Calvert to Kagaru (Qld)

The Calvert to Kagaru (C2K) section is one of 13 projects that complete Inland Rail. This section of Inland Rail involves the design and construction of approximately 53km of new dual gauge track.

The connection will provide convenient access for freight to major proposed industrial developments at Ebenezer in the City of Ipswich, and at Bromelton near Beaudesert in the Scenic Rim Region.

The project will be delivered under the Gowrie to Kagaru Public Private Partnership and includes:

  • approximately 53km of new dual gauge track
  • 1.1km tunnel through the Teviot Range
  • 15 grade separations
  • 13 river bridges
  • up to four crossing loops.

The alignment

The project generally follows the protected Southern Freight Rail Corridor (SFRC) that was gazetted as a Future Rail Corridor by the Queensland Government in 2010. This corridor links the West Moreton line near Calvert to the interstate rail line near Kagaru, north of Beaudesert.

Current status

On 30 August 2019, we submitted the preliminary draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to the Queensland Office of the Coordinator-General (OCG) to assess its adequacy against the project’s Terms of Reference.

The project team is currently working with OCG to address its feedback and comments on the preliminary draft EIS. Subject to feedback from the OCG, we expect to make the draft EIS available for public comment and submission in mid-2020.

The Coordinator-General’s website has more information about coordinated projects and how projects requiring an EIS are assessed. You will also find there information specific to the Calvert to Kagaru project.

We will also provide notification prior to the draft EIS public release and submission period.

Community consultation

Community consultation is vital to the success of Inland Rail and we welcome your participation.

Our project team held community information sessions in late May to discuss the project and findings relating to the rail alignment, soils, flora and fauna, air quality, noise and vibration, flooding, social impact, land use and property, and heritage both Aboriginal and European.

Our consultation posters and the updated alignment fly-through video are available on the Calvert to Kagaru project consultation webpage.

Please contact us on 1800 732 761 or inlandrailqld@artc.com.au if you have any questions.

We will continue to work closely with landowners along the existing corridor of the project as well as key stakeholders such as your local Council.

Progress

In May 2016, preliminary field investigations were carried out as part of the Concept Assessment Phase as we engaged with landowners along the corridor.

On 10 May 2017, the project team submitted an Initial Advice Statement (IAS) to the Office of the Coordinator-General in application for a ‘coordinated project’ declaration under the provisions of the Queensland State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971. The project was referred to the Australian Department of the Environment and Energy for a ‘controlled action’ decision under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act).

On 16 June 2017, the Queensland Coordinator-General declared the project as a ‘coordinated project’, triggering a requirement for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

View media release: Inland Rail progresses in Queensland with Project Declaration

On 21 June 2017, the project was determined as a ‘controlled action’ requiring assessment under the EPBC Act. Assessment under the EPBC Act will be undertaken during the EIS process in accordance with the Assessment Bilateral Agreement between the Queensland and Australian Governments.

The public comment period for the draft Terms of Reference was open between 26 August 2017 to 25 September 2017.

The final Terms Of Reference for the EIS was released on 11 December 2017.

ARTC has awarded an engineering and environmental investigation contract to Future Freight Joint Venture (FFJV), a joint venture between Aecom and Aurecon for the Gowrie to Kagaru project areas. The work to be undertaken by FFJV will provide greater understanding of the local geography, hydrology, flora and fauna, as well as air quality, noise and social factors. These elements will further assist detailed design work. For further information, view the full release.

On 30 August 2019, the C2K project team submitted the preliminary draft EIS to the OCG to assess its adequacy against the project’s Terms of Reference.

Next steps

The C2K project is currently in the Reference stage.

We are in the process of developing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Calvert to Kagaru section.

Community Consultative Committees

ARTC has established a community consultative committee for the Calvert to Kagaru project area. For details of the Committee and meetings, please see the link below:

Interactive Map

We have developed an interactive map covering the Calvert to Kagaru project, to help us get a better understanding of key issues from a community perspective.

You can have your say and ask questions on the updated map by simply dropping a pin on the map and adding a comment.

The map shows the current design. As the project continues to develop, the map will be updated to reflect the latest design. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us.

Contact us

You can have your questions answered about the project by contacting us directly, or asking us a question.

The Calvert to Kagaru (C2K) section is one of 13 projects that complete Inland Rail. This section of Inland Rail involves the design and construction of approximately 53km of new dual gauge track.

The connection will provide convenient access for freight to major proposed industrial developments at Ebenezer in the City of Ipswich, and at Bromelton near Beaudesert in the Scenic Rim Region.

The project will be delivered under the Gowrie to Kagaru Public Private Partnership and includes:

  • approximately 53km of new dual gauge track
  • 1.1km tunnel through the Teviot Range
  • 15 grade separations
  • 13 river bridges
  • up to four crossing loops.

The alignment

The project generally follows the protected Southern Freight Rail Corridor (SFRC) that was gazetted as a Future Rail Corridor by the Queensland Government in 2010. This corridor links the West Moreton line near Calvert to the interstate rail line near Kagaru, north of Beaudesert.

Current status

On 30 August 2019, we submitted the preliminary draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to the Queensland Office of the Coordinator-General (OCG) to assess its adequacy against the project’s Terms of Reference.

The project team is currently working with OCG to address its feedback and comments on the preliminary draft EIS. Subject to feedback from the OCG, we expect to make the draft EIS available for public comment and submission in mid-2020.

The Coordinator-General’s website has more information about coordinated projects and how projects requiring an EIS are assessed. You will also find there information specific to the Calvert to Kagaru project.

We will also provide notification prior to the draft EIS public release and submission period.

Community consultation

Community consultation is vital to the success of Inland Rail and we welcome your participation.

Our project team held community information sessions in late May to discuss the project and findings relating to the rail alignment, soils, flora and fauna, air quality, noise and vibration, flooding, social impact, land use and property, and heritage both Aboriginal and European.

Our consultation posters and the updated alignment fly-through video are available on the Calvert to Kagaru project consultation webpage.

Please contact us on 1800 732 761 or inlandrailqld@artc.com.au if you have any questions.

We will continue to work closely with landowners along the existing corridor of the project as well as key stakeholders such as your local Council.

Progress

In May 2016, preliminary field investigations were carried out as part of the Concept Assessment Phase as we engaged with landowners along the corridor.

On 10 May 2017, the project team submitted an Initial Advice Statement (IAS) to the Office of the Coordinator-General in application for a ‘coordinated project’ declaration under the provisions of the Queensland State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971. The project was referred to the Australian Department of the Environment and Energy for a ‘controlled action’ decision under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act).

On 16 June 2017, the Queensland Coordinator-General declared the project as a ‘coordinated project’, triggering a requirement for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

View media release: Inland Rail progresses in Queensland with Project Declaration

On 21 June 2017, the project was determined as a ‘controlled action’ requiring assessment under the EPBC Act. Assessment under the EPBC Act will be undertaken during the EIS process in accordance with the Assessment Bilateral Agreement between the Queensland and Australian Governments.

The public comment period for the draft Terms of Reference was open between 26 August 2017 to 25 September 2017.

The final Terms Of Reference for the EIS was released on 11 December 2017.

ARTC has awarded an engineering and environmental investigation contract to Future Freight Joint Venture (FFJV), a joint venture between Aecom and Aurecon for the Gowrie to Kagaru project areas. The work to be undertaken by FFJV will provide greater understanding of the local geography, hydrology, flora and fauna, as well as air quality, noise and social factors. These elements will further assist detailed design work. For further information, view the full release.

On 30 August 2019, the C2K project team submitted the preliminary draft EIS to the OCG to assess its adequacy against the project’s Terms of Reference.

Next steps

The C2K project is currently in the Reference stage.

We are in the process of developing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Calvert to Kagaru section.

Community Consultative Committees

ARTC has established a community consultative committee for the Calvert to Kagaru project area. For details of the Committee and meetings, please see the link below:

Interactive Map

We have developed an interactive map covering the Calvert to Kagaru project, to help us get a better understanding of key issues from a community perspective.

You can have your say and ask questions on the updated map by simply dropping a pin on the map and adding a comment.

The map shows the current design. As the project continues to develop, the map will be updated to reflect the latest design. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us.

Contact us

You can have your questions answered about the project by contacting us directly, or asking us a question.

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