What is the north west transport network business case study area?

    The north west transport network business case study area extends from Bald Hills to Toowong. 

    Why is Council preparing a business case?

    The business case will explore opportunities for the future of the north west transport network and will identify the best ways to reduce congestion in Brisbane’s north west.

    The Australian Government has committed $10 million to the development of the business case.

    How is this survey different to the Transport Plan for Brisbane survey?

    The community consultation for the Transport Plan for Brisbane occurred from November 2017 to April 2018, with Council gathering feedback through:
    • an online poll and survey
    • feedback forms
    • 38 community consultations
    • targeted workshops and;
    • briefings. 
    Council received more than 3000 submissions, which ranged from short messages to detailed responses, and were used to inform the developed of the final Transport Plan for Brisbane – Strategic Directions and the Transport Plan for Brisbane – Implementation Plan 2018

    The transport plan has been developed to guide the evolution of Brisbane’s transport network over the next 25 years and beyond. It provides a framework to ensure out city stays connected, liveable and prosperous into the future. 

    The current community consultation for Brisbane’s north west transport future is the next step in identifying future transport initiatives specifically across Brisbane’s north west and will build on the findings and initiatives outlined in the transport plan. 

    The feedback received will help guide the planning of future transport initiatives across Brisbane’s north west and will help inform the business case for the future of the north west transport network. 

    How do I stay informed?

    To be kept up to date with the north west transport network business case, register for email updates.

    Who manages public transport?

    Queensland's public transport services are managed by TransLink, a division of the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR). TransLink has responsibility for scheduling public transport services, fare collection and distribution of funds to service providers. In SEQ, TransLink's public transport networks are supported by the go card integrated ticketing system. The pre-paid system allows passengers to tap on and off services and transfer between the rail, bus and ferry services on the one payment system. Public transport service information is also integrated through TransLink's journey planner website and app.

    Who is responsible for transport in Brisbane?

    All levels of government and some non-government organisations contribute to the planning, funding, delivery and maintenance of Brisbane's transport networks.

    The Australian Government is generally responsible for legislation, standards, taxes, overarching policy, the national road network and national key freight routes. In Brisbane, this includes funding of the National Highway network, Black Spot and Roads to Recovery programs and management of freight movements through the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).

    The Queensland Government owns the land in all public road reserves and is generally responsible for road transport across the state, including registration, licensing, road rules, road safety and enforcement. The Queensland Government administers the legislation and regulation of all modes of transport in Queensland, including private and personalised transport. These roles are administered by Transport and Main roads (TMR). TMR is also responsible for the management of the state road network and major cycling infrastructure. TransLink, a division of TMR, manages the provision of public transport services in SEQ, including Brisbane. Queensland Rail provides passenger rail services in Brisbane.

    Brisbane City Council is responsible for the operation and maintenance of more than 5700km of roads in Brisbane. Council also plays a significant role in the provision of bus and ferry services. Council provides pedestrian and cycling infrastructure as well as behaviour change programs to encourage sustainable transport choices and administers local laws relating to transport in Brisbane.

    The Brisbane Airport, Archerfield Airport, Airtrain and the Port of Brisbane are major city transport facilities provided by private organisations. Private organisations are also responsible for roads and other transport infrastructure within their jurisdictions. Overlapping interrelationships between transport networks highlights the need for all levels of government and other organisations to work collaboratively to ensure the best outcomes for Brisbane and to provide one network to the community.