M1 Action Plan

Keeping our state moving is good for the economy.

That’s why the Palaszczuk Labor Government is spending $4.32 billion in transport funding this year, and has committed more than $21 billion over the next four years.

The Pacific Motorway (the M1) is the busiest road in Queensland. It is a vital link between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and a critical freight route. It connects Queenslanders to major economic hubs right along the east coast of Australia.

My government is strongly committed to improving the M1. We have already delivered the $74.4 million upgrade of the Exit 54 Coomera interchange.

We have also reached agreement with the Federal Government to jointly-fund two significant upgrades on the M1: the duplication of southbound lanes at the M1-M3 merge at Eight Mile Plains, and six-laning the M1 between Mudgeeraba and Varsity Lakes, but we know there is more to be done.

A re-elected Palaszczuk Labor Government will continue to invest in the M1. My government will undertake a major upgrade between Varsity Lakes and Tugun. We will improve problem interchanges. We will plan for future upgrades. We will work in partnership with local governments and local residents as we improve safety and decrease travel times.

Only Labor has a proven commitment to ongoing improvements.

Read our complete policy here.

$4.32b in Transport funding
$424.7m new funding for the M1
$206m upgrade Varsity Lakes to Tugun
$420m Light Rail stage 2