Centenary Motorway planning, Australian Government funding commitment

The department is developing a masterplan for the Centenary Motorway corridor between Darra and Toowong to improve safety, travel-time and meet the increasing transport demands of the community.

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 the National Land Transport Network and the rest of Australia.

The motorway is expected to be upgraded in stages as funding becomes available. When completed, the fully upgraded corridor will cater for the transport demands in the medium to long-term with upgrades focusing on improving safety, efficiency and reliability for all modes of transport.


  • 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 all users of the corridor including active transport. The masterplan will identify the most effective staging approach to deliver the motorway upgrade for the medium to long-term, between the Ipswich Motorway in Darra and the 'Toowong Roundabout' at Frederick Street in Toowong.


This project is funded by the Australian Government. Investment ID 1213410

Total investment
$10 million
Australian Government
$10 million

Current status

The department is developing a masterplan for the Centenary Motorway corridor between Darra and Toowong.

Phase 1 of community consultation closed on 6 March 2023.

The department is analysing feedback and developing concept options for the masterplan.  Phase 2 of community consultation is expected to start in late 2023.

Project update

February 2023: Have your say – community consultation has now closed

All community feedback received during the consultation period has been recorded and is being considered, alongside financial and technical information, as part of informing the development of options for the masterplan.

We will advise of the outcomes of this consultation and how this feedback has informed the options, once the options for the masterplan have been developed.

Project map

Centenary Motorway Upgrade project map - February 2023