Creating Better Connections for Queenslanders - draft Transport Strategy  

Queensland’s draft strategy that will shape transportation for the next decade has been released and the government has begun a six-week consultation period with industry on the plans.
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The Queensland Government is calling for submissions on its Creating Better Connections for Queenslanders draft transport plan. This plan will help to shape what transport will look like across the state over the next decade.  

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said there’s no doubt Queensland will be the place to be over the next 10 years.  

“With the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games on the horizon, record investment in infrastructure, and 88 per cent of net migration in the coming years, it’s a big decade ahead.” 

“So, we want Queenslanders to be part of developing the best possible transport plan for the state through our Creating Better Connections strategy, a key component of the Palaszczuk Government’s plan for economic recovery from Covid-19.” 

The Creating Better Connections for Queenslanders draft plan covers five key priorities which are; reliable and safe services, responsive to changing community needs, seamless end to end journeys, easy and accessible, and environmentally sustainable. 

Bailey encouraged Queenslanders to have their say on the draft plan during the six-week consultation.  

"TransLink customer surveys, as well as ongoing customer feedback, ideas and suggestions, have informed the content of this draft plan,” he said. 

"We've listened to our customers and considered their needs, and now we are seeking feedback from other key stakeholders.” 

Submissions to the plan can be made until Friday 17 September 2021.  

The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads are hosting a forum 'Connecting minds - delivering value' from 1–3 February 2022, which will provide opportunity for further connection with departmental officers.  

It will give industry representatives the opportunity to learn about the knowledge and technologies that will be embedded in Queensland’s future transport plans. Engineers are encouraged to register for the forum on the Department of Transport and Main Roads website.