Transport and Main Roads
Four divisions within our department play a major role in the development, management and delivery of QTRIP.
Policy, Planning and Investment Division
The Policy, Planning and Investment Division defines key strategies, policies and plans for an integrated transport system that supports the safe, sustainable and efficient movement of people and goods, while driving value for the community.
The division positions us for the future, supporting decision-makers with strategic policy and transport economic advice and analysis to achieve the vision of an integrated transport system accessible to everyone.
The division also focuses on customer service (research, design and insights) and intergovernmental relations (with all levels of government, the academic sector and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities) to plan for Queensland’s transport future.
Infrastructure Management and Delivery Division
The Infrastructure Management and Delivery Division is responsible for the management and stewardship of Queensland’s state-controlled road network, as well as various public transport, marine and cycle infrastructure.
There are 6 geographical regions made up of districts, with staff located in offices across Queensland. The division also includes RoadTek, our commercial business arm, which is instrumental in the delivery and maintenance of road and transport infrastructure throughout regional and remote Queensland. RoadTek is also the first responder during natural disaster events, keeping the network open or re-opening roads.
From an engineering and technology perspective, the division provides technical expertise to support our innovation and value-for-money solutions and ensures we use current national and world practices, standards and specifications to ensure the state’s transport infrastructure is safe, cost-effective and operates efficiently with whole-of-life costs kept minimal.
Translink Division leads and shapes Queensland’s passenger transport system to deliver safe, cost-effective, customer-focused and accessible services. The division works with a range of service providers and government agencies to manage and regulate the passenger transport industry and deliver high-quality public transport services, ticketing, information and infrastructure. It also manages operator performance through contracts across all passenger transit modes, including rail, buses, trams, ferries, taxis and booked hire services.
Customer Services, Safety and Regulation Division
The Customer Services, Safety and Regulation Division delivers transport safety, regulatory and transactional transport services. The division is critical to our current and future transport system and contributes by managing the state’s transport safety policy and regulation, road and maritime safety and frontline services. The division’s focus on improving road and maritime safety is critical in how we shape and regulate transport.
Queensland Rail is a statutory authority responsible for the operation and management of rail passenger services and rail infrastructure services to a safe, reliable and fit-for-purpose standard.
The Rail Transport Service Contract between us and Queensland Rail governs the arrangement for new rail infrastructure, maintenance of the existing rail network and the provision of both South East Queensland and regional long-distance passenger rail services.
Gold Coast Waterways Authority
The Gold Coast Waterways Authority sustainably manages a network of 5 rivers, 170km of navigable channels and more than 750ha of lakes ensuring the local community, visitors and businesses can all enjoy and prosper in our ‘Waterways City’.
Gold Coast Waterways Authority does this through evidence-based integrated planning and place making, marine infrastructure creation and management, and delivery of the Gold Coast Waterways Strategy 2021-30 and Waterways Management Program.