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.

A competitive tender process is underway to select a suitably qualified consortium to deliver the Project. A contract is expected to be awarded in 2021 to the Proponent who delivers the best value for money proposal, including a high quality technical solution.

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.

A competitive tender process is underway to select a suitably qualified consortium to deliver the Project. A contract is expected to be awarded in 2021 to the Proponent who delivers the best value for money proposal, including a high quality technical solution.