Planning stages map
This indicative map shows the study area from Beerburrum to north Brisbane.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is planning for a new transport corridor in the north Brisbane and Moreton Bay regions between Beerburrum and north Brisbane.
With more people expected to be calling the region home, a proactive approach is required to support this growth and prepare for future transport needs.
The future Bruce Highway Western Alternative (BHWA) will provide a new alternative route to the Bruce Highway. It will help alleviate congestion and support future growth in the area. Planning is a key initiative of the Australian and Queensland governments' jointly-funded North Brisbane Bruce Highway Western Alternative project.
Planning and community consultation for the approximately 50-kilometre-long corridor is progressing in four stages and will identify land that needs to be protected for the future motorway.
In June 2022, the Stage 1 corridor through Caboolture West was protected for a future State-controlled road.
Early planning for Stage 2, from Moorina to Narangba is complete and the preferred alignment and corridor requirements have been identified. Community feedback helped inform the preferred alignment for Stage 2 alongside a broad range of technical investigations.
TMR will now complete a review of feedback received between 22 November 2022 and 12 February 2023 on the Stage 2 preferred alignment, before progressing protection activities for the Stage 2 corridor for a future State-controlled road. This is expected to be finalised by mid-2023.
Early planning for Stage 3, from Narangba to Bald Hills, commenced early 2023, and Stage 4 planning from Beerburrum to Moodlu will follow.
Timeframes for more detailed planning, design and construction of the BHWA project are unknown at this time and will depend on government priorities and future funding commitments.
TMR acknowledges the sensitive nature of planning for a new future road corridor and understands the community is highly invested in the outcomes of the planning.
Learn more about each project stage below.
This indicative map shows the study area from Beerburrum to north Brisbane.
Stage 1 Moodlu to Moorina is around 7.3 kilometres in length.
The alignment for Stage 1 was finalised in June 2022. The corridor through Caboolture West is protected for a future State-controlled road.
Stage 2 Moorina to Narangba is around 16 kilometres in length.
Consultation on the preferred alignment closed on 12 February 2023.
TMR will now complete a review of feedback received before progressing protection activities for the Stage 2 corridor for a future State-controlled road. This is expected to be finalised by mid-2023.
Stage 3 Narangba to Bald Hills.
Planning for this stage commenced early 2023.
Stage 4 Beerburrum to Moodlu.
Planning for this stage will follow the commencement of Stage 3 planning.
For more project information on what's happening in your region visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Projects
Other Queensland Government consultations can also be found at www.getinvolved.qld.gov.au
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