Motorists and residents between Daisy Hill and Logan are being asked for feedback on the third and final stage of the multi-billion M1 (Pacific Motorway) North upgrade program.
Stage one, upgrading the M1/M3 Gateway Merge, was completed in May 2020.
Stage two, the $750 million, Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade, is in construction. It includes widening the motorway, extending the South East Busway to Springwood, a new bus station and park ‘n’ ride at Rochdale and continuing the M1 cycleway.
Work on the business case for stage three between Daisy Hill and Logan Motorway is underway and feedback is being sought on the design concept.
The proposed upgrade includes:
- Widening 10 kilometres between Daisy Hill and Logan Motorway
- Extending the South East Busway from Springwood bus station to Mandew Street
- Three new bus stations at Chatswood Road, Loganlea Road and Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road
- Two new park ‘n’ ride facilities at Chatswood Road and Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road
- Major upgrades to Paradise Road, Mandew Street, Grandis Street and Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road interchanges.
Proposals also include a nine-kilometre cycleway extension, providing a healthy and active way to travel between Brisbane and Logan.
“Building a better M1 is absolutely crucial when it comes to easing congestion and catering to growth in our local community,” said Federal Treasurer and Member for Rankin Jim Chalmers.
“This is one of the most significant projects in our area and we’re working closely with the state government to get it finished as soon as possible.
“It’s also great for our economy – employing 550 workers during construction which delivers flow-on
“I encourage anyone in our community with a view to get involved and provide feedback. This will help the Department of Transport and Main Roads to incorporate local views in the final phase of planning.”
$1 billion has been committed by the Australian and Queensland Governments (50:50) for the planning, business case delivery and future stages of the project.
Queensland Energy Minister and Member for Springwood Mick de Brenni said our community backed me to deliver a better M1 and Busway to Loganholme, and we’re delivering.
“The plans we’re putting out for consultation consider and balance the needs of motorists, public and active transport as well as amenity for locals.
“We expect this upgrade to cut the average morning peak travel time to Eight Mile Plains from the Hyperdome by almost half – that’s good news in my book.
“This project also represents one of the most significant urban renewal opportunities for our community since its settlement in the 70’s, with better roads and public transport, we can expect to see more new and affordable housing options feature around the new busway and cycleway connections.
“I know that people live in our neighbourhood for the lifestyle, but with this project you’ll have more options to get where you’re going and home sooner, and that means more time enjoying your family and Queensland’s great lifestyle.
Consultation will run from 7 November to 27 November 2022.
In addition to providing online feedback, the community is invited to attend drop-in sessions to ask questions and find out more information.
To get more information on the consultation drop-in sessions, view the concept designs, and provide feedback, visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au/daisyhilltologanmwy, call 1800 314 763 or email DH2LM@tmr.qld.gov.au.