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Department of Transport and Main Roads

North West Transport Corridor


The corridor originates near Gympie Road and Strathpine Station in the northern extent and continues south through Bridgeman Downs, McDowall and Everton Park to connect with Alderley Station and Shand Street in Alderley.

North West Transport Corridor map 


  • The corridor's origins date to the 1960s in the landmark Wilbur Smith and Associates Brisbane Transportation Study. The study recommended a North West freeway between the Brisbane CBD and Aspley via the suburbs of Grange and Everton Park.
  • While the freeway concept was abandoned in the 1970s, this section of the original freeway corridor was kept for future use as an arterial road.
  • The corridor was preserved in the early 1980s based on current planning standards for a 4-lane median-divided road.
  • In recent years, the corridor has evolved from a motorway project to an integrated transport corridor that caters for walking, cycling, rail and road.

Current status

The Western Brisbane Transport Network Investigation identified the North West Transport Corridor as a key part of the network strategy that would provide significant benefits to the transport network if developed.

The multi-modal rail, road and active transport route would run along the preserved North West Transport Corridor connecting into the Stafford Road Tunnel and Inner Orbital tunnel.

The transport corridor would allow greater public transport and active transport opportunities by providing ‘turn-up-and-go’ rail services and a high-quality cycleway along the corridor.

Contact details

Phone: 3066 4338
Post: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Metropolitan Region
PO Box 70
Spring Hill Qld 4004
Last updated 14 May 2021