Proposed revised alignment consultation
Public consultation on the revised reference design for the project started in November 2022.
We hosted workshops about the reference design changes and provided more opportunities to have your say.
The workshops focussed on the road network changes that have resulted from the removal of the seven level crossings, as well as results from the updated flooding assessments and noise and vibration studies. Subject-matter experts were available to talk about the changes.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement
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.
April 5, 2023
Gowrie to Kagaru surveys and site investigations April to June 2023
Between April and June 2023, our preferred proponent for the delivery of the Gowrie to Kagaru section of Inland Rail, Regionerate Rail, will undertake various site surveys as well as utility services and geotechnical investigations in the project areas between Gowrie and Kagaru.
April 5, 2023
Drop in at Calvert to Kagaru project information sessions
We value local feedback and knowledge and understand it’s important that we’re in the community so you can ask questions about Inland Rail.