Transport blueprint for west Brisbane unveiled

By: Jason Whittaker


Queensland Transport Minister Rachel Nolan today released a long-term sustainable transport vision for western Brisbane's transport network. The Western Brisbane Transport

Queensland Transport Minister Rachel Nolan today released a long-term sustainable transport vision for western Brisbane's transport network.

The Western Brisbane Transport Network Strategy will form a planning blueprint for all levels of government in creating an integrated transport network of rail, bus, road, freight, walking and cycling over the next 20 years.

"There is no shortage of transport infrastructure projects taking place across Brisbane but until this document there wasn't a unifying or underlying planning blueprint to tie it altogether in the western region," Nolan says.

"This strategy gives western Brisbane a long-term, coordinated transport plan which embodies sustainable or 'green' transport principles."

Sustainable forms of transport such as public and active transport feature heavily in the strategy but the plan also seeks efficiencies in the use of existing infrastructure.

The strategy confirms the value of setting aside transport corridors for the future and builds on current projects in the South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan and Program, she says.

"If transport corridors like these had been part of transport and town planning 20 or 30 years ago, we wouldn't now be resuming properties to build busways and we'd have billions of dollars of extra funding for services," Nolan says.

The four key components of the strategy are: rail, bus priority, active transport choices and a future north-south motorway.

Many large-scale transport infrastructure projects are already underway in Brisbane, including:
  • the Gateway Upgrade
  • an Airport Link
  • the CLEM7 Tunnel
  • the Northern Link
  • the Ipswich Motorway upgrade
  • the Darra to Springfield road/rail project
  • the Pacific Motorway upgrade and
  • the Hale Street Link.


View the Western Brisbane Transport Network Strategy HERE.

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