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About the department


Our Role

Formed in March 2009 when the former Queensland Transport and Department of Main Roads merged, the Department of Transport and Main Roads moves and connects people, places, goods and services safely, efficiently and effectively across Queensland.

We plan, manage and deliver Queensland's integrated transport environment to achieve sustainable transport solutions for road, rail, air and sea.

In 2016–17, the department administered an operating budget of $6.021 billion, a capital budget of $3.133 billion and managed assets worth $57.458 billion.

This funding enables us to deliver public transport and transport infrastructure to connect Queensland and to ensure the infrastructure we build and maintain is efficient, reliable and safe.

The department operates under the Administrative Arrangements Order (No.2) 2017 and The Public Service Departmental Arrangements Notice (No.1) 2015. It discharges its statutory obligations under 23 acts listed in Appendix 1. Progress in achieving these obligations is outlined throughout the Our performance section.

Our purpose

We bring Queensland closer together.

Our vision

Creating a single integrated transport network accessible to everyone.

Transport and Main Roads strategic plan representated as a diagram

Our priorities

  • Our customers

    Create a customer-centric culture that meets our customers' needs first time every time.

  • Innovation

    Lead emerging technologies so our transport network meets the needs of customers now and into the future.

  • Liveable regions and active cities

    Deliver a single, integrated transport network that promotes prosperity in our cities and regions

  • Regulation

    Build with our customers a regulatory framework that is fair and reasonable.

  • Sustainable funding

    Ensure our funding model is equitable, serves our customers' needs and is responsive to our future network.

  • Contemporary workforce

    Skill our people to provide excellent customer service and deliver the transport network of the future.

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