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Incident Response Satellite Depots

Photo of an Incident Response Satellite DepotThe Department of Transport and Main Roads  is now operating Queensland’s first Incident Response Satellite Depots (IRSD) in order to respond to traffic incidents faster and reduce congestion on state-controlled roads.

There are 7 satellite depots that service the motorways and major arterials throughout south-east Queensland.

There are satellite depots at: Burpengary, Murrarie, Stapylton, Gailes, Brassall, Aratula and Withcott.

The satellite depots provide storage facilities for signage and recovery equipment for emergency response crews. This allows incident response crews to clear traffic incidents faster and more efficiently, making our state-controlled roads safer and reduce traffic congestion.

Numerous traffic signs stored inside a satellite depotPrimary satellite depots will store road debris, abandoned vehicles, temporary fencing for livestock and they offer basic staff facilities, supporting the department’s main incident response depots located at Nathan (Brisbane south) and Deagon (Brisbane north).

Data indicates that as much as 25% of congestion in south-east Queensland is due to vehicle crashes or breakdowns. With faster, more efficient incident management, the department expects increased traffic flow and fewer follow-on accidents due to closed lanes and traffic congestion around crash sites.

The Incident Response Satellite Depots are an important part of the Queensland Government’s plan to manage and oversee the delivery of a safe, efficient and integrated transport system that supports sustainable economic, social and environmental outcomes in Queensland.

Contact details

Phone: +61 7 3137 8282
Post: Metropolitan Region Program Delivery and Operations Branch
Department of Transport and Main Roads
PO Box 70
Spring Hill QLD 4001
Last updated
24 August 2017