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Planning best value investments

Planning best value investments for our future transport needs

Queensland's vast and diverse transport network continues to grow and plays a fundamental role in the state's economic growth. Responsible planning and prioritising ensures Queensland's long-term transport needs are met in the most cost-effective way and provides clear direction. This is achieved through long-and medium-term strategies and plans critical to Queensland's transport needs. These are developed and managed to ensure integrated planning across the state, designing for the transport needs of the future.

Queensland Transport Strategy

The Draft Queensland Transport Strategy—a 30-year vision for transport in Queensland—was released for community and stakeholder consultation on 29 March 2019. Consultation closed 10 June 2019. During the consultation:

  • over 1900 customers visited the external consultation website, generating 322 idea posts, comments or likes
  • 269 TMR staff visited the gallery walkthrough events and provided 544 suggestions
  • 37 stakeholders provided formal feedback submissions.

The Strategy provides a vision for the transformation of the state's transport system to provide flexibility in responding to customer preferences, global trends and emerging technologies. It puts customers first and articulates the department's plan for maximising the benefits of future changes for all Queenslanders.

The Strategy is structured around five customer-focused outcomes that will guide how TMR responds to future changes:

1. accessible, convenient transport
2. safe journeys for all
3. seamless, personalised journeys
4. efficient, reliable and productive transport for people and goods
5. sustainable, resilient and liveable communities.

The draft Strategy shows how the department plans to harness emerging transport trends to continue to move people and products safely and efficiently now, and into the future. The Strategy is due to be finalised in late-2019.

For more information: Queensland Transport Strategy

Transport Coordination Plan

The Transport Coordination Plan 2017–2027 (TCP) brings a contemporary approach to the coordinated planning and management of transport, including a strong focus on customer needs and technology. Developed in accordance with the Transport Planning and Coordination Act 1994, the TCP establishes five high-level objectives for the transport system across the key areas of:

  • customer experience and affordability
  • community connectivity
  • efficiency and productivity
  • safety and security
  • environment and sustainability.

The TCP sets clear criteria for prioritising spending on transport and includes decision-making principles and a suite of transport key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor progress towards its objectives.

Examples of progress against these KPIs for 2018–19 are:

  • customer satisfaction ratings of public transport by service type
  • patronage on government contracted services
  • number of road fatalities and hospitalised causalities
  • number of road fatalities and hospitalised causalities
  • proportion of the network with good productivity
  • proportion of the network with reliable travel times.

The TCP, along with the Draft Queensland Transport Strategy, informs the development of more detailed transport strategies and plans produced by TMR, such as regional transport plans and modal strategies.

For more information: Transport Coordination Plan

Case study

Time Travel – Megatrends and Scenarios for Queensland Transport out to 2048

The future of transport is uncertain, with potentially massive changes on the horizon. Time travel: Megatrends and scenarios for transport in Queensland out to 2048 helps TMR to understand and plan for the challenges, risks and opportunities that the future may hold for transport in Queensland.

Developed under the Queensland Government and CSIRO's/ Data61 Strategic Partnership Agreement, TMR and Data61 identified megatrends that will likely transform the transport system over the coming decades. Data61 then modelled how certain transport fundamentals (such as congestion, safety, household expenditure, greenhouse gas emissions, and registration) would likely fare under four plausible future transport scenarios that might play out, depending on:

  • how quickly Queenslanders take up emerging technologies (like driverless and electric vehicles) and business models (such as ride-sharing and car-sharing)
  • where and how they choose to live and work, which will determine length and number of trips Queenslanders need to make and whether (in urban centres) peak-hour weekday commutes continue to be the norm.

The four different worlds identified in this report show very different outcomes for transport fundamentals such as public transport usage, the cost of transport for households, and road safety. For instance, the number of road fatalities and injuries could be very different in a world where automated vehicles are widely adopted, or where people travel shorter distances, less often—compared to a world where automated vehicle technology is not taken up, or people continue to travel longer distances during peak hours.

The time travel report models key transport fundamentals for each of the four scenarios, to show us what could be at stake and help TMR prepare for the changes coming our way. This will assist TMR in ensuring that no group is unfairly disadvantaged by these changes and that the benefits are shared equitably across our communities, steering us towards the best future for transport in Queensland.

Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program

The department developed and published the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program 2019–20 to 2022–23 (QTRIP). The report outlines approximately $23 billion of investment in roads and transport infrastructure across Queensland. A key priority of QTRIP is supporting local communities and regional infrastructure. The regional section of the Annual Report 2018–19 highlight projects delivered under the QTRIP 2018–19 to 2021–22, as well as current and upcoming projects which shape the future of our network across the state.

A selection of key projects from QTRIP 2018–19 to 2021–22 being delivered by the department include:

Australian Government and Queensland Government jointly-funded:

  • $1.606 billion for Toowoomba Second Range Crossing
  • $1.143 billion for Gateway Motorway North
  • $1.03 billion for Pacific Motorway (Varsity Lakes to Tugun)
  • $812.9 million for Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway project
  • $550.8 million for the North Coast Line – Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade
  • $514.3 million for Haughton River Floodplain
  • $497.4 million for Mackay Ring Road (Stage 1)
  • $481 million for Cairns Southern Access Corridor (Stage 3)
  • $400 million for Ipswich Motorway (Rocklea to Darra) (Stage 1)
  • $197.5 million for Pacifi Motorway (Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes)
  • $195.3 million for Pacific Motorway/Gateway Motorway merge
  • $189.3 million for Eton Range Realignment project
  • $121 million for Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade (Stage 1)
  • $110.6 million for Mackay Northern Access
  • $104.1 million for Cairns Southern Access Corridor (Stage 4).

Queensland Government funded:

  • $152 million for Smithfield Bypass in Cairns
  • $88.6 million for extra car spaces at seven south-east Queensland train stations
  • $80 million for Centenary Motorway/Sumners Road interchange
  • $53 million for Northern Transitway on Gympie Road
  • $43 million for Veloway 1 (V1) Cycleway (Stage E) from Birdwood Road to Gaza Road
  • $25.5 million for extra car spaces at Greenbank and Eight Mile Plains bus stations
  • $22 million for Eastern Transitway on Old Cleveland Road
  • $17.2 million for North Brisbane Bikeway (Stages 2, 3 and 4).

Queensland Road System Performance Plan

The Queensland Road System Performance Plan (QRSPP) is a rolling four-year plan for the maintenance, preservation and operation of the state-controlled road network. The plan covers both:

  • Maintenance, Preservation and Environment Investment Program—focused on the long-term sustainability of transport infrastructure assets and connectivity
  • Road Operations Investment Program—focused on safe, reliable and efficient operation of the state-controlled road network.

The plan has a total allocation of $4.24 billion over the next four years, including an allowance of $334.29 million provided by the Australian Government towards maintenance of National Land Transport Network. The plan includes performance targets using network-level, life-cycle costing analysis across 23 investment categories which were refined in consultation with TMR regions, consistent with their tactical asset management strategies.

Developed within the Queensland Government's Asset Management Planning Framework, TMR's Total Asset Management Plan sets out the predicted long-term performance of transport system assets under the current Transport Infrastructure Portfolio Plan and Schedule investment levels, plus the investment required to sustain adequate levels of service in the future.

In 2019, TMR staff engaged with industry experts to explore how TMR's framework for maintenance and preservation investment can better incorporate performance (in terms of customer expectations) and residual risk (and its management) into investment decision making.

Road resurfacing works on the Cunningham Highway near Goondiwindi.

Image of motorway with suburb signs above

Road operations on the Ipswich Motorway.

State Infrastructure Plan

The department remains actively involved in the annual development and update of the State Infrastructure Plan (SIP), providing confidence and certainty to industry, the community and all levels of government about planned infrastructure investment and delivery.

Developed by the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, the SIP illustrates how transport infrastructure will play a key role in responding to the longer-term infrastructure challenges and opportunities for Queensland. The scope of the SIP is to:

  • set strategic direction and foster innovation in government's planning, investment and delivery of infrastructure
  • identify the anticipated service needs and infrastructure investment opportunities for a prosperous Queensland
  • develop a sustainable and credible program of investment for industry with independent advice from Building Queensland
  • provide context to enable greater coordination between public and private infrastructure.

The transport response (or strategic intent for the next 15 years) is to invest in:

  • maintenance and rehabilitation of existing infrastructure
  • identification and improvement of the freight network
  • innovation and technology solutions
  • public transport solutions, including demand management
  • digitally connected smart infrastructure
  • regional community access to essential services and opportunities.

Addressing network sustainability through our investment approach

The department continued its improvement journey and implementing a robust infrastructure investment approach, including:

  • strengthening state-wide data and analytic capabilities to monitor network performance at program and portfolio levels
  • increasing program management capability
  • developing long-term investment criteria aligned to the Transport Coordination Plan 2017–2027.

The department's investment approach outlines the choices TMR has made on balancing the needs for operation, maintenance and upgrade of transport infrastructure assets.

The department's discipline in portfolio management continues to address sustainability by making better use of the existing network (a priority government directive in the State Infrastructure Plan).

Highlights for the year include:

  • increased funding for road routine maintenance, programmed maintenance, pavement rehabilitation and bridge/culvert rehabilitation over the forward estimates period
  • increased funding for roads operations traffic incident field services and maintenance of Intelligent Transport Systems and signals over the forward four-year period
  • continued funding of maritime dredging of recreational boat harbours and channels
  • continued funding off-road cycleways programmed maintenance and rehabilitation.

Infrastructure Australia 2019 Infrastructure Priority List Update

In February 2019, Infrastructure Australia (IA) released its annual update of the Infrastructure Priority List (IPL), a referent point for nationally-significant infrastructure investments Australia needs over the next 15 years, wherein a further four TMR initiatives were positively assessed for inclusion on the IPL:

  • Warrego Highway East corridor improvements
  • Centenary Motorway capacity (Frederick Street to Sumners Road)
  • Pacific Motorway (M1): Daisy Hill to Loganholme
  • Pacific Motorway (M1): Loganholme to Nerang.

The Townsville Ring Road (Stage 5) on the Bruce Highway has been included as part of the Bruce Highway Upgrade initiative, a Priority Initiative on the IPL. The Queensland Government also resubmitted the Gold Coast Light Rail (Stage 3A–Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads) initiative with updated information, which resulted in the initiative being positively assessed and recognised by IA, as part of the Broadbeach – Burleigh Heads public transport connectivity Priority Initiative.

For more information: Infrastructure priority list

Regional Transport Plans

The department is developing twelve Regional Transport Plans which will guide the planning of an efficient and responsive transport system in Queensland over the next 15 years.

The department is working with key stakeholders, including representatives from state and local government, business and industry to prioritise and manage the transport system so that the plans effectively support regional communities, growth and productivity.

The Mackay Isaac Whitsunday Regional Transport Plan was finalised in June 2018 and will be periodically reviewed. On 3 December 2018, a further 11 draft Regional Transport Plans were released for public consultation. The Regional Transport Plans will be finalised and progressively released in 2019–20. During consultation for the draft plans, TMR facilitated over 45 briefings to elected representatives and local government.

Since December 2018, there have been over 9000 hits to our website and over 350 submissions received from stakeholders. The feedback from these submissions is being used to further shape and improve the plans to guide future planning.

For more information: Regional Transport Plans

Bridge Renewal Scheme

The Bridge Renewal Program has been a part of the QTRIP since 2015–16 to fund bridge projects contributing to increasing productivity or community access across Queensland. The program is jointly funded with the Australian Government contributing 50 per cent (capped at $5 million) towards total project costs for the life of the project.

Under Round 3 of the Bridges Renewal Program in 2018–19 five Queensland Government projects, at a total project cost of $46.282 million, were successful in receiving $20.35 million of Australian Government funding:

  • Beames Brook bridge replacement – construction completed late-2018
  • Bowen Road bridge upgrade – construction due to be completed late-2019
  • Lochaber Creek bridge replacement – construction due to be completed by early 2020
  • Valentine Creek bridge replacement – construction due to start early-2019 with estimated completion by early-2020

Mobility as a Service

TMR continues to explore Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and the role it can play in shaping the future of transport. MaaS embodies a shift away from personally owned modes of transport and towards mobility solutions which are consumed as a service.

It is the combination of public transport and private mobility services accessed via an application to provide personalised journey planning, booking and payment. It enables individual mobility budgeting through single payment or subscription models, it offers choice and dynamic travel options and it provides a platform to incentivise and influence behaviour to better optimise the network.

MaaS has the potential to provide significant value to Queenslanders across the state by providing an alternative to the private use car which may be more convenient, sustainable and cost effective. MaaS applies a tailored approach specific to community needs and will operate differently in urban, regional and rural areas.

To support this exploration and determine the role of TMR in MaaS, a Program Management Office was established in July 2018. The team has collaborated with key stakeholders in industry and government, conducted customer research, actioned elements of the MaaS roadmap and commenced co-designing, prototyping and testing MaaS proofs of concept.

As the department progresses to understand the role of MaaS in the future, it will continue to provide stability and protection through regulation, ensure safety and accessibility, manage and build the network and support the delivery of transport services. However, to ensure the department is leading and driving this innovation it will also begin to:

  • co-design and create the MaaS ecosystem including designing the framework, enabling innovation and encouraging growth in the market
  • rethink mobility to ensure integration, aggregation and personalisation is a key priority
  • discover how to enable and broker services through the facilitation of partnerships
  • set and monitor performance with respect to quality, affordability, access and inclusiveness.

Priority Ports Master Planning

The department is delivering master plans to ensure the long- term growth of priority ports of Gladstone, Townsville, Hay Point/Mackay and Abbot Point.

Priority port master planning will support the sustainable development of critical economic infrastructure, the state's priority ports, in a way that will balance growth, job creation, environmental values and community interests.

Master planning processes for the priority ports will ensure:

  • the outstanding universal value of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area is an intrinsic consideration in future port development, management and governance
  • optimisation is pursued for the use of infrastructure at the long-established major ports
  • transparent decision making
  • meaningful engagement with stakeholders.

Master planning for priority ports is a port-related action of the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan and mandated under the Sustainable Ports Development Act 2015.

For more information: Reef 2050 Plan

Port of Gladstone

Master planning for the priority port of Gladstone was finalised on 12 November 2018 after research and extensive consultation with Gladstone Ports Corporation, Gladstone Regional Council, state and federal agencies and other stakeholders.

The next step will involve the preparation of a draft port overlay which clearly defines the regulatory and developmental considerations in the master planned area.

Port of Townsville

The priority Port of Townsville draft master plan and supporting documentation was released on 5 November 2018 for public consultation. The public consultation period closed on 17 December 2018.

The department will now consider submissions received during the consultation period in preparing the final master plan. It is anticipated the final master plan will be released in 2019.

For more information: Master planning for priority ports

Queensland Freight Strategy

With Queensland's freight task expected to significantly increase over the next 20 years, an integrated, resilient and safe freight system is integral to supporting Queensland's economic prosperity.

On 5 March 2019, the Queensland Freight Strategy – Advancing Freight in Queensland (QFS) was released. The QFS sets a 10-year vision for the freight system through five shared commitments to:

  • build effective partnerships
  • unlock economic opportunity
  • smarter connectivity and access
  • resilient freight system
  • safer freight movements.

The QFS will be implemented through a rolling two-year Queensland Freight Action Plan (under development) that will outline a range of actions and activities industry, the community and all levels of government will undertake. Its focus will be to ensure logistic movements throughout the agricultural, mining, industrial and retail sectors provide the best outcomes for Queenslanders and provides Queensland businesses, and their customers, greater choice with how they engage with the freight system.

For more information: Freight

Queensland's Heavy Vehicle Safety Action Plan 2019–21

The Heavy Vehicle Safety Action Plan 2019–21 (Action Plan) builds on the achievements of the previous plan delivering heavy vehicle safety interventions across the key action areas of safer roads, safer vehicles, safer speed and safer people.

The 36 evidence-based safety interventions identified in the Action Plan were developed to further improve infrastructure, encourage technology and innovation, administer safe speeds, modify driver behaviour and create heavy vehicle awareness for all road users.

Informed and supported by heavy vehicle industry and government agency partners, this plan incorporates current and emerging technologies and design thinking principles to identify a range of safety interventions which target safer roads, vehicles, speeds and people.

The Action Plan was developed in consultation with the Heavy Vehicle Safety Working Group, in partnership with the Queensland Police Service, the Queensland Trucking Association, National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and key heavy vehicle industry representatives.

For more information: Strategy and action plans

Regional air services

In 2018–19 TMR continued to provide seven regulated air routes in Queensland via service contracts. The regulated air service contracts set minimum service levels, maximum airfare prices, minimum aircraft size and on-time performance standards along regulated routes to ensure an appropriate level of service is provided to regional Queensland at an affordable price.

This year, a total of 173,133 passengers travelled on these Queensland Government regulated air services providing valuable access to our rural and remote customers.

Personalised Transport Horizon

During the year, TMR further progressed the implementation of the Queensland Government's reform program Queensland's Personalised Transport Horizon – Five Year Strategic Plan for Personalised Transport Services 2016–2021. The reforms have contributed to the delivery of a modern, safe, affordable and accountable personalised transport industry for all Queenslanders.

TMR continued to engage with industry and have commenced monitoring and evaluating the implemented reforms which aim to strengthen safety standards, provide customers with greater choice and flexibility and support innovation and customer service through a regulatory framework for the personalised transport industry.

The department has commenced work on commitments to review personalised transport fees, driver and passenger safety and driver conditions in consultation with industry and other stakeholders. Work to establish a Personalised Transport Ombudsman has been progressing through a bill which was introduced to Parliament in February 2019. We also published the driver training guideline to ensure that all drivers in the personalised transport industry have received training in disability awareness and anti-discrimination, including sexual harassment.

For more information: Queensland's Personalised Transport Horizon

Passenger Transport Infrastructure Investment Program

This year, the Passenger Transport Infrastructure Investment Program delivered over $44 million of investment across Queensland to enable a more accessible, efficient and integrated network that offers better value to customers and makes passenger transport an attractive option for everyone.

Key initiatives included:

  • delivery of the second and final stage of an upgrade to the Helensvale bus station following the Commonwealth Games
  • opening of the multi-storey park 'n' ride at Mains Road, Nathan
  • construction of Stage 2 of the Murarrie park 'n' ride upgrade
  • commencing construction for a new bus station at Victoria Point Central improving access to Queen Street Bus Station through an additional elevator
  • opening of the new Townsville City bus hub
  • installation of over 100 new braille identifiers at bus stops in Brisbane to assist customers locate the right bus stop and access relevant real-time information on smart phones
  • rolling out funding grants to local governments to deliver new bus stop shelters across Queensland
  • provision of over $5 million to assist local governments across Queensland to upgrade their bus stops to meet accessibility standards.

Case study

Customer Satisfaction levels running high on the Gold Coast

In its first year of passenger services, Stage 2 of the Gold Coast Light Rail (GCLR) has helped the system deliver record-setting performance.

More than 10.5 million passenger trips were completed in the first year of paid operations, with trams carrying an additional 1.1 million passengers during the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Customer satisfaction levels remain high following the significant increase in patronage with a December 2018 customer satisfaction survey finding GCLR customers rated the system 9 out of 10 for reliability, safety, cleanliness and ease of use.

Stage 2 of GCLR also delivered improvements in connectivity with the heavy rail network, with Helensvale station achieving a 55 per cent increase in passenger boarding in the first year of light rail operations.

As at the end of financial year 2018–19, public transport patronage on the Gold Coast has increased by 50.1 per cent since the introduction of light rail services in 2014. Specifically, over 42.1 million passenger trips have been conducted on tram services.

A detailed business case for the Stage 3A extension of the light rail from Broadbeach South station to Burleigh Heads was also completed in late 2018. With a project cost estimated at $709 million, the next stage of the high-capacity light rail will offer locals and visitors an attractive alternative to car travel that supports and encourages the continued migration to public transport. A southern extension to the light rail will allow the Gold Coast to accommodate its growing population and preserve the attractiveness and liveability of the southern Gold Coast. During community consultation undertaken as part of the business case development, market research found 86 per cent of Gold Coast residents supported the proposed light rail extension.

Staff member helping couple read a map of the tram network

A customer service officer conducting customer assistance duties on the tram network (Photo credit: Keolis Downer).

For more information: Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3A

Park 'n' ride program overview

Park 'n' ride is an important part of the South East Queensland transport network. TMR prioritises investment in park 'n' ride where it will create the largest positive impact. The department continues to deliver significant commitments to increase park 'n' ride across the network to enable more people to connect with public transport to access jobs, education and other important services in their communities. Park 'n' ride, delivered in the right locations, also helps to manage congestion on the road network in the growing South East region.

In 2017, the Queensland Government committed $114 million to increase park 'n' ride capacity at nine locations in South East Queensland, adding over 2300 spaces to more than 30,000 existing spaces across the network. These nine sites for investment were as follows: Eight Mile Plains bus station, Greenbank bus facility, and Lawnton, Geebung, Virginia, Springfield Central, Lindum, Darra and Salisbury train stations.

Progress on these projects in 2018–19 included:

  • starting the construction on the Eight Mile Plains park 'n' ride expansion in April 2019, due to be completed in late-2019
  • commencing the design phase to increase capacity and Virginia, Geebung and Lawnton park 'n' rides, and for a multi-storey parking facility at Springfield Central station
  • acquiring land and progressing planning for sites at Greenbank, Lindum, Darra and Salisbury.

This major investment package by the government builds upon a program of other significant departmental park 'n' ride projects already delivered or underway across South East Queensland, including:

  • opening of a new multi-storey park 'n' ride at Mains Road, Nathan in November 2018, delivered in conjunction with the new Queensland State Netball Centre, with over 680 park 'n' ride spaces now provided for customers at the precinct
  • opening of 132 new park 'n' ride spaces as the final stage of the Murarrie park 'n' ride upgrade, which was completed in June 2019
  • progressing design for expanding park 'n' ride at Cannon Hill, Ebbow Vale and Ormeau train stations, all scheduled to start construction during the 2019–20 financial year
  • completing planning to increase park 'n' ride capacity at Varsity Lakes station, with design committed to progress in 2019–20.
Cars in car park

Mains Road park 'n' ride at Nathan: new multi-storey car park opened in November 2018.

For more information: Parking

Fare Evasion Project

Fare evasion across the South East Queensland public transport network costs Queenslanders approximately $25 million per year. In April 2019, a Youth Fare Evasion Roundtable was held at Parliament House to address a growing trend of deliberate fare evasion by young people. Attended by representatives from the education, police, academic, transport and justice sectors as well as the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, the roundtable considered potential solutions for investigation in three key focus areas: prevention and education; detection and enforcement; and penalties and deterrents.

A list of priority actions suggested by representatives during the roundtable will be reviewed by the Queensland Government while, in June 2019, Youth Advisory Co-Lab Workshop with teenage public transport users gained further insight into the issue.

To further support efforts to tackle the issue of fare evasion, the recruitment of 16 additional Senior Network Officers commenced in April 2019. Senior Network Officers play a critical front-line role undertaking ticketing compliance activities, providing customer service and working to support passenger safety on bus, ferry, tram and rail services across the network. This new cohort of officers will bring the total number of Senior Network Officers to 71.

Marine Infrastructure Investment Program

The Marine Infrastructure Investment Program (MIIP) provides safe, reliable and efficient recreational boating infrastructure that optimises access to the water, and on the water, for both trailer boats and deep-draught vessels (such as yachts and launches). MIIP capital projects are funded through the MIF.

The MIIP provides:

  • public recreational boating facilities for launching and retrieving recreational trailer boats
  • maintaining depths in channels to ensure access to high-use recreational boating facilities
  • new and upgraded pontoons and floating walkways at or near boat ramps
  • pontoon and jetties for deeper-draught vessels for pick-up and set-down of passengers and supplies.

TMR owns and maintains the public boating infrastructure (boat ramps, floating walkways, pontoons, jetties and breakwaters) in all 10 harbours and is responsible for maintaining the entrance and internal public navigation channels to those facilities.

The MIIP funds regular structural maintenance of TMR’s boating assets, determined by regular condition inspections. Councils assist TMR to identify these structural maintenance needs.

With the continuing growth in recreational boating, the demand for dredging is always high. New dredging projects are identified through proposals received from councils and port authorities, information provided by boating organisations and boat users, and monitoring channel depths. Lessees of seabed within the harbour precinct (such as marinas, commercial operators and boat clubs) are responsible for maintenance dredging within their leased areas.

The department owns 422 recreational boating assets across Queensland
Data source: Recreational ship census March 2019.

The MIIP also has a grant funding program of approximately $1 million per year. In 2018–19, grants to local managing authorities included funding for a breakwater extension at William Street, Cleveland, an access road, car-trailer park, fencing and road closure at Thompson Point on the Fitzroy River and a new pontoon at March Street, Maryborough.

Marine Infrastructure Fund

The Queensland Government has committed to a $30 million two-year extension of the Marine Infrastructure Fund (MIF), running from July 2018 to June 2020 to provide new and upgraded recreational boating facilities.

TMR works in partnership with local government and port and water authorities to provide new and improved recreational boating facilities throughout Queensland. TMR builds the in-water components and councils, port and water authorities build the land-side components (car-trailer parking and associated land-side facilities) and manages the whole facility when complete.

Marine capital projects are funded through the MIF, which is the capital component of the MIIP.

To view some of the projects underway or completed in your region as part of the program, refer to the regional maps.

One in 19 Queenslanders are recreational boating enthusiasts.
Data source: Recreational ship census March 2019.

For more information: Recreational boating facilities