We work with stakeholders to make sure our critical transport links are always available, and to reduce the impact of network disruption. Our relationships with other government agencies, partners, industry and advisory bodies help us to keep Queensland moving.
We sometimes work with the private sector to finance the construction, maintenance, and operation of our roads and infrastructure.
These agreements have financed roads such as the Gateway and Logan motorways, Port Drive and the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing.
In 2017–2018 we worked with Transurban Queensland to improve customer service outcomes and make tolls cheaper.
The Port of Brisbane is performing a $110 million upgrade to Port Drive and the local road network which includes a 4-lane overpass and shared pedestrian/cycle path. We have worked with the Port of Brisbane to make sure that the upgrade works seamlessly with the state controlled road network and that it uses innovative solutions for design and environmental management.
Every year we publish the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program, (QTRIP), which contains information about the transport and road infrastructure projects we’ll be delivering over the next 4 years to meet the needs of Queenslanders. After QTRIP is released, we hold industry briefings in Brisbane and a regional centre. This lets us speak directly with our industry partners about our plans for the coming years. This gives industry bodies and local businesses a chance to find out about procurement methods, timing and contract estimates. These face-to-face sessions give us a chance to strengthen our ties with the industry.
In 2017 the Director-General hosted briefings in Brisbane and Townsville, which were attended by over 600 stakeholders. 94% of participants found the information at the event useful, and 84% said that they would be likely to attend future presentations.
We have been working with Queensland’s agricultural sector to make it safer and easier to move large machinery on our roads.
We have actively engaged with industry to understand their needs, take their feedback into account, and to make sure that they are aware of their responsibilities to keep all road users safe while moving agricultural machinery on our network.
We've used the feedback we've received from industry to develop notices to help with safe vehicle movement and removed the need for permits to move these vehicles on our roads.
In 2018 we expanded the reach of the emergency vehicle priority technology to Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Rockhampton and Gladstone. We’ve been working with Queensland’s Public Safety Business Agency to install the technology throughout Queensland.
Emergency vehicle priority technology lets emergency vehicles, such as ambulances and fire trucks, trigger changes to traffic lights to improve response times. When it is safe to do so, the technology changes the timing of the lights to give the vehicle a clear, safe path to their destination.
This technology shows our commitment to road safety and to saving the lives of Queenslanders.
Read more in our annual report