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Director-General message

Director-General Neil ScalesThe Department of Transport and Main Roads continues to connect people, places, goods and services safely and efficiently across Queensland in line with our vision of ‘creating a single integrated transport network accessible to everyone’.

This QTRIP outlines a $29.7 billion investment over the next 4 years into Queensland’s road and transport infrastructure across local, state and national networks.

Transport and Main Roads continues to keep pace with this record level of investment and is on track to fully deliver its capital program for the fifth financial year in a row, overcoming significant challenges impacting delivery, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and major weather events across the state.

Transport and Main Roads will continue to deliver an affordable and sustainable program of investment, with a focus on achieving our five customer-focussed outcomes: 

  • Accessible, convenient transport
  • Safe journeys for all
  • Seamless, personalised journeys
  • Efficient, reliable and productive transport for people and goods
  • Sustainable, resilient and liveable communities.

Road safety continues to remain a priority for my department, with a focus on reducing the road toll. This QTRIP 2022–23 to 2025–26 sees an investment of more than $1.4 billion for targeted road safety improvements and initiatives.

We also continue to invest in our rail infrastructure with work progressing on several important and strategic network changing projects, such as the $2.598 billion Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail and the $1.219 billion Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3 project.

Passenger transport remains a high priority, with the QTRIP 2022–23 to 2025–26 including investment in affordable, accessible and reliable public transport, such as accessibility upgrades at Dutton Park train station and Upper Mount Gravatt Busway station.

In addition, we are delivering coordinated responses to severe weather events, keeping Queensland connected, moving and safe when disasters occur. We continue to work with the Australian Government to deliver a program of work providing infrastructure restoration and resilience following the impacts from these natural disasters.

This QTRIP outlines the continued work with the Australian Government on key projects across the state such as:

  • $2.163 billion Coomera Connector (Stage 1), Coomera to Nerang
  • $1.065 billion Rockhampton Ring Road
  • $1 billion Pacific Motorway Varsity Lakes to Tugun upgrade
  • $1 billion Bruce Highway Cooroy to Curra Section D
  • $481 million Bruce Highway, Cairns Southern Access Corridor (Stage 3), Edmonton to Gordonvale.

The Roads Transport Alliance continues with local governments, with $280 million over the next 4 years invested in the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme. This scheme provides vital funding to local governments for the delivery of infrastructure improvements on the local network across Queensland.

This QTRIP also outlines $268.8 million funding for active transport infrastructure including dedicated cycleways, shared paths, bridges and rail trails.

I look forward to my department’s continued collaboration with industry stakeholders, government and customers to deliver a single integrated transport network for all Queenslanders.

Neil Scales OBE
Director-General
Department of Transport and Main Roads

 

Reflects QTRIP 2022-23 to 2025-26 (as at 21 June 2022).