Queensland Matters

RACQ is urging our state and federal governments to green-light vital road and transport projects throughout Queensland. 

Queensland Matters outlines RACQ’s priorities including a range of key infrastructure projects and policies aimed at saving lives, boosting sustainability, increasing roads and natural disaster resilience and affordability, and ensuring smart infrastructure spending. 

Since the last federal election, more than 740 people have been killed on Queensland roads and thousands more have been injured. 

Our number one priority is to reduce this number by advocating for the federal government to commit to reinvesting 100% of fuel excise back into road upgrades and transport infrastructure. 

RACQ’s priorities for Queensland include: 

  • $10.3 billion for road, motorway and inland highway upgrades. 
  • $900 million to expand the national EV fast-charging network.
  • $810 million for rail infrastructure and railway level crossing upgrades.
  • $400 million for cycling and active transport including Brisbane ‘green’ bridges. 

RACQ is also calling for: 

  • A commitment to deliver on the Productivity Commission’s landmark Natural Disaster Funding Arrangements inquiry of 2015 which called for a five-fold increase in disaster mitigation funding.
  • Immediate funding for risk-reducing projects that are ‘shovel ready, for instance the Bundaberg flood levy.
  • Development of a national building register to capture and codify standards for resilience and mitigation measures built into new and retrofitted properties.
  • Creation of a nation-wide land use planning standard for flood-affected land and properties. 

See our priority projects

About our advocacy

RACQ is proud to be the independent advocate for 1.7 million Queenslanders on the roads, in the home and within our communities. 

This means we will: 

  • Understand our current and future members' needs and priorities through regular engagements and credible research.
  • Advocate on behalf of our membership to all levels of government, using our independence and strong voice on their behalf.
  • Communicate our policies and other significant advocacy initiatives to our members and other stakeholders

To learn more about our advocacy priorities, read the RACQ Advocacy Charter.

 

We advocate for better transport

RACQ works hard to influence government and decision makers to secure better transport outcomes for Queenslanders.

In accordance with RACQ's Advocacy Charter, we aim to ensure Queenslanders have safe, affordable and sustainable mobility across a range of motoring and transport interests including:

  • Fuel and energy
  • Road safety
  • Traffic, road, public, and active transport infrastructure
  • Transport funding
  • Emerging and future mobility

Our advocacy priorities and policies

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Fuel and driving costs
Factsheets and reports on fuel, parking, registration, tolls and more.
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Transport for a better Queensland
Explore Queensland's transport network and RACQ's priority projects.
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Roads and infrastructure
Lobbying for safe and efficient transport.
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Reports and research
Library of past reports and submissions on transport issues.
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Member and community surveys
Your voice on transport issues.
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Future mobility
Queensland and the future of transport.

See the difference your membership makes

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RACQ Foundation

$10.9 million

distributed to clubs and community groups since 2011.

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RACQ Air Rescue Network

494 air rescues

throughout Queensland in 2021.^

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Grassroots sponsorships

$24,000 donated

through our Local Giving program.

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Education

68,238 students

educated on road safety and financial wellbeing in 2021.^

Things to note

^Figures shown on this page are continuously updated with a summary of FY22 figures to be released in the FY21-22 Annual Review.

The information in this article has been prepared for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal advice or specific advice to any particular person. Any advice contained in the document is general advice, not intended as legal advice or professional advice and does not take into account any person’s particular circumstances. Before acting on anything based on this advice you should consider its appropriateness to you, having regard to your objectives and needs.