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 upgraded 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

In May 2016, preliminary field investigations were carried out as part of the Concept Assessment Phase along the corridor. ARTC worked with landowners throughout this process.

The feasibility stage started in early 2017 with the project team conducting procurement and consultation activities.

In December 2017, ARTC awarded an engineering and environmental investigation contract to HATCH for the K2ARB project area. For further information, view the full release.

ARTC and Transport and Main Roads (TMR) are continuing to work together to ensure the best rail transport solution in the Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton section.

Next steps

The K2ARB project is currently in the feasibility stage.

The project will involve lowering of the rail under five bridges (Beaudesert Road, Learoyd Road, Johnson Road, Middle Road and Pub Lane), the construction of two new crossing loops and the extension of the current Greenbank and Bromelton crossing loops.

All works will remain within the current interstate freight rail corridor.

We will progress studies on noise, vibration and dust monitoring, ecology, water quality, soils and geology, transport, social and socio-economic factors and land use. They will help us understand the impacts of the planned enhancements and inform mitigation measures to be incorporated into the design.

ARTC is committed to meeting all of its planning and environmental legislative requirements.

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:

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 upgraded 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

In May 2016, preliminary field investigations were carried out as part of the Concept Assessment Phase along the corridor. ARTC worked with landowners throughout this process.

The feasibility stage started in early 2017 with the project team conducting procurement and consultation activities.

In December 2017, ARTC awarded an engineering and environmental investigation contract to HATCH for the K2ARB project area. For further information, view the full release.

ARTC and Transport and Main Roads (TMR) are continuing to work together to ensure the best rail transport solution in the Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton section.

Next steps

The K2ARB project is currently in the feasibility stage.

The project will involve lowering of the rail under five bridges (Beaudesert Road, Learoyd Road, Johnson Road, Middle Road and Pub Lane), the construction of two new crossing loops and the extension of the current Greenbank and Bromelton crossing loops.

All works will remain within the current interstate freight rail corridor.

We will progress studies on noise, vibration and dust monitoring, ecology, water quality, soils and geology, transport, social and socio-economic factors and land use. They will help us understand the impacts of the planned enhancements and inform mitigation measures to be incorporated into the design.

ARTC is committed to meeting all of its planning and environmental legislative requirements.

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:

Contact us

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