Why is Council preparing a new Transport Plan?

The previous Transport Plan for Brisbane 2008-2026 (TP4B) was released in 2008 to accommodate city growth through to 2026. The plan reflects Council's commitment to balancing investment in public transport, walking and cycling with an efficient road network.

Some initiatives that Council has implemented since releasing the last plan include:

  • Delivering $7 billion of major infrastructure under the TransApex plan, representing the largest combination of infrastructure projects ever delivered in Australia by a local council.
  • Delivering 130 new bikeway projects between 2012 and 2016 under the Better Bikeways 4 Brisbane program.
  • Delivering 15 years of road projects in four years under the $1.2 billion Road Action program.

What does the new transport plan aim to do?

The new Transport Plan for Brisbane - Strategic Directions takes a different approach to transport planning by focusing on how our transport network will deliver broader outcomes for Brisbane under the themes of enhancing liveability, delivering economic benefits, harnessing innovation and evolving the network. The plan will guide how our transport network will support mobility and ease congestion over the next 25 years and beyond to make Brisbane Australia's most liveable city. Learn more about the draft plan or download a copy now.

Can I talk to someone about the plan?

Yes. From now until March 2018,  Council will be out speaking with the community to receive your feedback on the draft plan and Brisbane's transport future. Find out where you can come and talk to us.

You can also contact Council directly for more information about the draft plan:

  • Phone Council on 07 3403 8888
  • Email the project team at integrated.transport@brisbane.qld.gov.au
  • Write to:
New Transport Plan for Brisbane
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane  QLD  4001

How do I stay informed?

To be kept up to date with the new Transport Plan for Brisbane, register for 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 gocard 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 reponsible 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 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.