A Well-Connected Network
When it comes to transport, few regional areas are as well-connected as the Fraser Coast.
The Bruce Highway, Queensland’s main coastal arterial route, runs through the centre of the region, directly connecting it to the capital Brisbane in the south, and the major resource areas of the north and north-west.
The highway provides critical linkages for freight movements between inland production areas and eleven coastal ports and major regional centres. It is also an important commuter route at its southern end and a key tourist corridor.
The Federal Government, in partnership with the Queensland Government, has committed $8.5 billion to a ten-year Bruce Highway Upgrade Programme, which began in 2013-14.
The projects include major upgrades and realignments, strengthening and widening type works, plus a range of safety and efficiency measures to target poor crash sites and to provide additional overtaking lanes and rest areas.
QantasLink has extensive daily flights from Hervey Bay to Brisbane and Virgin Australia operates daily direct jet services from Sydney to the Fraser Coast with convenient connections to major centres and overseas.
Queensland Rail operates regular daily services from Brisbane, Rockhampton and Cairns to Maryborough West, with a high-speed Tilt Train service that extends to the north and south, and bus connections through to Hervey Bay.