Every Transport Infrastructure Project Announced in the 2020 QLD Budget


The Palaszczuk Government has announced its 5th roads and transport budget for Queensland with $26.9 billion to support up to 23,600 jobs across the state. We've outlined every key piece of infrastructure that is set to receive funding over the next three years. Check out the list below.

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Key Road Projects
Key Rail Projects
Key Public Transport Infrastructure Highlights
Active Transport Projects
Marine Infrastructure Projects


Key Road Projects

  • $2.1 billion for Gateway Motorway and Bruce Highway upgrades in northern Brisbane, including North-South Urban Arterial corridor (dubbed the "Moreton Connector")
  • $1.53 billion for the Coomera Connector (Stage 1) between Coomera and Nerang
  • $1.065 billion for the Rockhampton Ring Road
  • $1 billion for the M1 between Varsity Lakes and Tugun
  • $1 billion for the M1 between Daisy Hill and Logan Motorway
  • $1 billion for the Bruce Highway (Cooroy to Curra) Section D: Woondum to Curra
  • $932.2 million for the Bruce Highway between Caloundra Road and the Sunshine Motorway
  • $750 million for the M1 between Eight Mile Plains and Daisy Hill
  • $662.5 million for upgrading the Bruce Highway between Caboolture - Bribie Island Road and Steve Irwin Way
  • $514.3 million for the Haughton River Floodplain upgrade on the Bruce Highway (Ayr - Townsville)
  • $481 million for the Bruce Highway – Cairns Southern Access Corridor (Stage 3) project to duplicate the highway between Edmonton and Gordonvale
  • $400 million for the Ipswich Motorway Upgrade from Rocklea to Darra
  • $359 million for the Cairns Ring Road between Cairns CBD and Smithfield
  • $350 million for the Mackay Port Access project (Mackay Ring Road Stage 2)
  • $301.3 million for the Bruce Highway Maroochydore Road interchange project
  • $244 million for the Centenary Bridge upgrade (Stage 1)
  • $230 million for the Townsville Ring Road (Stage 5) project
  • $225 million for the Bruce Highway – Cairns Southern Access Corridor (Stage 5) at Foster Road
  • $200 million Queensland Government funding towards the Inland Freight Route (Charters Towers to Mungindi)
  • $164 million for the Smithfield Bypass linking McGregor Road and Cairns Western Arterial Road
  • $158 million to duplicate the Bruce Highway to four lanes through Parkhurst (Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade project)
  • $150 million for the Walkerston Bypass
  • $125 million for the Linkfield Road overpass upgrade
  • $123.7 million for the Bruce Highway – Cairns Southern Access Corridor (Stage 4) between Kate Street and Aumuller Street
  • $120.4 million for the Mackay Northern Access upgrade on the Bruce Highway
  • $95 million for Riverway Drive (Stage 2), Allambie Lane to Dunlop Street
  • $80 million for the Sumners Road interchange
  • $80 million for upgrading sections of the Rockhampton - Yeppoon Road
  • $75 million for the Mount Lindesay Highway between Stoney Camp Road and Chambers Flat Road
  • $75 million for duplicating the Capricorn Highway between Rockhampton and Gracemere
  • $60 million for Cairns Western Arterial Road (Redlynch Connector Road to Kamerunga Road) duplication
  • $53 million for Mount Lindesay Highway (Johanna Street to South Street)
  • $50 million for progressive sealing of the Kennedy Developmental Road (The Lynd - Hughenden)
  • $46.4 million for Stuart Drive (Townsville Connection Road) between University Road and Bowen Road Bridge, Townsville


Key Rail Projects

  • More than $1 billion for the Rail Network Strategy package, including $255 million for the New Generation Rollingstock, European Train Control System fitment and $600 million for the Rollingstock Expansion Project
  • $709.9 million for the Gold Coast Light Rail (Stage 3)
  • $646 million for the European Train Control System Level 2 upgrades
  • $550.8 million for Stage 1 of the North Coast Line - Beerburrum to Nambour Rail upgrade
  • $97.2 million for an upgrade of the Mayne Yard vehicle and pedestrian access
  • $95.1 million for the Loganlea Train Station relocation
  • $57.1 million to upgrade train stations between Fairfield and Salisbury

Key Public Transport Infrastructure Highlights

  • $72 million for the Northern Transitway
  • $34.1 million for the Southern Moreton Bay Islands ferry terminals (jointly funded with Redland City Council)
  • $30 million for Stage 1 of the Eastern Transitway
  • $30 million for the Beenleigh Train Station park 'n' ride
  • $21 million for the Greenbank park 'n' ride
  • $20 million for the Ferny Grove Train Station park 'n' ride
  • $17 million for the Coomera Train Station park 'n' ride
  • $14.5 million for the Salisbury Train Station park 'n' ride
  • $11.5 million for a new Chermside Bus Station southbound platform
  • $10.4 million for the Lawnton Train Station park 'n' ride
  • $10 million for the Mango Hill Train Station park 'n' ride


Active Transport Projects

  • $23.8 million for the Cairns Southern Access Cycleway, as part of the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program
  • $22.5 million Queensland Government funding towards the extension of the Riverwalk from Mowbray Park to Captain Burke Park at Kangaroo Point
  • $19.1 million for the Bundaberg to Gin Gin rail-trail between Bundaberg and Koolboo Road
  • $14.5 million for the Veloway 1 (V1) Cycleway at O'Keefe Street
  • $12.2 million for Stage 1 of the New England Highway Cycleway between Highfields and Toowoomba CBD
  • $10 million Queensland Government funding towards the South Brisbane bike network
  • $9 million in cycle network grants to the City of Gold Coast for various sections of the Gold Coast Oceanway
  • $6.5 million for the Beerburrum to Landsborough (Stage 1) cycleway between Beerwah and Glasshouse
  • $5.4 million for the North Brisbane Bikeway (Stage 4) between Rigby Street and Price Street
  • $4.5 million for active transport facilities on Noosa Parade between Munna Point Bridge and Garth Prowd Bridge
  • $4.5 million for a cycleway on Smith Street Connection Road between Olsen Avenue and Kumbari Avenue
  • $4 million for the V1 Cycleway on Logan Road between Levington Road and Kingston Road

 Marine Infrastructure Projects:

  • $23.6 million to implement the Spit Masterplan at Southport
  • $23.3 million for the Clump Point boat ramp at Mission Beach
  • $11.5 million for the Yarrabah Jetty
  • $9.1 million for dredging various navigation channels (Gold Coast)
  • $9 million towards channel deepening the Molongle Creek at Gumlu
  • $9 million for a boat ramp and floating walkway at Yorkeys Knob
  • $4.2 million for a two-lane boat ramp with a floating walkway at Casuarina Creek
  • $4 million for a barge ramp at Scarborough Boat Harbour

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