Toowoomba Central Active Transport Link, business case

Planning is underway for another key link in Toowoomba's Principal Cycle Network.

The Toowoomba Central Active Transport Link involves planning safe and convenient active transport facilities to encourage more people to walk and ride bikes more often.

The long-term vision is to provide a new link for walkers and riders through the northern suburbs of Toowoomba and connect what will be the Highfields Bikeway and Toowoomba Regional Council's East Creek Cycleway.

In consultation with active transport stakeholders, Toowoomba Regional Council and Queensland Rail, a preferred option was identified in June 2021 that established a proposed route as an alternative to facilities on the New England Highway.

The Toowoomba Central Active Transport Link starts at the John French VC Bridge, on the New England Highway at Harlaxton. The proposed route follows low-speed and low-volume local streets, the railway corridor and Gowrie Creek through Harlaxton and North Toowoomba, via the future Railway Parklands to The Goods Shed at Victoria Street. From The Goods Shed the proposed route follows Chalk Drive to connect with the East Creek Cycleway at Queens Park, Margaret Street.

Planning is underway to develop a concept design and investigate the types of facilities needed to provide a safe, direct and connected active transport link on the proposed route in line with the Queensland Cycling Strategy (2017-2027) and the Queensland Walking Strategy (2019-2029).



  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Accessibility
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Better active transport

Key features

  • Consultation with key delivery partners.
  • Consultation with active transport stakeholders, walking and riding advocates, residents, and the broader community to gain feedback on the concept design.
  • A business case and concept design to connect active transport facilities between Highfields and Toowoomba.


This project is funded by the Queensland Government under the Transport Systems Planning Program. Investment QTRIP ID 1175233

Total investment
$1.52 million
Queensland Government
$1.52 million

Current status

Consultation is ongoing with key delivery partners including Toowoomba Regional Council and Queensland Rail.

Online consultation closed 10 December 2023.

Toowoomba Central Active Transport Link business case project location map

Toowoomba Central Active Transport Link business case - November 2023