IQ-RAP Partners have now secured nearly $1.4 billion in funding for strategic roads and bridges identified and advocated for by the Inland Queensland Roads Action Project (IQ-RAP).
RDA initiated this project based on advice from regional stakeholders such as local governments, industry peak bodies, businesses and communities who stressed the high importance of developing a safer, fit-for-purpose inland road network for all industries, communities and visitors.
The IQ-RAP partnership has brought together 28 local governments, 5 RDA Committees and RACQ to take a long-term, network wide approach to road planning and investment with the common goal to improve regional sustainability, productivity and safety on Queensland’s inland road network.
RDA has provided the Secretariat and project management services for IQ-RAP since the project commenced in 2013. The Working Group, led by Chair Cr Rick Britton and Deputy Chair Cr Jane McNamara and Cr Christine Rolfe, is made up of representatives from Regional Roads and Transport Groups (RRTGs), RDAs and RACQ, and operates as a committee in making key decisions at regular video/teleconference meetings.
In the lead up to the State election, the Working Group has written to give Parties to seek endorsement of the Inland Queensland Road Network Strategy, support for detailed planning and a $200 million investment over the next four years. Copies of these letters are below.
Key documents including the latest Progress Report are provided below.
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