Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton (Qld)

The Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton (K2ARB) section is one of 13 projects that complete Inland Rail. This section of the Inland Rail Programme consists of enhancements to, as well as commissioning of, dual gauge operations along the existing interstate track between K2ARB.

There is about 49km of existing track to be enhanced enabling double-stacking capability along the existing interstate route both south from Kagaru to Bromelton and north from Kagaru to Brisbane’s major intermodal terminal at Acacia Ridge. It crosses the three Local Government Areas of Scenic Rim, Logan City and Brisbane City.

The alignment

The project utilises the existing Sydney to Brisbane Rail Corridor, operated by ARTC pursuant to a sub-lease with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).

This is an existing operational rail corridor and Acacia Ridge has been a longstanding, nationally-significant intermodal terminal in operation for decades.

Progress

ARTC has lodged an initial advice statement for the Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton (K2ARB) section of the Inland Rail project with the Office of the Coordinator-General.

Lodging an initial advice statement provides the Coordinator-General the opportunity to consider whether or not the K2ARB project should be considered a ‘coordinated project.’

Under the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971, a number of factors may lead to a project being declared coordinated, including complex approval requirements, significant environmental effects and significant infrastructure requirements.

The Coordinator-General chooses the weight attributed to each of these factors and is not bound to declare a project a coordinated project merely because it satisfies one or more of these characteristics.

If K2ARB is declared a coordinated project, a 12-18 month planning and environmental investigation process would commence in order to compile an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Coordinator General’s review.

An EIS involves a range of investigations throughout a project’s study area, to consider the potential impact of the project and how any impacts may be mitigated. These generally include geotechnical, flooding and hydrology, ecological, noise, air quality and vibration, social and heritage studies.

Next steps

Once the Coordinator-General has made a decision, we will alert the community to the outcome and provide details regarding our upcoming consultation program.

Regardless of whether or not K2ARB is declared a coordinated project, we will be providing information to the community and seeking your input in regard to the K2ARB project in the coming months via a variety of channels, including at information sessions.

Community consultation

As with all 13 projects along the Inland Rail corridor, community consultation is a vital part of our studies. We are focused on building the best possible rail line and input from the community is an important part of that.

Please register to receive project updates and further information regarding consultation activities.

Community Consultative Committee

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

Interactive map

We have developed an interactive map to help us get a better understanding of key issues from a community perspective.

The K2ARB interactive map shows:

  • the rail alignment
  • the area of investigation
  • proposed works on track lowerings
  • the locations of proposed crossing loops and crossing loop extensions

Have your say by simply dropping a pin on the map within the area of investigation and adding a comment. As the project continues to develop, the map will be updated to reflect the latest design.

Thank you for 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 Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton (K2ARB) section is one of 13 projects that complete Inland Rail. This section of the Inland Rail Programme consists of enhancements to, as well as commissioning of, dual gauge operations along the existing interstate track between K2ARB.

There is about 49km of existing track to be enhanced enabling double-stacking capability along the existing interstate route both south from Kagaru to Bromelton and north from Kagaru to Brisbane’s major intermodal terminal at Acacia Ridge. It crosses the three Local Government Areas of Scenic Rim, Logan City and Brisbane City.

The alignment

The project utilises the existing Sydney to Brisbane Rail Corridor, operated by ARTC pursuant to a sub-lease with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).

This is an existing operational rail corridor and Acacia Ridge has been a longstanding, nationally-significant intermodal terminal in operation for decades.

Progress

ARTC has lodged an initial advice statement for the Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton (K2ARB) section of the Inland Rail project with the Office of the Coordinator-General.

Lodging an initial advice statement provides the Coordinator-General the opportunity to consider whether or not the K2ARB project should be considered a ‘coordinated project.’

Under the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971, a number of factors may lead to a project being declared coordinated, including complex approval requirements, significant environmental effects and significant infrastructure requirements.

The Coordinator-General chooses the weight attributed to each of these factors and is not bound to declare a project a coordinated project merely because it satisfies one or more of these characteristics.

If K2ARB is declared a coordinated project, a 12-18 month planning and environmental investigation process would commence in order to compile an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Coordinator General’s review.

An EIS involves a range of investigations throughout a project’s study area, to consider the potential impact of the project and how any impacts may be mitigated. These generally include geotechnical, flooding and hydrology, ecological, noise, air quality and vibration, social and heritage studies.

Next steps

Once the Coordinator-General has made a decision, we will alert the community to the outcome and provide details regarding our upcoming consultation program.

Regardless of whether or not K2ARB is declared a coordinated project, we will be providing information to the community and seeking your input in regard to the K2ARB project in the coming months via a variety of channels, including at information sessions.

Community consultation

As with all 13 projects along the Inland Rail corridor, community consultation is a vital part of our studies. We are focused on building the best possible rail line and input from the community is an important part of that.

Please register to receive project updates and further information regarding consultation activities.

Community Consultative Committee

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

Interactive map

We have developed an interactive map to help us get a better understanding of key issues from a community perspective.

The K2ARB interactive map shows:

  • the rail alignment
  • the area of investigation
  • proposed works on track lowerings
  • the locations of proposed crossing loops and crossing loop extensions

Have your say by simply dropping a pin on the map within the area of investigation and adding a comment. As the project continues to develop, the map will be updated to reflect the latest design.

Thank you for 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.