Public Private Partnership

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.

In late 2018, ARTC undertook a Registrations of Interest (ROI) process to identify organisations that are interested in delivering, and have the requisite experience and capability to deliver, the PPP Project. A market sounding was undertaken as part of the ROI to understand key commercial and technical issues associated with the delivery of the PPP Project.

ARTC is now seeking Expressions of Interest from the market to deliver the Gowrie to Kagaru PPP.

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.

In late 2018, ARTC undertook a Registrations of Interest (ROI) process to identify organisations that are interested in delivering, and have the requisite experience and capability to deliver, the PPP Project. A market sounding was undertaken as part of the ROI to understand key commercial and technical issues associated with the delivery of the PPP Project.

ARTC is now seeking Expressions of Interest from the market to deliver the Gowrie to Kagaru PPP.