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 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 2655724

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.

This feedback has been collated and analysed for consideration and the department is developing a draft masterplan, including concept solutions, and will seek community feedback on the draft masterplan options in early 2024.

A summary of the phase 1 community consultation is available for download.

Project update

February 2023: Phase 1 community consultation – Complete 

All community feedback received during the consultation period has been recorded and considered, alongside financial and technical information, as part of informing the development of the draft masterplan with concept solutions and possible staging.

Project map

Centenary Motorway project map - October 2023