Moreton Bay to North Brisbane Roads Upgrade


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Moreton Bay to North Brisbane Roads Upgrade

Prospective pipeline

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STATUS: Prospective pipeline
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

By 2020, around 155,000 vehicles travelling between the Moreton Bay Region and North Brisbane each day were using the Gateway Motorway, the Bruce Highway and Gympie Arterial Road. The Queensland Government is taking an integrated planning approach to develop a whole-of-network solution to improve network efficiency between suburbs.

At early planning stages, the key components identified are:

  • upgrading the Gateway Motorway (Bracken Ridge to Pine River)
  • upgrading the Bruce Highway (Gateway Motorway to Dohles Rocks Road)
  • upgrading Gympie Arterial Road (Strathpine Road to Gateway Motorway)
  • delivering north-facing ramps at Dohles Rocks Road interchange to the Bruce Highway, and
  • building the North South Urban Arterial (NSUA) between Dohles Rocks Road and Anzac Avenue - recently dubbed the 'Moreton Connector'.


The NSUA corridor was identified in the late 1990s and early 2000s in response to expected travel demands as the population grew in the suburbs north of the Pine River and east of the Bruce Highway. The corridor between Dohles Rocks Road and Anzac Avenue has been preserved by Moreton Bay Regional Council and Queensland Government.

Final scope of the project is to be confirmed upon business case approvals, expected in 2023.



Key Dates

2023: Business case finalisation expected




The project is expected to be jointly funded by Queensland and Federal Governments.



Project History

May 2020: Queensland Government announced plans for a $2.1 billion roads upgrade for Moreton Bay and North Brisbane.

Last reviewed: 02/11/2020

Moreton Bay to North Brisbane Roads Upgrade

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