20-year transport plan for South-East Queensland
The Queensland Government has released the $125 billion Connecting SEQ 2031 transport plan, which outlines the region’s transport vision for the next 20 years.
Connecting SEQ 2031 will guide all levels of government in prioritising investment in public transport, roads, active transport and freight, delivering the maximum benefit across the whole transport system.
The plan outlines the following key goals:
- doubling the share of active transport (such as walking and cycling) from 10% to 20% of all trips
- doubling the share of public transport from 7% to 14% of all trips
- reducing the share of trips taken in private motor vehicles from 83% to 66%.
Projects in the plan include:
- the first section of a Brisbane subway connecting Toowong to Newstead/Bowen Hills and supporting major growth in the inner city
- Gold Coast light rail
- Northern Busway
- Expansion of the Springfield to Richlands Rail corridor
- Port of Brisbane Motorway upgrade
- Bruce Highway upgrade – Caloundra Road to Curra
- Pacific Motorway upgrade – Nerang to Tugan
- Connected and managed motorways to complete the motorway network and improve overall performance.
The timing for these projects will be outlined in future years through the Queensland Government’s Queensland Infrastructure Plan (QIP), which was released for consultation in July and provides a clear outline of short-term infrastructure projects, as well as forward planning for longer-term infrastructure priorities.
For more information or to download a copy of Connecting SEQ 2031, visit the project website at www.connectingseq.qld.gov.au