Project

Pacific Motorway M1 Upgrade

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Pacific Motorway M1 Upgrade

As part of the National Land Transport Network, the M1 Pacific Motorway is the key commuter and freight transport corridor between Queensland and NSW. The Queensland Government is progressively upgrading the motorway between the Gateway interchange at Eight Mile Plains and Tugun as funding becomes available based on traffic volumes and value for money.

Major stages of the Upgrade that have already been awarded include: 

  • M1/M3 Gateway Merge ($196 million) - awarded to Lendlease in October 2017, and
  • Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes ($180 million) - awarded to Seymour Whyte in December 2017.

Remaining major stages of work include:

  • Varsity Lakes to Tugun
  • Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill, and
  • Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway.

Key Dates

Oct 2017 Lendlease awarded M1/M3 Gateway Merge contract
Dec 2017 Seymour Whyte awarded Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes contract
Apr 2019 Jacobs, AECOM/Arcadis and SMEC awarded design contracts for the

Funding contributions

Federal Government
Queensland Government

PROJECT HISTORY

Feb 2020 Infrastructure Australia identified M1 Pacific Motorway capacity as a Priority Project on its 2020 Infrastructure Priority List.
Feb 2020 The Federal and Queensland governments announced upgrades to Exit 41 and Exit 49 would be fast-tracked, releasing plans for the $192.6 million project.
Nov 2020 The Queensland budget allocated $213 million of funding for exits 41, 45 and 49.
Estimated Total Cost
(2020)
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
Queensland | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
Priority Project (near-term, 0-5 years)
Resources
Media releases
19/05/2018
06/02/2020
Major Contract

Pacific Motorway M1 Upgrade - Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway

PROJECT STATUS
Detailed Planning
Pacific Motorway M1 Upgrade - Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway

The M1 motorway is being upgraded between Daisy Hill to the Logan Motorway as part of the M1  Pacific Motorway North  Upgrade program which is part of the larger M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrade between Eight Mile Plains and Tugun. 

The M1 Motorway Upgrade North is divided into three stages:

  • Stage One - M1/M3 Gateway Merge ($196 million) - awarded to Lendlease in October 2017
  • Stage Two - Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill, and
  • Stage Three - Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway.

Stage Three - Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway will include: 

  • southbound capacity upgrade from Springwood to Loganholme
  • northbound capacity upgrade from Daisy Hill to Loganholme, and
  • ramps consolidation and managed motorway technologies.

Due to the size of Stage Three, the project will be divided into:

  • Stage 3A - Logan Road to Loganlea Road north (Exit 20 to Exit 23/24), and
  • Stage 3B - Loganlea Road south to Logan Motorway (Exit 24 to Exit 31).

Key Dates

Jan 2024 Expected Construction Commencement

Funding contributions

Federal Government
Queensland Government

PROJECT HISTORY

2018 Building Queensland completed a detailed business case for the project in Quarter 3 2018, following the re-elected Queensland Government committing $16 million towards a business case for future upgrades of the M1 corridor between Eight Mile Plains and the Logan Motorway. The cost-benefit analysis undertaken for the project calculated a benefit cost ratio of 1.28.
Jun 2018 The Queensland Budget allocated $374.5 million to the project. The Budget notes that project timing and funding arrangements are still subject to negotiations with the Federal Government, with the total project costs subject to business case development. The 2018-19 Queensland Transport Infrastructure Program (QTRIP), released in conjunction with the Budget, notes that the majority of funding for the project is beyond the forward estimates with $424 million for Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill beyond FY2021-22.
Jan 2019 January 2019 the business case was also submitted to Infrastructure Australia for evaluation.
Estimated Total Cost
(2018)
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
Queensland |
Infrastructure Australia status
Priority Project (near-term, 0-5 years)
Resources
Infrastructure agency resources
DITCRD Project website
Major Contract

Pacific Motorway M1 Upgrade - Varsity Lakes to Tugun

PROJECT STATUS
Under Delivery
Pacific Motorway M1 Upgrade - Varsity Lakes to Tugun

The M1 motorway is being upgraded between Varsity Lakes and Tugun as part of the M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrade between Eight Mile Plains and Tugun. Varsity Lakes to Tugun is being delivered in stages. 

The project would see:

  • widening of the north and southbound carriageways to six lanes
  • a direct northbound off-ramp from the M1 to Southport – Burleigh Road
  • ramp upgrades, and
  • cycling and walking connections between centres.

The four packages are as follows:

  • Varsity Lakes to Burleigh (Package A) – construction to begin mid-2020, subject to completion of the Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes upgrade
  • Burleigh to Palm Beach (Package B) – construction to Nineteenth Avenue to begin late 2020/early 2021
  • Palm Beach to Tugun (Package C) – construction to begin early 2021 and be completed by 2023, and
  • Smart motorways technologies retrofitted between Nerang and Mudgeeraba (Package D) – construction timeline is yet to be confirmed. 

Key Dates

Apr 2020 Contract Award
May 2020 Construction Commencement
Sep 2020 Contract awarded for Package B
Oct 2020 Contract awarded for Package C
Dec 2020 Construction commencement on Package B and C
2022 Construction of Package A expected to be complete.
Dec 2023 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Federal Government
Queensland Government

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Successful Tenderer: Package A - Seymour Whyte Constructions Package B - SMA Joint Venture consisting of Sunstate Group Queensland, McIlwain and Albem Operations. Package C - Seymour Whyte Constructions

PROJECT HISTORY

2018 Building Queensland completed a detailed business case for the project in Quarter 4 2018. The detailed business case is currently with the Queensland Government for consideration. In the business case the cost-benefit analysis showed that the benefit cost ratio of the project would be 1.67.
Jan 2020 The business case was submitted to Infrastructure Australia (IA) for evaluation.
Apr 2020 The contract for Varsity Lakes to Burleigh (Package A) was awarded to Seymour Whyte Constructions.
May 2020 Construction commenced on Package A
Sep 2020 Burleigh to Palm Beach (Package B) was awarded to the SMA Joint Venture consisting of Sunstate Group Queensland, McIlwain and Albem Operations.
Oct 2020 The contract for Palm Beach to Tugun (Package C) was awarded to Seymour Whyte Constructions.
Dec 2020 Construction commenced on Package B and C
Dec 2020 The 2020-2021 Queensland Budget allocated $145 million for the project in FY2020-21.
Estimated Total Cost
(2018)
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
Queensland | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
Priority Project (near-term, 0-5 years)
Resources
Media releases
16/04/2020
Major Contract

Pacific Motorway M1 Upgrade - Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Pacific Motorway M1 Upgrade - Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill

The M1 motorway is being upgraded between Eight Mile Plains and Daisy Hill as part of the M1 Pacific Motorway North Upgrade program which is part of the larger M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrade between Eight Mile Plains and Tugun. 

The M1 Motorway Upgrade North is divided into three stages:

  • Stage One - M1/M3 Gateway Merge ($196 million) - completed in April 2020
  • Stage Two - Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill, and
  • Stage Three - Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway.

Stage Two - Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill will include: 

  • widening the M1 to up to 5 lanes between the Gateway Motorway and Loganlea Road
  • widening the M1 to up to 4 lanes between Rochedale Road and Logan Road
  • extending the South East Busway from Eight Mile Plains to Springwood
  • a new bus station and connected carpark at Rochedale, and
  • completing the V1 cycleway link on the western  side of M1 from the Gateway Motorway to Paradise Road.

The project is being divided into stages:

  • Package One - Sports Driveway to Gateway Motorway 
  • Package Two - Pacific Highway early works 
  • Package Three - Watland Street to Sports Drive, and
  • Package Four - Rochedale bus station park 'n' ride - currently at detailed planning stage.

Key Dates

Apr 2020 Package One Contract Award
Jun 2020 Package Two Contract Award
Jul 2020 Construction Commencement
Dec 2020 Package Three Contract Award
2024 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Federal Government
Queensland Government

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Successful Tenderer: Package One - Sports Driveway to Gateway Motorway - Bielby Holdings Package Two - Pacific Highway early works - Georgiou Group Package Three - Watland Street to Sports Drive - a Joint Venture of Bielby Holdings and JF Hull Holdings

PROJECT HISTORY

2018 Building Queensland completed a detailed business case for the project in Quarter 3 2018. The cost-benefit analysis undertaken for the project calculated a benefit cost ratio of 1.28.
Jun 2018 The Queensland Budget allocated $374.5 million to the project. The 2018-19 Queensland Transport Infrastructure Programme (QTRIP), released in conjunction with the Budget, notes that the majority of funding for the project is beyond the forward estimates with $424 million for Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill beyond FY2021-22.
Jan 2019 The business case was also submitted to Infrastructure Australia (IA) for evaluation.
Jul 2019 Infrastructure Australia elevated the project to a Priority Project on its Infrastructure Priority List following positive evaluation of the project's business case.
Apr 2020 Package One - Sports Driveway to Gateway Motorway - Awarded to Bielby Holdings
Jun 2020 Package Two - Pacific Highway early works - Awarded to Georgiou Group
Jul 2020 Package Two - Pacific Highway Early Works commenced construction.
Dec 2020 In 2020-21 Budget, the Queensland Government allocated $94 million to the project in FY2020-21.
Dec 2020 Package Three - Watland Street to Sports Drive - Awarded to a Joint Venture of Bielby Holdings and JF Hull Holdings.
Estimated Total Cost
(2018)
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
Queensland | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
Priority Project (near-term, 0-5 years)
Resources
Infrastructure agency resources
Summary of detailed business case