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 an alternative route to the Bruce Highway. It will help alleviate congestion and accommodate 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 corridor is progressing in stages and will help to identify land that needs to be protected for the future motorway.

Stage 1 of the project looked at 3 potential options between Moodlu and Moorina, west of Caboolture. Following technical investigations and feedback from the community, the preferred alignment (the central option) was confirmed in late 2021. In June 2022, the corridor for Stage 1 was finalised with this section of the corridor through Caboolture West now protected from future development.

The current priority is Stage 2, south of Caboolture West, between Moorina and Narangba.

TMR has been accepting early feedback on Stage 2 since November 2021 and is now inviting feedback on alignment options through this section. Community feedback will play a key role in identifying the preferred option.

This round of community consultation will be open until 2 September 2022.

Planning for future stages, Stage 3 from Narangba to Kallangur, and Stage 4 from Beerburrum to Moodlu, will be progressed when Stage 2 has been finalised.

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.

Alignment options for Stage 2

Preliminary technical investigations have identified a number of alignment options for Stage 2 of the BHWA corridor.

Due to the length of the corridor, which is around 15 kilometres long, the study area has been divided into 2 sections: a northern section and a southern section. Two viable options are proposed in each section, with a total of 2 alignments for the corridor.

Comment on the Stage 2 map and complete the survey to provide your feedback on the options for Stage 2.

Download the project newsletter for more information on the options.

Consultation will be ongoing as planning for future stages of the project is progressed.

Project stages

  • Planning stages map

    This map shows the full study area from Beerburrum to north Brisbane.

    View the planning stages on an indicative map 
  • Stage 1

    Stage 1 is between Moodlu and Moorina, and is around 8.3 kilometres in length.

    View the map for the central option, which has been identified as the preferred alignment for Stage 1. Feedback closed on 10 December 2021.

    Comments on Stage 1 have now closed 
  • Stage 2

    Stage 2 is south of Caboolture West, from Moorina to Narangba, and is around 15 kilometres in length.

    Community consultation for Stage 2 is now open. Complete the survey to provide your feedback on the proposed options for this section of the corridor.

    Read more and comment on the Stage 2 map 
  • Stage 3

    Stage 3 is from Narangba to Kallangur.

    Planning and consultation for this stage has not commenced, however you can provide preliminary feedback on an indicative map now.

    Read more and comment on the Stage 3 map  
  • Stage 4

    Stage 4 is from Beerburrum to Moodlu.

    Planning and consultation for this stage has not commenced, however you can provide preliminary feedback on an indicative map now.

    Read more and comment on the Stage 4 map 
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The Australian Government and the Queensland governments have jointly-funded the
North Brisbane – Bruce Highway Western Alternative project