RACQ invests significant resources each year in lobbying on behalf of Queensland motorists on Transport related issues.
By gathering data, performing surveys and supplying submissions to government, RACQ can assist in shaping the transport strategies that impact motorists on a daily basis.
This can lead to better transport funding and improved motoring conditions for Queensland.
RACQ’s transport funding priorities
RACQ’s top ten transport funding priorities as outlined in the ‘RACQ Motoring Matters’ document (PDF, 1.1MB)
2. Upgrade National Highways to improve flood immunity and achieve a minimum AusRAP four-star standard by 2020. A ll other statecontrolled highways with a high crash risk should be upgraded to a minimum of three stars by 2020.
3. Provide more timely and useful road crash statistics by upgrading Department of Transport and Main Road’s database and using a ‘willingness to pay’ valuation model.
4. Freeze Queensland vehicle registration charges (already the highest in Australia), until 2015 and introduce monthly or quarterly payment options.
5. Increase fuel price transparency and standardise price information displayed on road-side fuel price boards.
7. Establish a fully integrated traffic and incident management system, including real-time traffic information, to improve efficiency and reduce congestion.
8. Take ownership of the Clem7 toll tunnel to enable future policy and pricing flexibility that makes better use of this asset for Brisbane.
9. Remove stamp duty on vehicles rated fivestar for safety and emissions, to encourage the purchase of safe, low-emission new cars.
10. Fund a $20 million, three-year education program to encourage safe, fuel-efficient and courteous driving.
Infrastructure funding was a hot topic In the September 2013 Federal Election. RACQ successfully campaigned for road projects in Queensland and now we will hold the Coalition Government accountable for delivering them
Updated 30/09/2013 Download PDF (279.0 KB)
Our submission emphasises that increased funding for road and rail infrastructure, and a greater commitment to safety, is vital to improving the efficiency of freight transport and reducing heavy vehicle crashes
Updated 16/08/2013 Download PDF (291.6 KB)
RACQ wants local governments to commit to better, safer roads; and improved parking, public transport, pedestrian and cycling facilities. We therefore ask councils to support the transport policies and road priorities outlined in this document.
Updated 04/10/2012 Download PDF (119.4 KB)
The Motoring Matters document outlines key issues for Queensland motorists and RACQ’s project priorities for any sitting or potential government. It focuses on realistic, achievable policies for safe, affordable and sustainable mobility.
Updated 04/10/2012 Download PDF (1.1 MB)
The RACQ Submission to the National Land Freight Strategy 2011 provides comments on practical and policy issues associated with the road freight transport network. It focuses on Queensland, where a major freight productivity issue is keeping roads and rail above water.
Updated 02/05/2011 Download PDF (260.2 KB)
The RACQ supports the need for the Cross River Rail project to expand rail capacity through inner Brisbane and provide more people with the opportunity to reduce congestion by using public transport. This project should be designed so that the line can continue north under Kelvin Grove to link with a combined road and rail line in the preserved transport corridor along Trouts Rd from Stafford Rd to Bald Hills.
Updated 04/10/2012 Download PDF (613.9 KB)
The aim of the Transport Costs Survey was to explore member attitudes on a range of motoring cost and infrastructure funding issues. The member responses inform RACQ's position on road pricing and provide direction for policy research.
Updated 30/11/2009 Download PDF (535.6 KB)
This submission to the Western Brisbane Transport Network Investigation (WBTNI) details the RACQ’s preferred strategic solution (WBTNI Options 3, 6 and 15 – the North West Motorway). The RACQ believes the combination of these options offers a major strategic solution that establishes a well-functioning road hierarchy for the Brisbane region. The submission also provides brief comments on each of the WBTNI transport network improvement options, including how they are impacted by progression of the North West Motorway.
Updated 04/10/2012 Download PDF (117.5 KB)
This submission supports many elements of the draft Brisbane City Council Transport Plan for Brisbane 2006 – 2026 and adds value where points of disagreement arise or further detail is required.
Updated 18/04/2008 Download PDF (56.0 KB)