The Australian Government has provided Brisbane City Council with funding to develop a business case to help reduce traffic congestion through Brisbane’s north-west.

Our vision is that wherever you are in Brisbane, you’re connected to an integrated transport network that gets you where you want to go.

About the business case

The north west transport network business case study area extends from Bald Hills to Toowong and considers surrounding areas such as the Moreton Bay region.

The business case will consider potential transport infrastructure ideas within the network to help reduce traffic congestion and get residents home quicker and safer.

The Australian Government has committed up to $10 million to the development of the north west transport network business case. Funding through the Major Project Business Case Fund is supporting Council to investigate the transport needs of this growing region, including opportunities to utilise the existing North West Transport Corridor, to inform future government investment in road, public and active transport.

The business case is being prepared in line with the Infrastructure Australia Assessment Framework for initiatives and projects to be included in the Infrastructure Priority List. 

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Community consultation

In late 2019, residents were invited to share feedback about their travel behaviours and where transport services and infrastructure could be improved. Using this feedback, a range of potential transport infrastructure ideas were developed to help address transport challenges identified by residents.

The transport ideas considered improvements to roads, public transport and active ways of travelling. From Friday 27 November to Monday 21 December 2020, residents were invited to have their say on the transport ideas to help inform the business case.

Feedback was collected via:

  • an online survey and quick poll on Your City Your Say
  • phone calls and emails sent to the project team
  • written correspondence
  • community consultation sessions hosted at locations in Brisbane's north-west and southern parts of the Moreton Bay region.

From early 2021, Council will assess community feedback to help inform the scope of transport solutions for inclusion in the business case. A report summarising the community feedback received during consultation will be released by early-2022.

Artist impressions of transport ideas

North west transport network transport ideas - artist’s impressions

You can also view the 'North west transport network transport ideas - artist's impressions' album via Council's Flickr account.

Artist’s impressions are indicative only and subject to consultation and approvals.

Watch the video

You can also watch this video on Council's YouTube channel.

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Supporting information

This video provides information about the north west transport network business case and how residents can provide their feedback on transport ideas. 

It shows aerial footage of Brisbane roads and explains that the Australian Government has provided Brisbane City Council with funding to develop a business case to help reduce congestion through Brisbane’s north-west.  

The video shows artist impressions of the transport ideas which consider improvements to roads and public transport, as well as active ways of moving around our city.

The video includes information about how residents can have their say on the transport ideas, by visiting Council's website and searching 'north west transport network'.

Timeline

Problem identification and community feedback

Complete - NOVEMBER 2019 - MID-2020

Council received feedback on Brisbane's north-west transport future to inform the development of the business case. Council assessed community feedback received and published the North west transport network business case community consultation report.

Options development and community feedback

Completed - MID-2020 - early 2021

Potential transport solutions for the north west transport network were identified and community feedback was received to help inform the business case development.

Business case development

IN PROGRESS - Early 2021 - Early 2022

Council will assess community feedback, assess potential transport solutions and finalise the business case.

Submit to Infrastructure Australia for assessment

early 2022

Council will submit the program business case to Infrastructure Australia, the Australian Government's independent infrastructure advisor, who will consider the business case recommendations and the projects identified for inclusion on the Infrastructure Priority List.*

*The Infrastructure Priority List is a prioritised list of nationally significant investments.

Documents and reports

Community consultation report

On Wednesday 22 July 2020, Council released the North west transport network consultation report. The consultation report summarises the community feedback received during the consultation period.

For more information, download the North west transport network consultation report (Word – 1.2Mb).

Key Findings document

On Friday 27 November 2020, Council released the North west transport network strategic assessment - key findings document. The document summarises the challenges with the current transport network and identifies potential improvement initiatives to be explored in future stages of the business case development.

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Last updated: 7 October 2021