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.
July 3, 2020
Federal Government names Inland Rail as a priority project
Inland Rail is one of 15 major infrastructure projects to be prioritised for approval under a bilateral arrangement between the Federal Government, State and Territory governments.
July 3, 2020
Local community groups welcome grant funding
Four Gowrie to Kagaru community groups recently benefited from grant funding as part of our Sponsorships and Donations program.