The Calvert to Kagaru project is in the reference design stage


In 2017, the project was declared a ‘coordinated project’ by the Queensland Office of the Coordinator-General (OCG).

The preliminary draft EIS was submitted to the OCG for review in August 2019. Our team is now addressing feedback and comments on the preliminary draft EIS.

The draft EIS is expected to be available for public comment in the second half of 2020, subject to feedback from the OCG.

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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