Works and planning
The Calvert to Kagaru section of Inland Rail generally follows the protected Southern Freight Rail Corridor (SFRC) that was gazetted as a future rail corridor by the Queensland Government in 2010.
This corridor links the West Moreton line near Calvert to the interstate rail line near Kagaru, north of Beaudesert. The connection will provide convenient access for freight to major proposed industrial developments at Ebenezer in the City of Ipswich, and at Bromelton near Beaudesert in the Scenic Rim Region.
Work is expected to include building:
- 53km of new dual gauge track
- a 985m tunnel through the Teviot Range
- 31 new bridges
- up to four crossing loops.
Current and upcoming field investigations
Last updated 22 December 2022.
|Location/s||Type of work||Timing||Contractor||What to expect|
|Gowrie to Kagaru||Groundwater monitoring||Ongoing||Golders||Contractors checking groundwater monitoring bores on public and private properties.|
|Gowrie to Kagaru||Surface water monitoring||Ongoing||Golders||Contractors collecting water quality data from waterways relevant to the projects, generally in line with the monitoring sites outlined in the draft EIS’s.|
|Gowrie to Kagaru||Cadastral Survey||Ongoing||RPS Surveys||Installation and establishment of major survey control marks within the G2K project areas.|
|Gowrie to Helidon||Ground Water sampling||December 2022 to January 2023||Regionerate Rail |
(Epic Environmental and Webuild)
|Installation and monitoring of ground water monitoring bore on and private properties.|
|Gowrie to Helidon and Helidon to Calvert||Soil sampling||March to May 2023||FFJV (Aurecon)||Contractor conducting soil sampling on properties located on and near the alignment, as agreed.|
Watch a fly-through of the project
Get a birds-eye view of the Calvert to Kagaru project. This video shows the alignment with the current rail and road earthworks as well as bridges and culverts, as of May 2019. The fly-through is for illustration purposes and for discussion during community consultations in May 2019.
To get a sense of what your community will look like after the project has been completed, check out our visualisations of the proposed design.
Visualisations are for illustrative purposes and not to scale
Bremer River rail bridge
Ipswich-Boonah rail bridge
Wild Pig Creek Road level crossing
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.