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Metropolitan

Key facts

2,965km2

Area covered by location1

32.10%

Population of Queensland1

438km

Other state-controlled road network

89km

National Land Transport Network2

88km

National rail network

Program Highlights

In 2020–21 we completed:

  • the Ipswich Motorway (Rocklea – Darra) Stage 1 project, to upgrade the motorway from four to six lanes from just east of the Oxley Road roundabout to the Granard Road interchange at Rocklea, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • the Sumners Road interchange upgrade over the Centenary Motorway
  • strengthening work on the Gateway Motorway Flyover, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • construction of the Everton Park Link Road connecting Stafford Road and South Pine Road.

In 2021–22 we will: 

  • commence construction for the Centenary Bridge upgrade on the Centenary Highway at Jindalee
  • continue construction of the Northern Transitway project to deliver bus priority measures along Gympie Arterial Road between Sadlier Street and Hamilton Road
  • continue construction of the Eastern Transitway Stage 1 along Old Cleveland Road
  • continue construction of Stage 1 of the new Springfield Central train station multi-storey park ‘n’ ride facility
  • continue design and construction of the Salisbury park ‘n’ ride upgrade
  • complete construction of the Carseldine park ‘n’ ride upgrade
  • commence construction for the upgrade of Cleveland – Redland Bay Road between Anita Street and Magnolia Parade, as part of the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • continue planning for the upgrade of the Centenary Motorway and Logan Motorway interchange, as part of the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • continue planning for the upgrade of the Brisbane Road, Chermside Road and Glebe Road intersection, as part of the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • continue planning for the upgrade of the Beaudesert Road and Illaweena Street intersection, as part of the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery response.
     

Future plans

We continue to plan for the future transport requirements of Metropolitan.

In 2021–22 key planning includes:

  • continue planning of the Boundary Road rail level crossing removal at Coopers Plains
  • continue planning of the Beams Road rail level crossing at Carseldine and Fitzgibbon
  • continue planning for six lanes on the Gateway Motorway from Bracken Ridge to Pine River
  • continue planning for the Lindum station precinct.

Investments (interactive)

You can view the list of investments for the Metropolitan area in the QTRIP PDF or via the QTRIP interactive tool

Map

Metropolitan District

Image: Maintenance on the Captain Cook Bridge (east side of the bridge facing north at sunset).

1 Data source: Queensland Government Statistician's Office (Queensland Treasury), Queensland Regional Profiles. www.qgso.qld.gov.au, retrieved 23 March 2021

2 The detailed mapping data related to the National Land Transport Network (NLTN) Determination 2020 was not available at the time of publication. National Land Transport Network data and maps included assumed relevant state-controlled roads as at 1 July 2020. NLTN rail data and maps are as at 30 June 2020.

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