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Western Brisbane Transport Network Strategy

Overview:

The Western Brisbane Transport Network Strategy is a fully integrated multi-modal approach to transforming the transport network of western Brisbane.

Location:

South east region – western Brisbane

Benefits:

The Western Brisbane Transport Network Strategy will:

  • make better use of existing rail and road assets and preserved transport corridors before investing in expensive new corridors
  • enable road corridor space to be used for efficient public transport priority and community outcomes
  • improve accessibility to and from western Brisbane by balancing public transport and road investment
  • support a denser and more sustainable city
  • create a flexible network that manages future uncertainties
  • support the Regional Plan in protecting non-urban areas of south-east Queensland from inappropriate development
  • manage congestion and reduce public transport travel times and overcrowding.
Regions:
Metropolitan Region

Project info

Overview

The Western Brisbane Transport Network Strategy is a fully integrated multi-modal approach to the transport needs of western Brisbane. It provides a transport vision to guide all levels of government in developing an integrated transport network that caters for walking and cycling, rail, bus, roads and freight.

The strategy recommends significant rail operational changes and 18 integrated bus, active transport and road corridor improvements that when combined will deliver network-wide benefits.

The four key components of the strategy are:

  • Rail – featuring 'turn-up-and-go' services, new multi-purpose stations and new high-capacity trains
  • Bus priority – featuring priority for buses, frequent and reliable services, and integration with rail
  • Active transport – featuring new high standard cycleways, walkways and river crossings
  • Roads and freight – featuring a future North South Motorway, public transport priority and management of congestion.

The strategy builds on current infrastructure programs, with the South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan and Program providing the first stages of the transformation of the network.

Projects

What's next?

A number of projects in the strategy are already being planned or underway as part of the South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan and Program and include the Northern Busway to Kedron, Airport Link, Northern Link, park'n'ride upgrades and the rail track duplications from Mitchelton to Ferny Grove.

The strategy also recommends a series if integrated projects that will be incorporated into future editions of South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan and Program as part of the Queensland Government's strategy for future planning.

Any further projects would require further assessment to identify the:

  • social impact
  • environmental impact
  • engineering feasibility
  • corridor alignment
  • economic feasibility, including government affordability.

This would be carried out in conjunction with further community consultation.

Three existing preserved transport corridors in western Brisbane were considered by the investigation; with the North-West Transport Corridor a key part of the network strategy. Under current land use projections, the Moggil Pocket Sub-Arterial and the Samford Valley Sub-Arterial will be retained as important future corridors beyond 2026.

Community info

Community input

Community participation was fundamental to developing the Western Brisbane Transport Network Strategy. Understanding community issues, concerns, needs and desires has influenced the development of the strategy.

Transport issues that have been taken into consideration were identified through contact with more than 3000 people at staffed displays, more than 2500 recorded public submissions and comments and active participation by two Community Liaison Groups.

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about the Western Brisbane Transport Network Strategy.

Publications

Contact details

If you would like further information on the strategy please contact the project team via email: planning.projects@tmr.qld.gov.au.

Last updated
13 November 2017