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Director-General Neil ScalesTransport and Main Roads is committed to our vision of 'creating a single integrated transport network accessible to everyone'. We move and connect people, places, goods and services safely, efficiently and effectively across Queensland.

This QTRIP outlines $27.5 billion of road and transport infrastructure works over the next four years across the local, state and national networks, and across multiple modes of transport.

One of our key priorities continues to be around road safety and reducing the number of people injured or killed on our roads. This year, there have been far too many families and communities impacted already. Across the next four years, we are investing over $1.6 billion for dedicated and targeted initiatives critical to reducing road trauma and savings lives, including an additional funding boost under the Road Safety Program in partnership with the Australian Government.

Rail infrastructure continues to be high on our agenda, with the department progressing work on procuring the next generation of passenger rollingstock for South East Queensland with $600 million committed to build 20 six-car trains.

In addition, we continue to provide responsive and coordinated efforts to help keep communities and industries stay connected, moving and safe when Queensland experiences severe weather events. We are continuing to deliver a program of work in partnership with the Australian Government that provides infrastructure restoration to help communities recover from the effects of these natural disasters.

We continue to work in cooperation with local governments under the Roads and Transport Alliance, with $280 million invested over the next four years to the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme. Under this scheme, funding is provided to local governments for the development of transport-related infrastructure on the local network across the state. We also continue to work in partnership with the Australian Government to deliver key projects across the state, including the:

  • $662.5 million Bruce Highway, Caboolture - Bribie Island Road to Steve Irwin Way upgrade
  • $514.3 million Bruce Highway, Haughton River Floodplain upgrade
  • $359 million Cairns Ring Road (Cairns CBD to Smithfield)
  • $350 million Mackay Port Access (Bruce Highway to Mackay - Slade Point Road)
  • $301.3 million Bruce Highway, upgrades to Maroochydore Road and Mons Road interchanges
  • $244 million Centenary Bridge upgrade
  • $110.8 million Pacific Motorway Exit 49 interchange upgrade.

Investing in integrated passenger transport infrastructure is important to enhancing public transport services and access for our customers. Through QTRIP, we will be delivering passenger transport infrastructure projects such as stops, stations, park 'n' rides and bus priority measures. Projects being delivered include the Northern Transitway and Eastern Transitway (Stage 1), as well as various upgrades to park 'n' rides such as Beenleigh, Carseldine, Ferny Grove and Coomera train stations. We are also delivering the Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3 project between Broadbeach South and Burleigh Heads.

In addition, we continue to provide for marine infrastructure such as boat ramps, pontoons, jetties, floating walkways and dredging across Queensland.

This QTRIP outlines $250 million in funding for bike-riding, walking and active transport infrastructure such as cycleways, shared paths, green bridges and rail trails. Safe and convenient active transport infrastructure improves accessibility to the transport network and helps keep Queenslanders moving.

I look forward to my department continuing to work collaboratively with industry stakeholders, government and customers to connect Queensland through a single integrated transport network.


Neil Scales OBE
Department of Transport and Main Roads

Reflects QTRIP 2021-22 to 2024-25 (as at 15 June 2021).