Public Private Partnership

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A Public Private Partnership (PPP) model will be used to deliver the Gowrie to Kagaru section of Inland Rail in Queensland, which comprises approximately 130km of new dual gauge track traversing Toowoomba, the Lockyer Valley, Ipswich and the Scenic Rim.

ARTC is in the planning and approvals phase for the Gowrie to Kagaru section, which is divided into three separate projects – Gowrie to Helidon, Helidon to Calvert and Calvert to Kagaru – for the purpose of undertaking Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and reference designs.


In 2017, the Australian Government confirmed this section of Inland Rail would be delivered through a PPP. A PPP delivery arrangement will provide effective risk allocation and harness innovative engineering and construction solutions through the private sector who will design, build, finance and maintain this section of the rail line.

Current status

The Gowrie to Kagaru PPP is a complex engineering and financing project with a diverse range of stakeholders.

We have had a good response from the market, and we’ve been engaging with leading national and international construction, engineering and financing organisations about the most appropriate project delivery approach.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) phase will commence later this year. This will give proponents more time to assemble local and international teams to participate. By securing industry leading Australian and global bid teams, ARTC can maximise the benefits of an efficient and competitive RFP phase when it starts.

A Public Private Partnership (PPP) model will be used to deliver the Gowrie to Kagaru section of Inland Rail in Queensland, which comprises approximately 130km of new dual gauge track traversing Toowoomba, the Lockyer Valley, Ipswich and the Scenic Rim.

ARTC is in the planning and approvals phase for the Gowrie to Kagaru section, which is divided into three separate projects – Gowrie to Helidon, Helidon to Calvert and Calvert to Kagaru – for the purpose of undertaking Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and reference designs.


In 2017, the Australian Government confirmed this section of Inland Rail would be delivered through a PPP. A PPP delivery arrangement will provide effective risk allocation and harness innovative engineering and construction solutions through the private sector who will design, build, finance and maintain this section of the rail line.

Current status

The Gowrie to Kagaru PPP is a complex engineering and financing project with a diverse range of stakeholders.

We have had a good response from the market, and we’ve been engaging with leading national and international construction, engineering and financing organisations about the most appropriate project delivery approach.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) phase will commence later this year. This will give proponents more time to assemble local and international teams to participate. By securing industry leading Australian and global bid teams, ARTC can maximise the benefits of an efficient and competitive RFP phase when it starts.

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