IQ-RAP

 

Inland Queensland Roads Action Plan (IQ-RAP)

The RDA Townsville and North West Queensland Committee initiated the concept of an inland roads action plan based on consultations with local governments and the success of the Department of Transport and Main Roads’ Bruce Highway Action Plan in securing funding commitments over 10 years. RDA engaged with key stakeholders to hold forums in Longreach in December 2013 and Mount Isa in August 2014 to test the need, opportunity and appetite for collaboration on a project which has become known as the Inland Queensland Roads Action Plan (IQ-RAP) project.

IQ-RAP is a bipartisan project funded by 49 partners including 33 local governments, 8 Regional Roads and Transport Groups, 5 RDA Committees, the NQ RDA Alliance and RACQ to drive regional economic development across regional Queensland. The IQ-RAP was publicly launched in Charters Towers in February 2016. An update to the original IQ-RAP is now under way.

This plan is designed to be used as a planning tool to inform future state and national road network and broader transport planning, programs and investment decisions.

RDA provides the Secretariat and project management services on an in-kind basis; the Working Group, made up of representatives from RRTGs, RDAs and RACQ, operates as a board in making key decisions at monthly teleconference meetings. 

 

 

 

State Election Update regarding regional road commitments (23.11.17)

 

 Katter Australia Party

 

IQ-RAP Working Group to Mr Robbie Katter MP - 22.11.17

IQ-RAP Working Group to Mr Robbie Katter MP - 1.9.17

IQ-RAP Working Group to Mr Robbie Katter MP - 13.4.17

 

Labor

  • There are currently no commitments to strategic freight and tourism routes in regional Queensland outside SEQ and west of the Bruce Highway.
  • https://queenslandlabor.org/the-2017-state-election/campaign-policies/extending-works-for-queensland/
  • The Works For Queensland program has been extended by $200 million for 65 regional councils outside SEQ. This fund can be used for local road and bridge projects but is also used for disaster mitigation, waste and recycling, water, sewerage, crime prevention, cultural and recreation and economic development projects. In the last round 130 projects out of 600+ projects were for local roads and bridge works. Most, if not all, would have been lower order roads that are not in IQ-RAP.

 

Deputy Premier to IQ-RAP Working Group - 24.11.17

IQ-RAP Working Group to Premier - 20.11.17

IQ-RAP Working Group to Premier - 1.9.17

IQ-RAP Working Group to Acting Minister of Main Roads - 22.8.17

IQ-RAP Working Group to Deputy Premier - 16.6.17

 

LNP

 

 -  5 projects in the IQ-RAP area:   

  • $15 million towards May Downs Road upgrade at Middlemount, Isaac Region
  • $4 million towards Peak Downs Highway passing lanes, Mackay/ Isaac Region
  • $6.5 million towards Donohue Highway upgrades, Boulia
  • $2.8 million towards sealing the Alpha-Tambo Road, Barcaldine/ Blackall-Tambo Region
  • $6 million towards Springsure-Tambo Road (Dawson Development Rd) upgrades, Blackall-Tambo Region

 

 

 - 3 projects in the IQ-RAP area: 

  • $5 million towards upgrading Tchanning Creek Bridge/Condamine Hwy at Roma, Maranoa
  • $800,000 towards upgrading Springton Creek Bridge/Capricorn Hwy at Dingo, Central Highlands Region
  • $100,000 towards resurfacing Mount Vexation Bridge at Emerald, Central Highlands Region

 

LNP State Director to IQ-RAP Working Group - 7.11.17

IQ-RAP Working Group to Shadow Minister for Main Roads - 18.6.17

IQ-RAP Working Group to Deputy Leader of Oppostion - 18.6.17

IQ-RAP Working Group to Leader of Oppostion - 18.6.17

 

 

Pauline Hanson One Nation Policy

 

  • http://www.onenation.com.au/policies/qldpolicies/Transport&Roads.pdf
  • “The inland road network is in urgent need of funding and maintenance, as well as future-proofing against natural disasters.”
  • “One nation will: work with IQ-RAP partnerships, Federal Government and State government to prioritise the scope of works needed to repair our road infrastructure through a regional conference; publish full transport infrastructure business cases and transparently allocate key transport projects; commit to a program to upgrade and maintain inland regional Queensland roads”

 

IQ-RAP Working Group to Mr Steve Dickson - 22.11.17

IQ-RAP Working Group to Mr Steve Dickson - 13.4.17

 

Queensland Greens

 

 

 

 

IQ-RAP Resident Profile

IQ-RAP Resident Profile as at 10 November, 2017

 

 

IQ-RAP Public Presentations 

 

Submissions

 

 

 

Letters of Support for IQ-RAP 

Letters to IQ-RAP Working Group

 

o    Parliamentarians

§  Senator the Hon Barry O'Sullivan 

§  Senator the Hon Ian Macdonald

 

o    Industry and other Stakeholders

§  National Farmers' Federation

§  AgForce Queensland Farmers Limited

§  Brisbane Markets Limited

§  Campervan & Motorhome Club of Australia

§  Civil Contractors Federation

§  Infrastructure Association of Queensland

§  Isolated Children's Parents Association Queensland

§  Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Zone

§  Outback Queensland Tourism Association

§  Queensland Farmers' Federation

§  Queensland Tourism Industry Council

§  Townsville Enterprise Limited

 

Letters sent to Ministers in support of IQ-RAP

 

o    Parliamentarians

§  Senator the Hon James McGrath, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister - Letter to Minister Darren Chester

§  Mr Tim Nicholls, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Planning, Small Business, Employment and Trade - Letter to Minister for Resources and Northern Australia

 

o    Industry and other Stakeholders

§  Central Highlands Development Corporation - Letter to Minister Darren Chester 

§  Civil Contractors Federation - Letter to Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester

§  Gulf Savannah Development - Letter to Minister Darren Chester

§  Queensland Resources Council - Letter to Minister Darren Chester

§  Queensland Resources Council - Letter to Queensland Minister for Main Roads/Deputy Premier/Treasurer

 

IQ-RAP Media Releases

 

 

IQ-RAP Media - Letters to the Editor Published

 

 

 

IQ-RAP Media Coverage

The IQ-RAP Working Group has regularly generated media interest in the IQ-RAP. 

 

 

 

 

IQ-RAP Project Work

 

Presentations from the Regional Roads Forum

 

 

 

Key Road Infrastructure Related Resources

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