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Image of Acting Director-General Sally Stannard The QTRIP 2023-24 to 2026-27 continues to deliver towards the Department of Transport and Main Roads' vision for a single integrated transport network accessible to everyone.

This QTRIP outlines a $32.1 billion investment over the next 4 years into Queensland’s road and transport infrastructure across local, state and national networks.

We will continue to deliver an affordable and sustainable program of investment, that includes continued delivery of key projects, such as:

  • Pacific Motorway Varsity Lakes (Exit 85) to Tugun (Exit 95) upgrade
  • Gold Coast Light Rail (Stage 3)
  • Coomera Connector (Stage 1)
  • Pacific Motorway Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade
  • Bruce Highway Caboolture - Bribie Island Road to Steve Irwin Way upgrade
  • Bruce Highway (Cooroy to Curra) Section D
  • Walkerston Bypass
  • Townsville Ring Road (Stage 5)
  • Kennedy Developmental Road (The Lynd - Hughenden), progressive sealing
  • New Generation Rollingstock, European Train Control System fitment, install new signalling.

A key priority for our department is ensuring we react quickly when Queensland experiences severe and unprecedented events, whether that be a global pandemic or a natural disaster. Our responsive and coordinated efforts help keep communities and industries connected, moving and safe. The QTRIP 2023-24 to 2026-27 includes $750 million as part of our Natural Disaster Program, jointly funded with the Australian Government, via the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.

The Roads Transport Alliance continues with local governments, with an increased allocation of $76 million in 2023-24 invested in the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme. This scheme provides vital funding to local governments for the delivery of infrastructure improvements on the local network across Queensland.

In response to adverse global and local market conditions, we continue to implement initiatives to help manage cost-related risk, including collaborative contracting; attracting, supporting and retaining a sustainable workforce; investing in research and innovation; applying value-engineering to options assessments; and developing product and service procurement strategies. However, it is also evident that the scale of cost escalation rates and other market factors have intensified and as is being seen across the nation, are rapidly outpacing available funding.

Despite the significant market constraints and cost pressures challenging all of us right now, we remain committed to ongoing collaboration with industry stakeholders, government and customers to connect Queensland as it continues to grow ahead of Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We are on track to deliver out capital program for the sixth financial year in a row.

QTRIP serves as a valuable resource for the whole industry, providing a clear pathway for those looking to participate in this billion-dollar pipeline of future work.

Sally Stannard
Acting Director-General
Department of Transport and Main Roads


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