Centenary Motorway planning, Australian Government funding commitment

The department is planning an upgrade of the Centenary Motorway between Darra and Toowong to meet the changed transport demands of the corridor. The updated motorway masterplan will improve safety, travel-time reliability and efficiency for all road users.

The Centenary Motorway is the main link between Queensland's fastest growing local government area (Ipswich) and Brisbane Central Business District (CBD). It also connects the Brisbane CBD to regional Queensland and the rest of Australia.

The motorway is planned to be upgraded in stages as funding becomes available. When completed, the fully upgraded motorway will cater for the transport demands along the corridor in the medium to long-term with upgrades focusing on safety, improving travel-times, and active transport facilities.

The first stage of the Centenary Motorway Upgrade is the upgrade of the Centenary Bridge at Jindalee. Main construction activities for the bridge are due to commence in 2023.


  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Better active transport

Key features

The fully upgraded Centenary Motorway will cater for the demands of private and public road users as well as active transport in the corridor in the medium to long-term. Updating upgrade plans will identify the most effective staging approach to deliver the motorway upgrade, between Frederick Street in Toowong and the Ipswich Motorway in Darra.


The Australian Government is investing $10 million towards this project as part of its Major Projects Business Case Funding Program. QTRIP ID: 1213410

Total investment
$10 million
Australian Government
$10 million

Current status

TMR is currently updating previous planning for the Centenary Motorway between Darra and Toowong.

Previous planning for the Centenary Motorway corridor identified short to medium-term solutions between the Sumners Road Interchange in Darra and Moggill Road, Toowong.

Recently completed or improvements underway to the Centenary Motorway include:

  • $80 million upgrade of the Sumners Road Interchange at Jamboree Heights (the project became fully operational to the travelling public six months ahead of schedule in mid-March 2021)
  • the $244 million Centenary Bridge Upgrade which will provide 6 lanes crossing the Brisbane River at Jindalee. Main construction activities are due to commence in 2023.