Pacific Motorway, Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill Upgrade (Rochedale bus station and park 'n' ride upgrade)

As part of a rolling program of Pacific Motorway (M1) upgrades, the preliminary and detailed design phase for the Rochedale bus station and park 'n' ride upgrade is underway.

As part of the Pacific Motorway, Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill Upgrade (Stage 2), this section will include new bus station facilities and a park ‘n’ ride with capacity for more than 400 vehicles. The start of the design on this bus station and park ‘n’ ride package is an important step in ensuring that the extension of the South East Busway is serviced by new facilities, providing Queenslanders with better connections to public transport.

The design will include additional shared footpaths constructed to ensure ease of access to surrounding residents.


  • Contributes to economy
  • Better active transport
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network reliability

Key features

  • Construction of a new bus station.
  • Construction of new park ‘n’ ride facilities with capacity for over 400 cars.
  • Upgrades to pedestrian and active transport connections to public transport facilities.


The project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments. $750 million – Stage 2: Pacific Motorway, Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill Upgrade. Investment ID 852345

Total investment
$750 million
Australian Government
$510 million
Queensland Government
$240 million

Current status

We are currently undertaking preliminary and detailed design of the Rochedale bus station and park ‘n’ ride facility, to improve public transport access, connectivity and travel time reliability.

Project map

Schematic drawing highlighting upgrade features for the Pacific Motorway (M1), Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill, widen and extend busway project.

Schematic drawing showing the project extents for widening the M1 and V1 Veloway starting at Eight Mile Plains in the north and Daisy Hill to the south. Features include:

  • location for the new Rochedale bus station and park 'n' ride at the corner of Underwood and School Roads
  • location for the South East Busway extension between Eight Mile Plains and Springwood bus station
  • location for the new M1 on-ramp at Lexington Road, Underwood that will replace the Sports Drive M1 on-ramp, and a new shared use path from Springwood Road to the new Rochedale bus station at Underwood Road. 

Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade flythrough

Video Transcript

The Queensland and Australia Governments are continuing to upgrade the Pacific Motorway to bring you safer and more reliable motorway travel.

This $749 million upgrade will upgrade an 8 kilometre section of the M1 between the Gateway Motorway and Loganlea Road, including improvements to public transport and cycling routes.

By building a better M1 you will spend less time on the roads and more time at home.

The Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade will follow on from completion of the M1/M3 Gateway Merge in mid-2020.

This $749 million project will upgrade an 8-kilometre section of the M1 and will include the missing link of the V1 Veloway. The upgrade will include improvements to public transport and cycling routes with busway extensions through to Springwood.

A new bus station and park 'n' ride facility at Rochedale will provide better transport connections. The south east busway will be extended from Eight Mile Plains to Springwood providing more transport options for commuters.

The motorway will be widened, up to 5 northbound lanes between Loganlea Road and the Gateway motorway, increasing capacity of the motorway, improving traffic flow and minimising congestion.

We'll also be improving pedestrian facilities along the way with better access to safer walking routes.

The project will upgrade and widen Rochedale Road allowing for safer access to the M1. By widening Rochedale Road to 3 lanes the project will create greater capacity, better connectivity and less congestion on local roads.

A new on ramp at Lexington Road will create easier and safer entry to the M1 and help to reduce merging congestion.

Upgrading connections such as the intersection of Logan and Compton Roads allows for smoother travel on to the M1 and utilising existing infrastructure such as Fitzgerald Avenue to ensure greater public transport connections and reliable travel times.

By upgrading the multi-modal facilities along the M1 corridor you will have more options than ever for finding your way home sooner.

We are giving you safer options for accessing the M1 and creating increased capacity for less congestion.

We'll also construct safer merging facilities for all road users. By extending and combining on ramps, points of conflict will be reduced creating a safer drive home for you.

We are building you a better M1 jointly funded by the Queensland and Australian Governments.

This upgrade is expected to commence in mid-2020.


We are committed to delivering on our sustainability policies and targets and to continually improving on our design and construction methods to achieve net positive impacts.

Throughout design and construction for this upgrade, and in line with the project’s Infrastructure Sustainability Strategy, we will:

  • ensure people’s health and wellbeing are put first
  • explore available clean energy options for both design and construction
  • reduce the project’s reliance on potable water by exploring alternatives
  • promote workforce development opportunities
  • reduce waste to landfill by reducing, reusing, recycling or refusing
  • pursue and reward innovation in design and construction
  • consider environmental, social, economic and governance outcomes in significant decisions
  • engage with suppliers and subcontractors to procure materials and use the materials responsibly
  • work with the local community to leave a positive legacy
  • include strategies for adaptation to climate change into the project’s design
  • advance diversity and inclusiveness
  • respect and value the natural environment and enhance biodiversity.

For more information on our sustainability measures for the project contact the project team.