Queensland Matters this federal election

RACQ has unveiled its federal election wish list, urging all political parties and candidates to green-light vital road and transport projects throughout the state.

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, as well as 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 this federal election is to reduce this number by advocating for the next federal government to commit to reinvesting 100% of fuel excise back into road upgrades and transport infrastructure.

RACQ’s priorities for Queensland this federal election 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.

Read more about RACQ’s priority projects

About RACQ’s advocacy

The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) is proud to be Queensland’s advocate for safe, affordable, and sustainable mobility. As Queensland’s largest club, with more than 1.7 million members, 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

RACQ’s advocacy priorities and policies

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

Advocacy Charter

RACQ is 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

Read the RACQ Advocacy Charter.

Things to note

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.