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 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.

Community consultation

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

In November, we held a number of staffed information displays in Gatton, Yamanto and Toowoomba to speak to the community about the preliminary horizontal alignment. The Calvert to Kagaru project consultation webpage contains detailed information and how you can continue to provide your contribution.

An overview of the project consultation program, as well as the associated EIS technical studies, can be viewed here.

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.

Next steps

The C2K project is currently in the Feasibility stage.

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

Works in your area

In late February/early March 2018, you may see our team in the field undertaking aquatic surveys, including collecting water samples. These surveys are being done following recent rainfall events in the project study area and will collect data to inform the development of the EIS.

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 three projects Gowrie to Helidon, Helidon to Calvert and Calvert to Kagaru, to help us get a better understanding of key issues from a community perspective.

The interactive map allows members of the public to have their say on each of these three projects 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.

Access the interactive map here.

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 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.

Community consultation

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

In November, we held a number of staffed information displays in Gatton, Yamanto and Toowoomba to speak to the community about the preliminary horizontal alignment. The Calvert to Kagaru project consultation webpage contains detailed information and how you can continue to provide your contribution.

An overview of the project consultation program, as well as the associated EIS technical studies, can be viewed here.

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.

Next steps

The C2K project is currently in the Feasibility stage.

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

Works in your area

In late February/early March 2018, you may see our team in the field undertaking aquatic surveys, including collecting water samples. These surveys are being done following recent rainfall events in the project study area and will collect data to inform the development of the EIS.

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 three projects Gowrie to Helidon, Helidon to Calvert and Calvert to Kagaru, to help us get a better understanding of key issues from a community perspective.

The interactive map allows members of the public to have their say on each of these three projects 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.

Access the interactive map here.

Contact us

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