The 53km Calvert to Kagaru section of Inland Rail includes building a new dual gauge track, which will provide convenient access for freight to major distribution centres at Bromelton and Acacia Ridge in Queensland.
The route will divert from the West Moreton rail line near Calvert and connect to the existing Sydney to Brisbane interstate rail line at Kagaru. In addition to the new track, the works are expected to include a 1.1km tunnel through the Teviot Range, 27 new bridges and up to four crossing loops. This project is currently in the reference design stage. During this time, we are conducting various studies and consulting with landowners and other key stakeholders to finalise plans for this project. This technically complex section of Inland Rail will be delivered using a Public Private Partnership funding arrangement.
Current status of draft EIS
In June 2020, we re-submitted the preliminary draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to the Queensland Coordinator-General to assess its adequacy against the project’s Terms of Reference.
Subject to feedback from the Coordinator-General, we expect the draft EIS will be available for public comment later in 2020. We will keep you updated regarding timing. The Coordinator-General’s website has more information about coordinated projects and how projects requiring an EIS are assessed. You will also find information specific to the Calvert to Kagaru project.
Building new dual gauge track, a 1.1km tunnel, 27 new bridges and up to four crossing loops
The Calvert to Kagaru section follows the protected Southern Freight Rail Corridor (SFRC) which links the West Moreton line near Calvert to the interstate rail line near Kagaru, north of Beaudesert.
We have developed an interactive map of the current project design. Drop a pin on the map to add your comment. Your feedback will help us get a better understanding of key issues from a community perspective.
November 10, 2020
Inland Rail Public Private Partnership one step closer
Three world-class consortia have been invited by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to submit proposals for the section of Inland Rail from Gowrie outside Toowoomba to Kagaru near Beaudesert in Queensland, to be delivered as a Public Private Partnership (PPP).
October 19, 2020
Keeping the conversation going at community events
Our project teams have been busy attending recent community events and market days in your area because we want you to be as informed possible about project progress.