Driving transport solutions for South East Queensland
Queensland’s first Market-Led Proposal — the $512 million Logan Motorway Enhancement Project put forward by Transurban Queensland — has been given the green light to proceed to final binding contract.
Contact has been executed
Funded through variations to tolling arrangements
Financed by Transurban Queensland
Early 2017 - mid 2019
Transurban Queensland (TQ) is delivering a $512 million enhancement to the Logan Motorway and Gateway Extension motorways – an extension of its contract to operate and maintain the Logan, Gateway and Gateway Extension motorways.
TQ will undertake a range of improvements to the motorways and surrounding roads to improve driver safety, reduce travel times, relieve local traffic congestion, and enhance connectivity with other major road networks. There will also be a new toll facility for motorists if they choose to use new south-facing ramps at Compton Road to access and exit the Gateway Extension Motorway.
The project is expected to support around 1,300 jobs during the 2.5 year construction period and generate around $1 billion in economic benefits for Queenslanders over 30 years. TQ proposes to fully finance the costs of the works and will predominantly fund the project through moderate toll increases for trucks using the Logan and Gateway motorways.
Alignment with government policy, priority and community need
- The upgrade will reduce traffic congestion and travel times and improve safety and connectivity with other major networks.
- The project will generate approximately $1 billion (present value) in economic benefits over 30 years and support around 1,300 jobs over the 2.5 years of construction.
Justification for direct negotiation
- TQ is contracted by the government to operate and maintain the Logan, Gateway and Gateway Extension motorways, making it uniquely positioned to deliver the project.
Value for money
- In return for an extension to TQ’s existing contract, South East Queenslanders will benefit from improved road facilities at no cost to the Queensland government.
For more information about the project visit www.loganenhancementproject.com.au.
“Our partnership with the Queensland Government throughout the detailed proposal phase has ensured we achieve the best possible outcomes for motorists, industry and the wider community.”
- Wes Ballantine, Transurban Group General Manager, Queensland