relating to movement to, from and within the Bribie Island and surrounding area. It will consider all modes of transport including private vehicles, walking, bike riding and public transport.

The study will help us better understand the area’s current and future transport challenges and opportunities and will identify options for a way forward to ensure safe and reliable movements across multiple modes of transport into the future.

Current status

Planning is continuing and will consider the feedback received late last year through our community consultation. Your feedback will help us identify a vision for the future transport system, along with priority issues and opportunities for more detailed consideration.

We will keep the community informed as planning progresses.

Community engagement

Community engagement was undertaken from 2 November to 17 December 2023 and included the following feedback tools and activities:

  • online survey and interactive mapping tool
  • hardcopy survey mailout to residences and businesses in the study area
  • community information sessions across the study area
  • community focus-group meetings.

Consultation focussed on gaining insights into the community’s views on transport and mobility to, from, and within the study area, including priority issues and opportunities.

Community engagement snapshot

More than 3,480 responses were received across all of the engagement tools and activities. This includes:

  • 8 community drop-in sessions at Bongaree, Beachmere, Toorbul and Donnybrook with 184 attendees in total.
  • 3,610 visitors to the TMR Have Your Say webpage with 330 online surveys completed, and 150 comments on the interactive map.
  • 19,300 surveys delivered to letter boxes, with 2,799 responses received. 
  • 2 social media posts on TMR’s Facebook with 1,261 link clicks, 211 reactions, 69 comments and 26 shares in total. 
Emerging themes from initial results

Key themes emerging from initial analysis of the feedback include a strong focus on improving safety, connectivity and accessibility across all modes of transport. Examples of common topics across the feedback include: 

  • road congestion, road width and quality, signage, connections between suburbs, speed limits, road safety, traffic management and car parking
  • public transport services, connections between bus and train services, service frequency, service hours, and service coverage
  • safety, connectivity and separation of paths for walking and bike-riding and using mobility scooters, e-scooters and personal mobility devices
  • availability of taxi and rideshare services.

We will continue to explore and consider the feedback in more detail as planning continues. Further information about the key findings of consultation feedback will be presented as part of the draft and final study reports.