Tiaro Bypass

Tiaro Bypass

Petition for a four-lane Tiaro Bypass

Please sign and share the petition below to call on the Queensland Government to put forward a four-lane Tiaro Bypass plan. 

A four-lane bypass will:

  • Make travel between Maryborough and Gympie faster and safer
  • Open up new industry and manufacturing to create jobs in Wide Bay
  • Ease congestion through Tiaro
  • Boost local agricultural production and tourism opportunities
  • Ensure the highway meets the highest possible road safety standards


Join the call, enter your details to make the Tiaro bypass four lanes!

CLICK BELOW OR SIGN THE PETITION AT THIS LINK: https://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/petitions/petition-details?id=3491 

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the State Government’s plan to construct a two-lane Tiaro bypass will put road users in danger and lacks vision for a growing Maryborough and Fraser Coast. 

The two-lane proposal is an unsafe two-lane road of yesterday, not a safe four-lane highway for tomorrow. The two-lane design will be obsolete before it is finished and will end up costing more to duplicate.

Major new construction along the National Highway should always be built to the safest possible standard, and the Tiaro bypass should be no exception.

To reduce the risk of fatalities and serious injury, the Tiaro bypass must have four lanes with a concrete barrier in between the north- and south-bound lanes.

If Maryborough’s industry, manufacturing, jobs and economy are to grow, the highway must be constructed to a four-lane standard to achieve that growth.

A four-lane divided Tiaro bypass will safely accommodate road transport vehicles and freight into the future, so all road users and their families will be secure in the knowledge that the journey will be as safe as possible.

The job must be done right the first time with four lanes.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to ensure the rejection of the two-lane proposal and support the construction of a four-lane highway as part of the Tiaro Flood Immunity Upgrade (Tiaro bypass) project for the Bruce Highway at Tiaro.

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Message from Llew O'Brien

Building a safer community for you, your family and friends, is a top priority for me. 

The same applies to your safety on the Bruce Highway. 

Anyone who travels on the Bruce Highway between Gympie and Maryborough like I do almost every day knows how congested and dangerous this section of the highway is.

With around 10,000 vehicle movements on this section each day, the two-lane Tiaro bypass currently proposed by the State Government isn’t fit for the purpose of delivering a world-class highway to keep motorists and their families safe as they travel between Maryborough and Gympie.

A four-lane Tiaro Bypass would enable the fast and efficient movement of freight and open up new business, manufacturing, agricultural and tourism opportunities in the region.

The Federal Government has made it clear that if the Queensland Government recommends a four lane Tiaro bypass, the Federal Government will consider it.

It’s now up to the Queensland Government to bring a four-lane Tiaro bypass plan forward.

If this section of the national highway was in New South Wales or Victoria, it would already have been constructed to a four-lane standard – and our section of the national highway should be built to the same standard. Local motorists, businesses, and visitors to our region deserve a safe four-lane Tiaro Bypass.

I need your support to tell the Queensland Government to get the Tiaro bypass done right the first time with four lanes.

Please enter your details to help make history with a four-lane Tiaro bypass.

Thank you for your support.

Yours sincerely

Llew O’Brien MP