Mark Bailey is Queensland’s Transport and Main Roads Minister in the Palaszczuk Labor Government and the local member for Miller.
His portfolio oversees Australia’s largest state-controlled road network (at over 33,000kms), along with 19 state-owned ports and Queensland’s urban and freight rail network.
Mr Bailey was elected to the Queensland Parliament in January 2015.
He has delivered five record road and transport budgets for Queensland, with major projects including the largest jointly-funded road upgrade program in the state: the $12.6 billion Bruce Highway upgrade program, the government’s largest rail project Cross River Rail, $5 billion to upgrade the M1 and build the second M1, Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3 to Burleigh Heads and the Sunshine Coast Rail duplication.
Mr Bailey has also delivered major innovations in transport and roads, with record investment in bike, active transport and pedestrian safety upgrades, the creation of Australia’s largest electric vehicle charging network: the Queensland Electric Super Highway and works to create a statewide $371 million smart ticketing system for public transport.
The Minister recognises the significance of his portfolio as a key facilitator for economic development across Queensland and as part of the state’s economic recovery plan from COVID-19, with a record $26.9 billion roads and transport budget expected to support 23,600 jobs, including more than 16,000 for regional Queensland.