North Queensland Regional Freight Plan planning project

We are currently developing the North Queensland Regional Freight Plan in response to short-term actions set out in the Far North Queensland, Northern Queensland and North West Queensland Regional Transport Plans and as a key deliverable under the Queensland Freight Action Plan

The project aims to: 

  • deliver an integrated multi-modal freight plan that considers current and emerging challenges and needs for the North Queensland Region
  • clearly articulate the current and forecast future freight tasks across various export and domestic supply chains for the North Queensland freight transport network (for all modes)
  • identify key barriers and priority improvements (infrastructure and non-infrastructure) for the freight transport network to support safer and more efficient movement of freight across North Queensland with a view to advancing the region’s economic potential
  • set out strategic directions and recommendations to influence and inform future actions towards developing the region’s freight transport system consistent with state-wide directions set out in the Queensland Freight Strategy and Queensland Freight Action Plan.


  • Improves network efficiency
  • Contributes to regional growth

Current status

The project is currently in the planning investigation phase with a final plan expected to be released in mid-late 2022.
Consultation is now open

Consultation via an online survey and interactive map has now closed.

Visit the North Queensland Regional Freight Plan consultation page to view the comments on our interactive map and to register for project updates.