Project Stage

We carry out various environmental and technical studies and investigations. This stage is also supported by extensive community and stakeholder consultation to listen to and act on landowner feedback and…

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In 2017, the project was declared a ‘coordinated project’ by the Coordinator-General (CG).

The preliminary draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was submitted to the CG for review in August 2019.

The Calvert to Kagaru project’s draft EIS public display commenced on Saturday 19 December 2020 and concluded on Monday 8 March 2021.

For more information about the EIS process and next steps, visit the Queensland Coordinator-General’s website.

Check the CG’s website for more information about coordinated projects, how projects requiring an EIS are assessed and how you can have your say.

The Calvert to Kagaru project also requires approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cwlth) (EPBC Act) before it can proceed. The outcomes of the EIS will determine the process in making decisions on approvals.

The final Terms of Reference (ToR) for the EIS was released in December 2017.

To learn more about how the Calvert to Kagaru project was assessed, view the Coordinator-General’s website.

Engineering and environmental investigations

Future Freight Joint Venture (FFJV) has been awarded a contract to undertake engineering and environmental investigations for the Helidon to Calvert section of Inland Rail.

The work FFJV is undertaking will provide the Inland Rail team with a greater understanding of the local geography, hydrology, flora and fauna, as well as air quality, noise and social factors. These elements will help us progress the detailed design for this project.

Process to assess Queensland major projects

A flow chart detailing the approval process for major projects in Queensland, including opportunities for public input.

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Learn more about what’s involved in the reference design stage.

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