RACQ fact sheets, position statements and advocacy documents relating to traffic and roads.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure publications including the RACQ Submission to Infrastructure Australia and the RACQ Position on Road Infrastructure Funding and Traffic Congestion Management.

RACQ Submission to Infrastructure Australia

This submission provides comments on policy issues associated with the funding of roads and details the five priority projects that RACQ believes should be implemented by Infrastructure Australia.

Updated 30/10/2008 Download (PDF 204.1 KB)

Additional Documentation
RACQ Position on Road Infrastructure Funding and Traffic Congestion Management
At its meeting of 7 March 2006, the RACQ Board reviewed and affirmed the Club's policy position on the provision of road infrastructure and the management of traffic congestion in urban areas. This document outlines that position as well as summarising key points of recent member research on the issue. 

Updated 29/03/2006 Download (PDF 42.7 KB)

Congestion and tolls

RACQ publications on congestion and tolls including the Road Congestion in South-East Queensland Fact Sheet. 

RACQ submission to the 2018 Queensland toll road inquiry 

The RACQ submission to the parliamentary inquiry into the operations of toll roads in Queensland provides recommendations to enhance the operation of toll roads and improve outcomes for motorists.

2018 Toll Road charges

This fact sheet outlines the tolls to be charges on Queensland toll roads - effective from 1 July 2018.

Updated 27/07/18 Download (PDF 418KB)

2017 Toll Road charges

This fact sheet outlines the tolls to be charged on Queensland toll roads - effective from 1 July 2017. 

Updated 06/07/2017  Download (PDF 2MB)

RACQ 2015 Review of Toll Road Signage in South East Queensland

RACQ's submission to the Queensland Government Budget Process asks that the 2015-2016 State Budget recognise the need for State Government to invest strongly in transport infrastructure and allocate funding to key projects in order to improve safety, reduce congestion, enhance mobility and produce economic benefits.

Updated 29/04/2015 Download (PDF 3MB)

RACQ 2012 Review of Toll Road Signage in South East Queensland

The primary objective of this review of South East Queensland (SEQ) toll roads was to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of toll road price, payment and contact information signage from a motorist's perspective. 

Updated 02/11/2012 Download (PDF 1.8 MB)

Toll Roads in South East Queensland

This Fact Sheet provides information on toll roads in South East Queensland.

Updated 27/08/2018 Download (PDF 418 KB)

Road Congestion in South-East Queensland Fact Sheet

Congestion in Brisbane is estimated to cost $1.59 billion annually. Over the next decade, this cost is likely to escalate and Brisbane is expected to have the highest congestion growth rate of any Australian capital city. This fact sheet examines congestion and associated costs in south-east Queensland, and evaluates strategies to address the problem. 

Updated 04/10/2012 Download (PDF 304.6 KB)

User perspectives and community attitudes to toll road development in Queensland

This paper was delivered by RACQ President Julie-Anne Schafer at the 4th Annual National Toll Roads Summit - Learning from the past and looking to the future in Brisbane on 22 February 2007. It presents the motorists' perspective on toll roads on behalf of the RACQ and its members.

Updated 22/02/2007 Download (PDF 38.7 KB)

Strategies for efficient congestion relief in Brisbane

This paper was delivered at the Australian Institute of Transport Planning and Management (Queensland) seminar in Brisbane on 9 November 2006. It expands on the concept of congestion pricing, which should only be applied once a comprehensive public transport, by-pass and ring-roads system and public transport upgrades have been implemented. It also comments on the effectiveness of other anti-congestion strategies including public transport subsidies, increased residential and commercial densities, toll-roads, parking measures and developer contributions.

This paper updates previous papers delivered at the Economics Society of Australia (Queensland) seminar and at the Property Council of Australia (Queensland) Traffic Saturation and Solutions seminar in Brisbane on 17 August and 27 September 2006 respectively. 

Updated 04/10/2012 Download (PDF 502.1 KB)

Road projects

RACQ publications relating to various Queensland road projects.

RACQ's Comments on the Kenmore Bypass Study

The RACQ supports in principle the proposal of a dedicated Kenmore Bypass using the preserved transport corridor from Moggill Road to the Centenary Motorway, subject to its satisfying a comprehensive analysis of traffic and transport needs for the area. 

Updated 16/06/2008 Download (PDF 57.9 KB)

RACQ's Comments on the MacGregor/Jubilee Terrace Planning Study

The RACQ believes the mid-block section of MacGregor Terrace will ultimately require a four lane capacity due to servicing both north/south and east/west traffic movements. 

Updated 30/06/2008 Download (PDF 58.7 KB)

RACQ's Comments on the Miles Platting, Padstow and Logan Road Intersection and Padstow and Warrigal Road Intersection Planning (MPPL) Study

While acknowledging that the current round of comments is primarily for information gathering, the RACQ proposes a number of upgrade opportunities for both these intersections. 

Updated 31/07/2008 Download (PDF 85.6 KB)

RACQ's Comments on the Gap Creek Road Upgrade Feasibility Study

The RACQ believes that Gap Creek Road serves as an important north-south connection between local suburbs at each end. This upgrade will significantly improve safety and reduce ongoing maintenance costs of Gap Creek Road and therefore should proceed without delay. 

Updated 15/01/2007 Download (PDF 60.9 KB)

Ipswich Motorway

The Ipswich Motorway is one of Queensland’s most congested roads, with stop-start conditions during morning and afternoon peak periods. It also has one of the highest vehicle accident rates in Queensland. Yet, the upgrading of this hopelessly inadequate and dangerous road has been subjected to extraordinary delays because of political bickering and dithering.

This document summarises the history of recent proposals to upgrade the Ipswich Motorway, analyses Commonwealth and State Government policies regarding the road, and outlines RACQ’s position. 

Updated 09/03/2005 Download (PDF 92.8 KB)

Budget and economy

RACQ publications relating to the economy including reviews of the Queensland state budget.

RACQ State Budget Comment 2018-19

This document outlines the key items in the Queensland 2018-19 Budget affecting motorists and transport users.

Updated 27/7/18 Download (PDF (530KB)

RACQ 2018-19 Federal Government Budget

This review of the Australian Government’s 2018-19 Budget considers issues relevant to Queensland motorists and transport users.

Updated 29/05/2018 Download (PDF 446KB)

QLD State Pre-Budget Submission to Queensland Treasury 2018-19

RACQ's submission to the Queensland Government Budget Process asks that the 2018-2019 State Budget recognise the need for State Government to invest strongly in transport infrastructure and allocate funding to key projects in order to improve safety, reduce congestion, enhance mobility and produce economic benefits.

Updated 26/03/2018 Download (PDF 443KB)

QLD State Pre-Budget Submission to Queensland Treasury 2017-18

RACQ's submission to the Queensland Government Budget Process asks that the 2017-2018 State Budget recognise the need for State Government to increase Queensland road and transport investment, allocate funding to progress key transport projects, publish full transport infrastructure business cases, restore National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council funding and freeze vehicle registration charges.

 

Updated 20/06/2017 Download (PDF 346KB)

QLD State Pre-Budget Submission to Queensland Treasury 2016-17

RACQ's submission to the Queensland Government Budget Process asks that the 2016-2017 State Budget recognise the need for State Government to allocate funding to key transport projects, improve fuel price transparency, regulate ridesharing and freeze vehicle registration charges.

Updated 22/06/2016 Download (PDF 106KB)

RACQ State Budget Comment 2017-18

This document outlines the key items in the Queensland 2017-18 Budget affecting motorists and transport users.

Updated 22/06/2017 Download  (PDF 346KB)

RACQ State Budget Comment 2016-17

This document outlines the key items in the Queensland’s 2016-17 Budget affecting motorists and transport users.

Updated 22/06/2016 Download (PDF 150KB)

QLD State Budget Comment 2015-2016

This document outlines the key items in the Queensland's 2015-16 Budget affecting motorists and transport users. 

Updated 17/07/2015 Download (PDF 388 KB)

QLD State Pre-Budget Submission to Queensland Treasury 2015-16

RACQ's submission to the Queensland Government Budget Process asks that the 2015-2016 State Budget recognise the need for State Government to invest strongly in transport infrastructure and allocate funding to key projects in order to improve safety, reduce congestion, enhance mobility and produce economic benefits.

Updated 29/04/2015 Download (PDF 243 KB)

QLD State Budget Comment 2014-2015
The 2014-15 State Budget was good for motorists. Allocations for road and transport infrastructure remained high and the Government maintained its commitment not to increase vehicle registration. 

Updated 11/07/2014 Download (PDF 302.5 KB)

QLD State Budget Comment 2013-2014
The 2013-14 State Budget had some good news for motorists, including a boost in road safety funding and no increase in vehicle registration fees. Overall funding for transport and roads was maintained. Souring the good news was a 4% increase on car insurance duty. This will make comprehensive car insurance more expensive. 

Updated 24/06/2013 Download (PDF 303.0 KB)

RACQ 2012-2013 Queensland State Budget Comment
Motorists have fared relatively well in what was generally considered to be a tough State budget. 

Updated 04/10/2012 Download (PDF 318.4 KB)

RACQ Submission to the Queensland Government Budget Process 2012-2013
RACQ's submission to the Queensland Government Budget Process asks that the 2012-2013 State Budget recognise the need for State Government investment on transport infrastructure to at least be maintained at 2011-2012 rates, in real terms, in order to: save Queensland lives, drive productivity and grow the economy and, address congestion in South East Queensland. 

Updated 04/10/2012 Download (PDF 49.2 KB)

RACQ 2011-2012 Federal Government Budget Review
This review of the Australian Government’s 2011-12 Budget considers issues relevant to Queensland motorists. 

Updated 04/10/2012 Download (PDF 331.9 KB)

RACQ 2011-2012 Queensland State Budget Comment
The 2011 State Budget will result in Queensland motorists paying more for vehicle registration, licence and traffic fees, and getting less than previous years in State capital investment for roads. 

Updated 04/10/2012 Download (PDF 328.8 KB)

RACQ Submission to the Queensland Government Budget Process 2011-2012
The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) represents 1.2 million motoring members and seeks to maintain the viability of motor vehicle transport on their behalf. The Club recognises that mobility is not free, and certain taxes and charges are necessary to provide and regulate roads and transport infrastructure. This aligns with RACQ‟s Advocacy Charter, which seeks to ensure fair and justifiable costs of road use. 

Updated 04/10/2012 Download (PDF 277.8 KB)

QLD State Budget Comment 2010-2011
The State Budget this year provided only limited relief for motorists, largely through a proposal to legislate changes in CTP insurance aimed at reducing premiums by an estimated $24. As a result of further changes, motorists will be paying higher fees for vehicle registration and drivers licences, whilst spending on roads fell, down by $224 million this year. The attached budget review discusses these and other key budget outcomes for 2010-11. 

Updated 04/10/2012 Download (PDF 178.2 KB)

RACQ Position Paper - Sale of Queensland Motorways Ltd
This paper outlines the RACQ's position on the proposed sale of Queensland Motorways Ltd. 

Updated 04/10/2012 Download (PDF 372.6 KB)

The Privatisation of Queensland Motorways - An Economic Briefing Paper Prepared for the RACQ by Prof Ross Guest
This paper evaluates the proposed long term lease to the private sector of the tolling rights on Queensland Motorways (QM) from an economic welfare perspective. 

Updated 04/10/2012 Download (PDF 233.8 KB)

RACQ Review of 09-10 Queensland State Budget
The 2009-10 state budget left most Queensland motorists more than $220 a year worse off. Vehicle registration costs rose by 17% to 22%, and petrol increased by 9 cents a litre after the government removed the Queensland fuel subsidy. For more information on this, and a general overview of state government road funding, read this paper. 

Updated 04/10/2012 Download (PDF 189.9 KB)

The Economics, Ideology and Politics of Anti-Congestion Policy for Brisbane
Delivered at Roads 2005 Conference, Brisbane, 30 August 2005.
RACQ argues that decisive action is required to tackle Brisbane's serious and worsening traffic congestion. This paper provides a critique of the anti-congestion strategies of the Commonwealth and State Governments and Brisbane City Council, and proposes an effective package of anti-congestion measures. 

Updated 04/10/2012 Download (PDF 312.8 KB)

RACQ review of 08-09 Qld State Budget
The State Budget for 2008-09 continues the Fuel Subsidy Scheme and provides a 6 percent increase in capital road expenditure to a record $3.2 billion. For more details of what the budget means for Queensland motorists, read this paper. 

Updated 06/06/2008 Download (PDF 59.0 KB)

QLD State Pre-Budget Submission to Queensland Treasury 2017-18
RACQ's submission to the Queensland Government Budget Process asks that the 2017-2018 State Budget recognise the need for State Government to increase Queensland road and transport investment, allocate funding to progress key transport projects, publish full transport infrastructure business cases, restore National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council funding and freeze vehicle registration charges.
 

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