Posted September 08, 2018 04:01:49 The Queensland Government’s announcement of a new $300 million transport strategy is the latest attempt to create a national infrastructure plan for the state.
The State Government is aiming to deliver a new national transport strategy by July 2019.
Queensland has been a leader in the field of infrastructure since the 1980s when the Queensland Infrastructure Commission established the Transport Planning Taskforce.
Its vision of a modern transport system is based on the ideas of John Daley, the father of the modern infrastructure plan, John Curtin and John Stewart.
The Queensland government has been working on a national plan for 20 years but has yet to finalise a plan for Queensland’s regional transport network.
The plan will focus on regional transport from Brisbane to Gold Coast, from Cairns to Townsville, and from Townsville to Cairn.
The new transport strategy will deliver a long-term vision for Queensland, while also offering a long term strategy for the future of the state’s transportation infrastructure.
It will include a new regional and metropolitan transport strategy, and a new Regional Transport Strategy.
It is expected that the transport strategy would be presented to the Queensland Parliament by December 2019.
“We’re working on an ambitious national transport agenda, but we’re also working to create more jobs and improve the lives of our people by reducing congestion,” Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said in a statement.
A regional transport strategy The Queensland transport strategy proposes a new transport infrastructure strategy. “
These will be crucial to our future prosperity and prosperity for the people of Queensland and the nation.”
A regional transport strategy The Queensland transport strategy proposes a new transport infrastructure strategy.
It aims to achieve the following objectives: improve road safety and reliability through better road safety systems and better use of existing infrastructure.
Reduce congestion, reduce pollution, improve mobility and reduce air pollution.
Improve air quality by reducing greenhouse gases and particulate matter.
Reduce greenhouse gases by 20 per cent in the 20 years between 2030 and 2050.
Reduce CO2 emissions by 20 to 30 per cent by 2050 and by 40 per cent for the next 20 years.
Reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides by 50 per cent.
Reduce ozone pollution by 50 to 70 per cent over the 20 to 40 years.
“Queensland is a leading state in the world for congestion and congestion related health issues and this is why we are investing heavily in improving the safety and health of our roads and roads infrastructure,” Queensland Transport Minister Rob Stokes said in the statement.
Roads will be redesigned and modernised to be safer and more reliable.
The regional transport plan will also look at how the state can build on its existing infrastructure and the state Government is already working to improve the infrastructure.
“A national plan is a good start but it needs to be based on a long‑term strategy,” Ms Palaswokes said.
The Minister for Roads and Maritime Infrastructure Rob Stakes said he was confident the regional plan would deliver the right level of investment.
“The new regional transport planning will provide a long‐term vision, and I will work with all of the major stakeholders to deliver that plan,” Mr Stokes added.
Roads are under pressure from a growing number of drivers who are increasingly looking for alternatives to driving and are reluctant to get behind a car.
Queensland’s roads are in urgent need of repairs and improvements.
A new report commissioned by the Government says there are about 12,000 fewer people driving on the roads in the state every day.
Roads Minister Rob Scontest said the Government was focused on improving the state infrastructure and was already working on improving its roads.
“As we build our transport network and transport planning strategy, we will invest in our roads to ensure we are delivering the most sustainable and best value for money,” Mr Scontests said.
“Roads will be designed to minimise traffic and pollution and to improve safety and the quality of life for everyone.
We will also ensure that the roads are fit for purpose and able to handle the needs of our population.”
“We want to improve roads for all Queenslanders and create more affordable and safe travel options for our people,” Mr Sosniak said.
Roads Queensland is a Government funded entity with the responsibility for the design and construction of state roads.
It has been running Roads Queensland since 1997.
Queensland Premier Rob Stases has previously said he wanted to build a “world class” infrastructure plan to build on the success of the State Infrastructure Plan.
“If we can deliver this, then we have a lot of other opportunities that we have to do with the state of Queensland that I don’t think will be missed,” Mr Llewellyn said.
He said he had been “working hard” to prepare the transport plan.
Queensland Infrastructure Minister Rob Sosnik said it was vital to have a national strategy to ensure the state met its financial obligations to the Federal Government and other governments.
He has also said he will make an announcement on his national infrastructure