The Queensland Government has announced a restructure of the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads and TransLink, involving  a targeted staff reduction of 18 per cent or 1,970 FTE corporate and support roles from the Department and TransLink, saving $287 million over the next four years.


Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the new structure would deliver major reforms in the transport industry.


“Under the restructure, all Queensland Government transport services will be integrated for the first time under the TransLink banner.


Under the restructure, TransLink will no longer operate as a statutory authority confined to the state’s south east. Instead it will become part of the Department and will oversee the qconnect bus network, TravelTrain services and school bus services, along with subsidised regional airline, coach and ferry services.


The TransLink board will be removed and the Department will remain in five divisions with the number of senior executives slashed by almost half from 37 to 21.


“This streamlined structure will deliver improved outcomes for Queenslanders, whether it’s a business tendering for work, someone travelling across the State or an individual using any of the hundreds of services offered by the Department.