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Limited access roads and limited access policies

A limited access road can be declared a state-controlled road under the Transport Infrastructure Act 1994 by the Department of Transport and Main Roads. 

A state-controlled road that is gazetted as a Limited Access Road must have a policy put in place about how we will make new decisions about driveways onto the limited access road. We may also put a new limited access road policy in place for a road that is currently a limited access road. 

Limited Access Road Policies outline how we:

  • make decisions about vehicle access to the limited access road from adjacent land
  • assess applications for new or changed vehicle access, such as a driveway to the limited access road. 

Purpose of a limited access road  

Limited access roads tend to be more important roads, such as motorways and highways that carry large volumes of traffic at high speeds. As the efficient and safe operation of these roads is extremely important to the people that use them, proposed driveways onto these roads need to be very carefully considered. 

Managing vehicle access to Limited Access Roads is important because it:

  • provides safety for road users
  • supports efficiency of the road network. 

Limited Access Road Policies are put in place to make sure that the roads in Queensland that carry large numbers of vehicles and freight can continue to do so as safely and efficiently as possible. These policies can be used to reduce the impact of future road improvement projects on adjoining owners, as well as projects costs for government.

Policy principles

Limited Access Road Policies incorporate the principles and strategies in the vehicular access to state-controlled roads policy and identify the additional strategies that we have in place for the limited access road. 

Vehicular access to a state-controlled road must:

  • not compromise safety of the state-controlled road network or other transport infrastructure
  • be consistent with the functional requirements of the state-controlled road
  • be consistent with the current or planned intent for the state-controlled road.

The road specific strategies that are put in place for a limited access road will depend on the current and future role of the road within the broader road network. 

Search for a Limited Access Road Policy

Only policies gazetted from 2003 onwards are available online. To obtain a copy of an earlier policy, please contact the relevant Department of Transport and Main Roads office

TMR road ID State-controlled road name TMR region/district Local Government Area Policy gazettal
102 Burleigh Connection Road South Coast Gold Coast Gaz No. 384, 24 July 2020 pages 716-719
103  Southport to Burleigh Road
South Coast Gold Coast
Gaz No. 14, 27 Sept 1996 page 290
113  Coomera Connector
South Coast
Gold Coast Gaz No. 19, 28 May 2021 pages 80-84
860 Mackay Ring Road
Mackay/Whitsunday Mackay
Gaz No. 50, 1 April 2021 pages 319-323
101 Smith Street Connection Road
South Coast
Gold Coast
Gaz No. 67, 30 April 2021 pages 396-400
10A
Bruce Highway (Brisbane – Gympie)
North Coast and Wide Bay/Burnett
Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast
Gaz No. 17, 27 September 2002 pages 263-265
10A
Bruce Highway (Brisbane – Gympie)
North Coast and Wide Bay/Burnett
Sunshine Coast, Noosa
Gaz No. 52, 14 November 2003 pages 775-777
10A
Bruce Highway (Brisbane – Gympie)
Wide Bay/Burnett
Noosa, Gympie
Gaz No. 44, 30 October 2015 pages 233-236
10B
Bruce Highway (Gympie – Maryborough)
North Coast and Wide Bay/Burnett
Gympie
Gaz No. 25, 28 May 1999 pages 340-341
10E
Bruce Highway (Benaraby – Rockhampton)  Fitzroy
Rockhampton
Gaz No. 53, 15 November 1986, page 1551
10G
Bruce Highway (St Lawrence – Mackay)
Fitzroy
Mackay Gaz No. 79, 24 April 2020, page 408-409
10L
Bruce Highway (Ayr – Townsville)
North Queensland
Burdekin
Gaz No. 14, 16 May 1997 page 192
10L Bruce Highway (Ayr – Townsville)
North Queensland
Burdekin
Gaz No. 110, 8 August 1997 page 1683
10L Bruce Highway (Ayr – Townsville) North Queensland Townsville
Gaz No. 67, 27 November 1998 page 1107
10L Flinders Highway (Townsville – Charters Towers) North Queensland Burdekin Gaz No. 8, 15 January 2010 pages 79-81
10M  Bruce Highway (Townsville – Ingham)
North Queensland
Hinchinbrook
Gaz No. 70, 29 November 1996 page 1192
10M
Bruce Highway (Townsville – Ingham) (was10L)
North Queensland Townsville Gaz No. 67, 27 November 1998 page 1107
10M Bruce Highway (Townsville – Ingham) North Queensland Townsville Gaz No. 20, 22 May 2009 pages 279-283
10M Bruce Highway (Townsville – Ingham) North Queensland Hinchinbrook Gaz No. 94, 19 Dec 1997 page 1666
10M Flinders Highway (Townsville – Charters Towers) North Queensland Townsville and Charters Towers  Gaz No. 8, 15 January 2010 pages 79-81
10N Bruce Highway (Ingham – Innisfail) North Queensland Cassowary Coast Gaz No. 100, 31 July 1998 page 1521
111 Mount Cotton Road Metropolitan Redland Gaz No. 98, 27 April 2012 pages 992-994
112 Capalaba – Cleveland Road Metropolitan Redland Gaz No. 98, 27 April 2012 pages 994-996
118 Tugun – Currumbin Road South Coast Gold Coast Gaz No. 55, 6 July 2001 pages 860-862
126 Caboolture - Bribie Island Road North Coast and Wide Bay/Burnett North Coast Moreton Bay Gaz No. 12, 18 September 1998 page 185
12A Pacific Highway (Pacific Motorway) South Coast Logan, Gold Coast Gaz No. 55, 6 July 2001 pages 860-862
136 Maroochydore Road North Coast and Wide Bay/Burnett Sunshine Coast Gaz No. 77, 3 April 1998 page 1364
136 Maroochydore Road North Coast and Wide Bay/Burnett Sunshine Coast Gaz No. 86, 12 December 1997 page 1539
140 Eumundi – Noosa Road North Coast and Wide Bay/Burnett Sunshine Coast Gaz No. 12, 19 January 2001 pages 139-141
140 Eumundi – Noosa Road  North Coast and Wide Bay/Burnett Sunshine Coast, Noosa Gaz No. 52, 14 November 2003, pages 775-777
144 Emu Mountain Road North Coast and Wide Bay/Burnett Sunshine Coast, Noosa Gaz No. 32, 8 October 1999 page 505
Gaz No. 46, 29 October 1999 page 756
14A Flinders Highway (Townsville – Charters Towers) North Queensland Townsville Gaz No. 8, 15 January 2010 pages 79-81
14A Flinders Highway (Townsville – Charters Towers) North Queensland Townsville Gaz No. 51, 5 July 2013 pages 762-765
150A Sunshine Motorway (Tanawha – Mooloolaba) North Coast Sunshine Coast Gaz No. 32, 8 October 1999 pages 503-504
Gaz No. 46, 29 October 1999 page 755
150B Sunshine Motorway (Mooloolaba – Peregian) North Coast Sunshine Coast Gaz No. 32, 8 October 1999 pages 503-4
Gaz No. 46, 29 October 1999 page 755
152 Kawana Way (Sunshine Motorway - Nicklin Way) North Coast Sunshine Coast Gaz No. 86, 27 August 2004 pages 1262-1263
152 Kawana Way (Sunshine Motorway - Nicklin Way) North Coast Sunshine Coast Gaz No. 86, 27 August 2004 pages 1262-1263
176 Bundaberg – Gin Gin Road Wide Bay/Burnett Bundaberg Gaz No. 75, 9 July 1999 pages 1532-1533
177 Bundaberg Ring Road Wide Bay/Burnett Bundaberg Gaz No. 57, 7 March 2008 pages 1050-1052
196  Rockhampton – Yeppoon Road  Fitzroy  Rockhampton Gaz No. 37, 15 October 2021 pages 233-240
18A Warrego Highway (Ipswich – Toowoomba) Metropolitan Ipswich Gaz No. 85, 30 November 2007 pages 1717-1719
18A Warrego Highway (Ipswich - Toowoomba) Metropolitan Ipswich Gaz No. 49, 18 June 1999 pages 699-700
20A Captain Cook Highway (Cairns – Mossman) Far North Queensland Cairns Gaz No. 26, 18 February 2022 pages 148-152
210A Logan Motorway (Gailes – Loganholme)  QML Metropolitan/South Coast Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan Gaz No. 71, 2 April 2015 pages 635-638
219  Coomera Link Road  South Coast  Gold Coast Gaz. No. 82, 10 December 2021 pages 493-500 
319 Toowoomba Second Range Crossing Downs South West Lockyer Valley, Toowoomba Gaz No. 50, 6 November 2015 pages 268-270
40A D’Aguilar Highway (Caboolture - Kilcoy) North Coast Somerset Gaz No. 55, 6 July 2001 pages 858-859
40A D’Aguilar Highway (Caboolture - Kilcoy) North Coast Moreton Bay Gaz No. 23, 2 February 2001 pages 375-377
40A D’Aguilar Highway (Caboolture - Kilcoy) North Coast Moreton Bay Gaz No. 55, 6 July 2001 pages 856-857
480 Mary Valley Link Road Wide Bay/Burnett Gympie Gaz No. 44, 30 October 2015 pages 233-238
484 Eumundi – Kenilworth Road North Coast Sunshine Coast Gaz No. 41, 22 October 1999 pages 659, 660
531  Rockleigh – North Mackay Road  Mackay/Whitsunday  Mackay  Gaz No. 58, 12 June 1998 page 824 
642 Gillies Range Road Far North Queensland Tablelands Gaz No.56, 25 June 1999 pages 831-932
647 Cairns Western Arterial Road Far North Queensland Cairns Gaz No. 26, 18 February 2022 pages 143-147
651 Smithfield Bypass Far North Queensland Cairns Gaz No. 26, 18 February 2022 pages 153-157
832 North Townsville Road (was 10M) North Queensland Townsville Gaz No. 59, 15 November 1996 page 1001
841 Townsville Port Road North Queensland Townsville Gaz No. 24, 9 February 2018 pages 103-106
901 Burpengary Service Road North Coast and Wide Bay/Burnett Moreton Bay Gaz No. 55, 6 July 2001 pages 854, 855
901 D'Aguilar Highway (Caboolture - Kilcoy) North Coast and Wide Bay/Burnett Moreton Bay  Gaz No. 55, 6 July 2001 pages 858-859
901 D'Aguilar Highway (Caboolture - Kilcoy) North Coast and Wide Bay/Burnett Moreton Bay  Gaz  No. 55, 6 July 2001, pages 856-857
901 D'Aguilar Highway (Caboolture - Kilcoy) North Coast and Wide Bay/Burnett Moreton Bay Gaz No. 23, 2 February 2001 pages 375-377
902 Linkfield Connection Road Metropolitan/North Coast Brisbane Gaz No. 67, 26 November 1999 pages 1182-1183
910 Centenary Motorway Metropolitan Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan Gaz No. 91, 12 April 2001 pages 1486-1487
914 Cooroy – Gympie Road North Coast and Wide Bay/Burnett Noosa, Gympie Gaz No. 44, 30 October 2015 pages 233-241
N239 Gateway Motorway (Eight Mile Plains - Nudgee) QML Metropolitan Brisbane Gaz No. 71, 2 April 2015 pages 635-638
N239 Gateway Motorway (Drewvale - Eight Mile Plains) Metropolitan Brisbane Gaz No. 25, 30 September 2005 pages 327-330
N332 Gateway Extension Motorway (Drewvale – Eight Mile Plains) QML Metropolitan Brisbane Gaz No. 71, 10 April 2015 pages 635-638
U14 Gympie Arterial Road Metropolitan Brisbane Gaz No. 73, 10 August 2012 pages 975-977
U20 Griffith Arterial Road Metropolitan Brisbane Gaz No. 73, 10 August 2012 pages 978-980
U27 Port of Brisbane Motorway Metropolitan Brisbane Gaz No. 25, 30 September 2005 pages 327-330
U91 Redland Sub-Arterial Road Metropolitan Brisbane Gaz No. 73, 10 August 2012 pages 981-983
U94 Albany Creek Sub-Arterial Road Metropolitan Brisbane Gaz No. 73, 10 August 2012 pages 984-986

More information

For more information about limited access roads and Limited Access Policies contact:

Director (Development Facilitation)
Transport Strategy and Planning Branch
Department of Transport and Main Roads

Phone: 07 3066 5864
Email: dcs@tmr.qld.gov.au

Last updated
30 May 2022