Bulimba Peninsula Transport and Congestion Study

The Bulimba Peninsula Transport and Congestion Study identified community priorities to improve transport options and outcomes for the Bulimba Peninsula.

We undertook integrated transport planning in collaboration with the Brisbane City Council and the community to consider walking, cycle, public transport and private vehicle transport modes.

It combined an assessment of the transport challenges for the area, supplemented with a detailed community consultation process to identify future opportunities for a safer, more reliable and more accessible local transport system. 


  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Better active transport

The Bulimba Peninsula Transport and Congestion Study used community feedback and technical investigations to identify and explore community priorities for improvement of transport and mobility on the Bulimba Peninsula.

We took an integrated and multi-modal approach to consider walking, cycling, public transport and private vehicle travel to, within and through the Bulimba Peninsula.

Using community knowledge to inform future planning

The project team engaged and actively listened to a broad range of stakeholders and the community to gather local knowledge and understanding of transport issues and opportunities for the Bulimba Peninsula. These insights were combined with a technical review to identify community priorities for action.

Key opportunities identified for the Bulimba Peninsula

Community feedback shaped a detailed understanding of the gaps, issues, opportunities and constraints for the transport network in the Bulimba Peninsula. This informed the development of community priorities for a safer, more reliable, and more easily accessed transport system within the Bulimba Peninsula and its surrounds.

We identified 7 key opportunities that reflect the community priorities for improvement. These will inform further TMR investigation and planning within the Bulimba Peninsula as well as future engagement with Brisbane City Council (BCC).

These are:

  1. Walking and cycling network connectivity and facilities – better walking and cycling connections.
  2. Public transport – easy and inclusive access to public transport that takes residents where they want to go when they want to go there.
  3. Managing conflict and demand at intersections – heavily congested major intersections and roads are managed to reduce and minimise delays for all road users during peak periods.
  4. Road safety – improved crossings, separating pedestrians and reducing speed limits to improve safety for all road users.
  5. Schools access – managing traffic and road safety around schools and improving the way children access schools.
  6. Supporting activity precincts – effectively managing and responding to population and visitor growth in the precinct.
  7. Connections in and out of the Peninsula – maintaining convenient, reliable and quick connections to the wider city.

Where to next for the Bulimba Peninsula

A lot is already happening around the Bulimba Peninsula. The Queensland Government recognises that it needs to respond where it can and support BCC as it seeks to address these challenges.

Some works to improve on known traffic hotspots are already underway, such as the upgrades to Wynnum Road.

The Queensland Government is committed to continuing to work with BCC and other stakeholders to improve outcomes for residents and visitors within the Peninsula.

We would like to thank all the stakeholder and community members who were involved and crucial to the development of this study.