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Brisbane Metro - draft Design Report

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Brisbane Metro is Council’s high-frequency public transport system that will cut travel times, reduce Central Business District (CBD) bus congestion and improve services to the suburbs.

The project comprises a turn-up-and-go metro network across 21 kilometres of existing busway that links Eight Mile Plains, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) and University of Queensland (UQ) Lakes busway stations and all busway stations in between.

On Monday 23 April 2018, Council released the Brisbane Metro draft Design Report for consultation, marking the next important step in the development of Brisbane Metro.

Consultation on the draft Design Report closed on Friday 25 May 2018. Council is now reviewing feedback received during the consultation period, which will continue to help shape this vital infrastructure project.

You can register to receive project updates on Brisbane Metro by visiting Council's website.

About the draft Design Report

The draft Design Report is a voluntary, non-statutory assessment of Brisbane Metro and describes the project’s infrastructure, operation and construction in detail.

It comprises:

  • Key Findings - a summary of the main outcomes of the draft Design Report
  • Part A: Introduction - project background, project need, and community and stakeholder engagement activities and outcomes
  • Part B: Concept Design - project options assessment and development and overview of Brisbane Metro's infrastructure, operation and construction
  • Part C: Environmental Assessment and Management - key findings of transport, environmental and social assessments of the construction and operation of Brisbane Metro
  • Part D: Concept Design Drawings - showing the metro alignment, key infrastructure, construction worksite and laydown areas, and property impacts.

The Key Findings and the full draft Design Report are available to download.



Brisbane Metro is Council’s high-frequency public transport system that will cut travel times, reduce Central Business District (CBD) bus congestion and improve services to the suburbs.

The project comprises a turn-up-and-go metro network across 21 kilometres of existing busway that links Eight Mile Plains, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) and University of Queensland (UQ) Lakes busway stations and all busway stations in between.

On Monday 23 April 2018, Council released the Brisbane Metro draft Design Report for consultation, marking the next important step in the development of Brisbane Metro.

Consultation on the draft Design Report closed on Friday 25 May 2018. Council is now reviewing feedback received during the consultation period, which will continue to help shape this vital infrastructure project.

You can register to receive project updates on Brisbane Metro by visiting Council's website.

About the draft Design Report

The draft Design Report is a voluntary, non-statutory assessment of Brisbane Metro and describes the project’s infrastructure, operation and construction in detail.

It comprises:

  • Key Findings - a summary of the main outcomes of the draft Design Report
  • Part A: Introduction - project background, project need, and community and stakeholder engagement activities and outcomes
  • Part B: Concept Design - project options assessment and development and overview of Brisbane Metro's infrastructure, operation and construction
  • Part C: Environmental Assessment and Management - key findings of transport, environmental and social assessments of the construction and operation of Brisbane Metro
  • Part D: Concept Design Drawings - showing the metro alignment, key infrastructure, construction worksite and laydown areas, and property impacts.

The Key Findings and the full draft Design Report are available to download.