Campaign trail visits Bielby Holdings’ project

The team working on Ipswich Motorway Upgrade, Darra to Rocklea Package 1, were at the centre of the Federal Election campaign recently as Anthony Albanese MP, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk MP and Mark Bailey MP, Milton Dick MP, Jim Madden MP and Graham Perrett MP from Federal and Queensland Labor made a whistle stop visit to the site.

The project is a 3km upgrade of the Ipswich Motorway between Granard Road, Rocklea and Oxley Road, Oxley and will improve reliability, safety, connectivity and flood immunity for one of Brisbane and South East Queensland’s busiest arterials.

Project Manager, Andrew Howgate, welcomed the visit “It is always good to be able to showcase the work that we are undertaking and to be able to demonstrate the achievements and hard work that the team at Bielby are putting into this vital piece of infrastructure.”

Rocklea to Darra – Stage 1 includes:

  • upgrading the motorway from 4 to 6 lanes
  • higher bridges over Oxley Creek, including 7 new bridges
  • new 1.5km Boundary Road Connection Road linking Boundary Road, Rocklea across the Oxley floodplain through to the Blunder Road intersection at Oxley
  • new northern service road over the Oxley Creek floodplain
  • new traffic signals at the Suscatand Street intersection.

The project will improve travel time, reliability, safety, local connectivity and flood immunity by:

  • providing safer access to and from the motorway
  • increasing the motorway’s capacity
  • constructing higher bridges over the Oxley Creek area
  • providing improved active transport facilities
  • providing better local road connectivity.

Project fly through video released

A fly through video of the Ipswich Motorway Upgrade: Rocklea to Darra – Stage 1, has been released, providing a glimpse into the programme of works and end result of this major project Bielby Holdings is delivering for the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).

Watch the fly through video:


The $400 million project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments, each committing $200 million. The project covers a 3km section of the Ipswich Motorway between Granard Road, Rocklea to east of Oxley Road, Oxley. This is the most critical section of the remaining 7kms of the motorway still to be upgraded. In April 2017, TMR appointed Bielby Hull Albem Joint Venture (BHA JV), a Queensland-owned joint venture, as the contractor for the upgrade. Construction is expected to be completed by late 2020.